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Here is the latest news from the Lubbock Area Foundation:

2 Monterey seniors receive Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarships

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Two Monterey seniors received scholarships from the Community Foundation of West Texas on Tuesday. Lexie Lyn Burris and Laurel Lynn Baldwin White were selected to receive the prestigious Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship. The scholarships, amounting to $20,000, were presented by Stephen Warren, President of the Foundation. {Source:...

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MHS seniors receive prestigious scholarship

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The Community Foundation of West Texas awarded two Monterey High School seniors scholarships. Lexie Lyn Burris and Laurel Lynn Baldwin White were the recipients of the prestigious Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship. It benefits students wishing to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, physical sciences or engineering. “So this scholarship is really important to us because we’re really grateful for the opportunity to be awarded something for people going into the STEM field,” White said. “We’re really...

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High Point Village Holds Summer Camps Thanks to a New Grant

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The High Point Village is registering campers for its upcoming Camp Adventureland, but spots are filling up quickly. These programs are designed specifically for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. High point village will provide a Summer Nights program, an art camp and two summer camps. The High Point Village recently received a $4,158 grant from the Community Foundation of West Texas to fund these summer programs. The Community Foundation aims to improve the quality of life in this region by helping area donors to...

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Nonprofits Honored

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Six nonprofit organizations were recognized Wednesday at the Community Foundation of West Texas’ annual Grantee Luncheon on Wednesday in Lubbock. The foundation recently announced distributions of more than $680,000 in grants to non-profits during the first quarter of 2017. Recognized in various fields were Wallace Theater, Levelland, Arts and Culture; Weekend Snack Sack Program, Slaton, Basic Needs and Self Sufficiency; Plainview Downtown Restoration, represented by Blair Willson (top row second from right), Civic Social and Economic...

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Lubbock non-profits honored for their service

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The Community Foundation of West Texas honored organizations improving the quality of life for West Texans. Local non-profits were recognized for their service in Lubbock and surrounding areas at the foundation’s annual Grantee Luncheon. Each organization received a $500 grant. Catholic Charities of Lubbock received the Impact Award and $1,000. The charity works with the foundation to provide assistance to adults returning to school as part of the American Dream Fund. The President of the Community Foundation of West Texas, Steven...

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Spike Dykes remembered as ‘great coach and an even better person’

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Mayor Dan Pope remembers former Texas Tech football coach Spike Dykes as someone who was always concerned about others instead of wanting to talk about himself. “It was inevitable that, when you spent time with Spike, you always walked away feeling better about yourself,” Pope said. “Coach Dykes was the consummate West Texan and Red Raider. He was a great coach and an even better person.” Dykes died early Monday of an apparent heart attack. He was 79. Joe Landin, marketing director at Reagor Dykes Auto Group, said he met Dykes in the ’90s...

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High Point Village receives grant to fund summer camps

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in News | 0 comments

High Point Village on Thursday announced the receipt of a grant from the Community Foundation of West Texas. The $4,158 grant will fund Adventureland Summer Camp, a three-part camp program to provide activities and programs for individual with special needs. The camp will include a Summer Nights’ program, an art camp, an elementary camp for kids in first through fifth grades and a secondary camp for those in sixth grade and older. “We are thrilled to get this grant,” said Becky Critz, executive director of High Point Village, in a news...

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Parkhill, Smith & Cooper Inc. gives $149,000 in grants, pro-bono work to nonprofits

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Figuring out a sick child’s one true wish is complicated. Several factors and influencers can often affect their decision, said Jordan Perry, development officer for Make-A-Wish North Texas. “We want to create a magical experience for a child to come through and let their imagination grow and figure out their one true wish in a Wish Room,” Perry said. On Wednesday morning, Parkhill, Smith & Cooper Inc. announced the disbursement of $149,000 in grants and pro-bono work for several organizations, including Make-A-Wish North Texas, as a part...

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Restoration project tackles downtown Plainview building

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in News | 0 comments

With so many local artifacts in every room, Gayle Willson has a nickname for her newly-acquired downtown building. “It’s Plainview’s Titanic,” she joked. Willson and her husband, Blair, are the new owners of the four-story Skaggs Building in downtown Plainview. Every visit seems to reveal new finds: old fire hoses, books, blueprints of Plainview High School. Blair Willson agreed, “There’s lots of cool stuff.” To give back to their hometown, the couple created a nonprofit called Plainview Downtown Restoration. When the Skagg Building’s former...

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Children, families come together to see Pancho Clos

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Alicia Longoria came riding out of the Maggie Trejo Supercenter on a Lil’ Gem purple, pink and white bicycle, pleased with the gift she got from Pancho Clos Sunday afternoon. Wearing a bright purple jacket, she smiled as she rode. “It makes me feel happy,” she expressed, as receiving the bicycle was a surprise she was not expecting. She received several other gifts as well. Children who received bicycles were chosen at random, according to Ray Salas, a member of Los Carnales bike club, and also one of the head organizers for the Pancho Clos...

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