An Investment in Good Health
Thank you for your support! Your gift today helps our programs continue to deliver healthy results for thousands of San Diegans with nowhere else to turn. We are a 501c3 organization, (tax ID # 95-2568714) so your donation is 100% tax deductible to the extent the tax law allows. You can make an online donation today!
Physician founded and directed, we are committed to improving access to health care. We help our doctors give back to their community, provide practical consumer health care education to support prevention, and nurture medical students who are the future of our noble profession.
The San Diego County Medical Society created a separate not-for-profit corporation named AMPER in 1968 with the goal of providing medical students with low-interest loans to further their careers. In 2005, the Medical Society founded San Diego County Medical Society Foundation with a broader vision and mission to serve low-income and uninsured residents of our community. Since then we have expanded our reach to include programs that improve the delivery of volunteer care for physicians and patients with unmet healthcare needs, legislative trips to stretch the minds of medical students and education to keep our retired physicians actively engaged and informed.
How is SDCMSF funded?
We are fortunate to have consistent financial support from philanthropic foundations and members of the San Diego County Medical Society. Individual and corporate donations are a critical piece of the revenue pie of a strong and sustainable organization, and that is where we are focusing more and more effort. Much like our goal of “sharing the care” among volunteer healthcare providers, we understand the power of many individuals that each contribute to a greater cause. We know that increasing our individual support will provide us with even greater connection to the community and more sustainability as we work together to create a healthier community.
What can you do?
Getting involved sends a powerful message to the most vulnerable in our midst: we are a community that cares.
- Volunteer with Project Access
- Volunteer to provide specialty consultations via eConsultSD
- Volunteer for a Kaiser Permanente Super Saturday
(KP employees only)
- Get involved with increasing adult immunization
- Volunteer to assist with CRC diagnostics
- Join our Business Council
- Volunteer your time in our committees or events. Call Barbara Mandel at 858.565.7930.
- Serve on the Development committee. Contact Barbara Mandel.
- Spread the word about SDCMSF to friends and colleagues. Download our brochure, or forward it to others.
- Make a tax-deductible contribution online or by calling 858.300.2780.
Your contribution assists us to provide specialty healthcare for those who most need our help, detect curable cancers, educate expectant and new parents, and prepare the next generation of physicians.
On behalf of all those we serve, thank you for your support!
Kaiser Permanente Volunteers
Kaiser Permanente leadership and staff, along with Southern California Permanente Medical Group physicians, are an important part of our team. You have assisted with Super Saturday Surgery Days since 2008, providing needed surgical procedures and GI diagnostics for more than 230 patients. Super Saturdays are also a fun way to give back to the community with your colleagues. Click here to complete a volunteer form for clinical and non-clinical opportunities. The next Super Saturday Surgery Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Garfield facility.
Specialty Care Physicians are needed to provide in-office consultations, diagnosis and surgical procedures as needed. Find out more!
Spread the Word
Do you belong to a service group that might be interested in learning more about San Diego County Medical Society Foundation? Know a faith-based or networking group that would consider sponsoring an event to benefit patients in need of medical care? We would be delighted to make community presentations about current healthcare issues and profile the uninsured in our community. For more information to pass along to others, download our SDCMSF brochure, or contact Barbara Mandel at 858.300.2780. You are a thought leader that can increase the understanding in our community. Thanks for your support!