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CTMC will once again award impact grants to local non-profits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          
May 6, 2013
Rachel Nelson: 512-753-3616
SAN MARCOS, TX – In the past two years, the Women’s Council of the Central Texas Medical Center Foundation has provided $37,000 of impact grants to area non-profits and community initiatives, and an additional $16,000 will be awarded this year. The third annual Women’s Council grant awards ceremony will take place on May 15 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the CTMC Healing Garden. At the event, five non-profit organizations that serve women and children in Hays County will be presented with grants from this year’s funding.
“We are pleased to provide these impact grants to local non-profits for the third year in a row,” said CTMC Foundation Executive Director Clay DeStefano. “We look forward to awarding grants to many more organizations benefitting local women and children for years to come.”
The organizations that benefitted from Women’s Council grants in 2011 and 2012 are as follows:
·         Hays Caldwell Women’s Center
Fresh & Nutritious Client Meals Program – $4,036
·         San Marcos Housing Authority Resident Services
Family Self-Sufficiency Program – $4,364
·         Reading Heroes
Moving with Math Learning System Math Curriculum  –$1,600
·         Bluebonnet Lions
Reach Out and Read Rrogram - $1,000
·         GEN Austin
Programs for Hays County Adolescent Girls - $3,000
·         Central Texas LifeCare
Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound Program - $2,000
·         Hands of Hope
The Hands of Hope Scholarship - $2,500
Additional funds provided free infant car seats to mothers who delivered at CTMC without the means to buy an appropriate car seat. Funds were also allocated for the CTMC Remembrance Garden and support services for anyone who experiences the loss of an infant or child. In addition, two new state-of-the-art breast pumps for CTMC’s growing breastfeeding and Mother Friendly Worksite programs were purchased last year through the Women’s Council funding.
The Women’s Council is a unique fundraising committee of the CTMC Foundation that utilizes member dues to fund its efforts rather than traditional events and activities. The Council was established in 2010 to help create sustaining funding for the CTMC Women’s Center and provide the annual impact grants to other non-profits serving women and children in Hays County. Now in its fourth year of operation, the Council has grown to 68 active members.
For more information about joining the Women’s Council or their activities, please call the CTMC Foundation office directly at 512-753-3687, or learn more at
About Central Texas Medical Center Foundation
The Central Texas Medical Center Foundation was established in 1982. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 organization whose purpose is to help raise philanthropic funds for improving programs and services at Central Texas Medical Center.
Central Texas Medical Center Foundation has worked hard to ensure that our hospital has the resources necessary to deliver high quality health care. To date, the Foundation has raised $6.3 million for advanced medical equipment, building projects, renovations and service enhancement.
CTMC is a 178-bed acute-care hospital providing a wide range of complex healthcare services in San Marcos, Texas, and neighboring communities. As part of Adventist Health System, CTMC brings a long tradition of Christian healthcare to San Marcos. Now with 44 hospitals located across the United States, the Adventist Health System is the largest not-for-profit Protestant hospital system in the country.