Press Releases

Community Foundation of West Texas Grants Almost $30,000.00 to Historic Preservation Projects

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Press Release | 0 comments

Tuesday, November 16, 2016, the Community Foundation of West Texas will announce grants to three agencies totaling almost $30,000.00. These grants are gifts made possible through the E. Jay Matsler Trust for Historic Preservation. The E. Jay Matsler Trust for Historic Preservation was established with a bequest of $348,000 for supporting historic preservation projects in Lubbock and Hale counties. Mr. Matsler’s gift to the Community Foundation of West Texas reflects his roots as the child of a Hale County pioneer family and avid supporter of...

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Mary Louise and Bill Kingsbery: 2016 Community Foundation of West Texas Heroes

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Press Release | 0 comments

The Community Foundation of West Texas will honor Mary Louise and Bill Kingsbery as the 2016 Heroes of the Year. Always low key, and never divulging their kind acts, Mary Louise and Bill Kingsbery changed the fabric and face of this community. Merrill Lynch (Thompson/Johnson Group), and Ramar Communications are the lead sponsors for this year’s Hero’s Luncheon. Numerous non-profit agencies and countless individuals will be celebrating this couple’s unique humility and remarkable generosity which have already created perpetual ripple effects...

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Community Foundation of West Texas to Award $30,000 in Teacher Grants

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Press Release | 0 comments

LUBBOCK – The Community Foundation of West Texas is pleased to announce the awarding of Mini-Grants for Teachers totaling over $30,000.00 to forty-two South Plains Area elementary and secondary school teachers for the implementation of creative classroom projects during the 2016 – 2017 school year.  These projects will provide exceptional educational opportunities for more than 4,000 students.  Mini-Grants for Teachers is a program that recognizes the commitment of great teachers and awards grants of up to $1000 for creative classroom...

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New president named to Community Foundation of West Texas

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Blog, Press Release | 0 comments

New president named to Community Foundation of West Texas

Stephen Warren has been named as President of the Community Foundation of West Texas, effective June 29, 2016 Mr. Warren has extensive experience in West Texas non-profit organizations, including Texas Boys Ranch, Lubbock Christian School, and Boy Scouts of America.  He has also served on numerous Boards and is active in the Association of Fundraising Professionals. “We look forward to Stephen’s infectious leadership in growing our endowment, so we can meet more of the pressing needs across West Texas,” said Board Chairman Chad Grant.  “He...

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Community Foundation of West Texas Grantee & Scholarship Luncheon

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Press Release | 0 comments

The Community Foundation of West Texas will hold their annual Grantee Luncheon recognizing (5) nonprofit organizations and the outstanding service they provide to Lubbock and the South Plains.   The four recognized organizations are Lubbock Arts Alliance, Remember Our Heroes, Paul’s Project, and Literacy Lubbock.  Each will receive a $500.00 grant.  An Impact Award Grantee (TBA) will receive a $1,000.00 grant! Also to be honored will be the seven exceptional Lubbock County high school students that have been selected to receive the...

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Community Foundation of West Texas Grants Almost $700,000.00 to South Plains Nonprofit Agencies

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in News, Press Release | 0 comments

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 the Community Foundation of West Texas will announce grants to 48 agencies across the South Plains. The press conference will be held at The Texas Tech Museum (3301 4th Street) in the Diamond M Gallery at 2:00 p.m.  These grants are gifts made possible through the Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts, Ruth C. Wright Endowment for the Animals, the Parkhill Smith & Cooper Building Community Funds, and the Community Foundation of West Texas Community Funds. Established with a $3 million grant from the Sybil B....

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Special Announcement to Coincide with Annual Grantee Lunch Celebration

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Press Release | 0 comments

The Lubbock Area Foundation will make a special announcement as a part of the annual Grantee Luncheon celebration related to the future of the organization. The following five organizations will be awarded $500 grants and one Impact Award winner (TBA) will receive $1000. Ballet Lubbock Baptist Child & Family Services Refuge Services High Point Village Crossview Christian Camp The media is invited to attend early, for an advance on the announcement. WHEN:​​Thursday, August 13, 2015 ​​​11:00 a.m. Press Conference ​​​11:30 a.m. Grantee...

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Press Conference announcing Sandy and Alan Henry as the Recipients for the 2015 Hero of the Year Award

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Press Release | 0 comments

The Lubbock Area Foundation will announce Sandy and Alan Henry as the 2015 Heroes of the Year.  The announcement will be held Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Science Spectrum (2579 S Loop 289) in the Reception Room across from the Exhibit Hall. Sandy and Alan Henry have spent a lifetime of giving service to the Lubbock community.  The University Medical Center (UMC) is the lead sponsor for this Year’s Hero’s Luncheon.  UMC will be celebrating Sandy and Alan Henry’s legacy with others in the community for their unique contribution to...

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Lubbock Area Foundation to Award Four $20,000 Scholarships

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Press Release | 0 comments

On Friday, April 24, 2015, the Lubbock Area Foundation will announce the four exceptional Lubbock County high school students that have been selected to receive the prestigious Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship.  The Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship Endowment was established at the Lubbock Area Foundation in late 2006 with a gift of $3 million.  Who:               Sheryl Cates, President of Lubbock Area Foundation The 2015 recipients of the Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship are: Alice von Ende-Becker- Lubbock High School Eva...

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Local Nonprofits Urged to Apply for Funding

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Blog, Press Release | 0 comments

The Lubbock Area Foundation (LAF) is accepting Grant Applications from local area nonprofits for the Community Funds Grants. LAF awards grants to area nonprofits in Lubbock and the 15 counties in our service area: Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry and Yoakum Counties through the Community Funds Discretionary Grants four times a year. Applications for the second cycle are due April 1, 2015. The Discretionary Grants are available to organizations which are 501(c)(3) and in...

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