The Texas Biomedical Forum is a membership based organization comprised of women over the age of 21. Founded in 1970, The Forum is proud to support and promote the Texas Biomedical Research Institute (“Texas Biomed”) through community relations, volunteer service, and fundraising.
This dynamic group of women hosts educational and social events throughout the year, raising awareness and funding for the groundbreaking scientific research taking place at Texas Biomed.
At the end of each fiscal year, we are pleased to present a gift to Texas Biomed to fund pilot study grants.
The Forum’s fundraising efforts have raised approximately $3.2 million for pilot studies and resulted in more than $70 million in National Institutes of Health funding.
The Forum hosts Student Tours of the 200-acre Texas BioMed campus for a handful of high school science programs each year. These tours of San Antonio’s biomedical research jewel expose these bright young students to the exciting possibilities of a career in science. The student tours are a fantastic opportunity for area high school students, and a rewarding experience for Forum volunteers.
For the past 21 years, the Texas Biomedical Forum and the V.H. McNutt Memorial Foundation have joined forces for the Science Education Awards. Local public and private high school teachers are invited to participate. The awards are given to the top six teachers whose proposals demonstrate the strongest commitment to the scientific process and the further development of progressive science education programs.
The Forum’s commitment to educating its membership and the community about Texas Biomed’s research is highlighted at the fall and spring Lecture Luncheon events featuring Texas Biomed scientists discussing timely research topics. Held at The Argyle, the lectures inform members and guests about innovative medical topics and the cutting-edge research taking place at Texas Biomed and its positive impact on human health. All Forum members as well as guests are invited to participate in these educational events.
The Forum in partnership with Texas Biomed hosts a Roundtable Discussions evening event annually at The Argyle. These events feature the work being done by a handful of the Texas BioMed research scientists. Attendees are afforded the incredible opportunity of sitting alongside a scientist with the ability to ask questions regarding their current project. This is truly a unique experience where anyone can learn about the exciting research that in ongoing at Texas BioMed in a congenial environment. Forum members and guests are welcome to attend.
The Forum is an active organization that offers its members a variety of opportunities in which to get involved. Whether donating time, talents or treasures, members derive a high sense of accomplishment in knowing their efforts are furthering a world-class organization, Texas Biomed.
Forum Gala and Forum Grants
The first Saturday in May annually marks the occasion of the Forum Gala. One of the most sought after event gala tickets in the city. This can’t miss event, is the primary fundraising tool of the Forum. You can support the Gala through Table Sales, After Party Tickets as well as other sponsorship opportunities.
Every summer, the Forum provides Texas Biomed with a sizable check from that year’s Gala proceeds. These funds are then distributed to select scientists in support of their research needs. The Forum sponsors a series of one-year pilot projects that can lead to subsequent and often significant federal research funding. Over the last sixteen years, the Forum has provided over $3 million. The results of those pilot studies has generated an additional $60 million in grant funding for Texas Biomed. The impact of the Forum’s fundraising efforts through the Gala and Forum Grants is a valuable component in furthering Texas Biomed’s mission of enhancing lives through research.
Questions regarding the Forum? Contact us!
VP Membership: Forum.Membership@txbiomed.org
Public Relations: Forum.PR@txbiomed.org
Special Events: Forum.SpecialEvents@txbiomed.org
Forum Gala: Forum.Gala@txbiomed.org