TOMAGWA Receives $5,000 Donation From Woodforest Charitable Foundation

TOMAGWA Receives $5,000 Donation

Photo Caption:TOMAGWA board member Bill Johnson; TOMAGWA administrative assistant Gina Murray; TOMAGWA board member Tom Gloyer; Kim Marling of Woodforest Charitable Foundation; Sondra Himmer, senior development director of TOMAGWA; Starla O’Dell of Woodforest National Bank (WNB); Judy Deyo, executive director of TOMAGWA; and WNB representatives Patricia Brown, Brett Sims, Jaylene Miller, and Brian Kolenda

Woodforest Charitable Foundation recently presented a $5,000 donation to TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries.

TOMAGWA is a nominal fee, comprehensive family practice clinic that provides medical services regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, religion affiliation or the ability to pay.

TOMAGWA represents "Tomball, Magnolia, & Waller," and provides assistance to low-income, uninsured families, who need health care and reside in southwest Montgomery, southeast Waller and northwest Harris Counties.

Sondra Himmer, senior development director of TOMAGWA, said, “TOMAGWA Health Care Ministries celebrates and thanks the Woodforest Charitable Foundation for its vital funding for direct patient healthcare programs for low resource families and individuals.  After all, the healthier the citizens, the healthier the community.”

Over 18 years ago, TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries was founded from the concern of local residents who witnessed a man die in Magnolia from an infection and a little girl in Tomball who lost her hearing due to recurring ear infections. These people did not seek medical treatment due to lack of medical insurance and inadequate finances to pay for services.

Last year, more than 150 dedicated professional and service-oriented volunteers, along with a small staff, provided over 8,700 family member visits, from babies to grandparents, who could not afford medical care and were without health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid.
For more information about TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries visit

The Woodforest Charitable Foundation was created by Woodforest National Bank in 2005 as a direct result of its desire to support and invest in the communities in which it serves.  The Foundation is creating a legacy of commitment to those in need, enriching lives and communities through dedicated leadership and faithful administration by providing funding to qualifying 501(c)(3) charities.
For additional information regarding The Woodforest Charitable Foundation, call (832) 375-CARE (2273) or visit the foundation’s website at