SMITH COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY ALLIANCE BOOK FAIR FOUNDATION DONATIONS

If you are interested in donating to the Book Fair Foundation please download and use the Donation Form located on the ALLIANCE FORMS page.

The Smith County Medical Society Alliance Book Fair Foundation has raised over $700,000.00 for health career scholarships in the East Texas area and we also fund other ongoing health projects in our community.
 

Over the past 43 years, our semi-annual Book Fair sales have allowed us to fund:

 

  • Over 1000 Health Career Scholarships

  • $25,000.00 TJC Presidential Scholarship

  • $25,000.00 UT Tyler Presidential Nursing Scholarship

  • $25,000.00 UT Tyler Masters of Nursing Scholarship

 

In 1975, Smith County physicians contributed money to build our first Book Fair building, which we called the candystripe building, on DC Drive, to store, sort, and sell donated books. Since then our project has grown signifcantly and we needed more space. 

In 2012 thanks to donations from members and the community we are now housed in an energy efficient building with greater square footage at 2004 Broussard Street, just down the street from our old building.  This new building had given us room to grow, and enabled us to increase proceeds for our scholarships.
Sadly, the building has now been sold and our book sales will no longer continue. Proceeds from the sale of the building will largely be used to add to our existing endowed scholarships at UT Tyler and TJC for Healthcare Career scholarships. Stay tuned for more information on our "next chapter".