Welcome MMAE Membership

The Mecklenburg Medical Alliance and Endowment (MMAE) began in 1934 as an organization for physicians’ spouses who sought fellowship and involvement in community service. Today, MMAE welcomes anyone who supports its mission of advocating for a healthier Charlotte Mecklenburg community.

MMAE members are committed to the mission of building a healthier community.

MMAE operates exclusively through committee work of members who donate their time, talent and resources.

Standing Committees include:

  • Board of Directors

  • Finance

  • Planning and Development

  • Grants and Disbursements

  • Membership Development

MMAE’s goals consist of engaging its members in programs and projects that make a meaningful impact on the community, maintaining fiscal responsibility and establishing relevance.

MMAE’s impact on the community is measured through grants given to organizations that report excellent success rates and outcomes. All funds raised go directly to organizations that support the MMAE mission.

Recent MMAE events include:

  • MMAE Holiday House that raised $60,000 in 2014, showcased local designers and informed the public about the work of MMAE.

  • Mary Tribble spoke on “Doing Well and Doing Good” at the MMAE annual meeting.

  • Lily Pad Haven, a non-profit that supports women who have escaped from human trafficking, presented their program “Life Interrupted: Human Trafficking in North Carolina.” 

  • The Community Health Classroom speakers were  Drs. John Klimas, Gray Norris and Emily Langley from Carolina Asthma and Allergy.  They gave a program entitled, “Allergies: Hype or Hypersensitivity”.   This event won First Prize in 2015 from the National American Medical Association for Community Service and Health Education

  • Charlie Petrizzo spoke about his foundation, Project 2 Heal, which trains therapy dogs and provides them to children and adults with special needs.

  • Dr. Lisa Bellafonte’s program, “Mind Over Matter: Be Smart About Weight Loss,” inspired losing weight without falling for weight loss gimmicks.

  • SunTrust Bank sponsored a program entitled, “I Leave You With…A Love Letter to my Family” which focused on getting affairs in order as a gift to loved ones.

  • Sharon Luggage presented a program on how to pack efficiently for air travel.

MMAE is vibrant because of the support and involvement of its members. As an all-volunteer organization, the contributions of members are vital to its success.