Press Release

Community Foundation of West Texas Grantee Luncheon

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Press Release | 0 comments

The Community Foundation of West Texas will hold their annual Grantee Luncheon recognizing (6) nonprofit organizations and the outstanding service they provide to Lubbock and the South Plains.  The Community Foundation recently announced over $680,000 distributed in grant dollars to non-profits throughout West Texas for the first quarter of 2017!  Those being recognized are: Arts and Culture:   Wallace Theater (Levelland) Basic Needs and Self Sufficiency:   Weekend Snack Sack Program (Slaton) Civic Social & Economic Development:   Plainview Downtown Restoration (Plainview)...

Read More

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 historic preservation.  Because of Mr. Matsler’s...

Read More

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 to make this a better community. The Community...

Read More

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 projects that will enrich their curriculum This is...

Read More

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 has strong connections with donors and non-profits...

Read More

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 prestigious Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship which is...

Read More