About Us

About University Health System Foundation

Building Lifelines. Together.

The view from here is nothing short of remarkable. We are looking forward to a future of exceptional healthcare in South Texas thanks to generous individuals, businesses and organizations that have been inspired to help build lifelines for our community—together. 

These lifelines are bringing extraordinary and compassionate care to patients, employees and the greater community. For more than 30 years, the Foundation has funded projects, programs and services that help deliver health and healing to every corner of our region.

Building on Success

The University Health System Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit Organization, was established in 1984 to solicit, receive and maintain funds exclusively for University Health System and, as a result, the community it serves, but we aren’t stopping there. In fact, our vision of building the most cutting-edge medical facility in South Texas is already happening—thanks to you. We are filling needs in the community no other healthcare system can. We can already say we are:

  • A nationally-recognized teaching hospital
  • The premier Level 1 Trauma Center for adult care
  • The only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in South Texas that cares for children with serious burns
  • The only civilian-military trauma partnership in the nation
  • A leader in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research
  • Producing transplant outcomes exceeding national averages
  • Complete with a network of specialized centers like Texas Diabetes Institute (TDI) and 25 outpatient healthcare clinics throughout San Antonio

A Wise Investment

Our vision is to become the first choice for healthcare philanthropy in San Antonio and South Texas, ensuring a healthy and thriving community for generations to come. The fact that 100% of every donation received is invested back into University Health System is a big plus. That means every dollar directly supports patient-centered care, innovative research and compassionate care and healing.

Your contributions help University Health System provide: care for the physical and emotional needs of children and their families; support for adult patients with exceptional needs such as food, lodging or transportation; and create a culture of excellence and compassion for patients, their families and our staff.

Governed by a board of directors that represent the community and University Health System, the Foundation prides itself on being an excellent steward of the resources entrusted to its care. Your gift will leave a legacy serving generations to come.

Overcoming Challenges Is Our Gift

Our gift to the community is getting over the hurdles that limited healthcare funding creates.

Most people think hospitals are completely funded by the government and local tax dollars. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. The type of innovation and cutting-edge services require a much deeper financial commitment. The Foundation helps bridge that gap between available funding and the exceptional life-saving care we want to offer. That’s why your gift to us is a lifeline to the community.