The WellMed Charitable Foundation was founded by Dr. George M. Rapier III in 2006 to address the various concerns in our communities that affect older persons and their quality of life. It is a non-profit 501(C) 3 supporting programs that serve seniors and their caregivers in our community, with special emphasis on wellness, prevention, and living well with chronic illness.
Since 2006, the WellMed Charitable Foundation has contributed over $3 million to community programs in the areas of Texas and Florida where WellMed provides care. The Foundation holds two public fundraisers each year: a golf tournament in the spring and the Blake Rapier Run/Walk in the fall.
The WellMed Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of WellMed Medical Management, Inc., a diversified health care company and the largest primary care provider for seniors in South Texas.
Because the WellMed Charitable Foundation is dedicated to seniors and family members who care for those who cannot care for themselves, it has devoted much energy and funding to the development of caregiver supports. With the assistance of world class experts in the field of caregiving, these programs are leading the country in innovative ideas to take supportive services to the caregiver, especially when the caregiver cannot leave their loved one alone. For information on the caregiver programs sponsored by the WellMed Charitable Foundation, see Caregiver SOS supports.
For more information on the WellMed Charitable Foundation, please visit www.wellmedgives.org.