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6 12, 2017

Framing, Not Blaming: Improving Latino College Transfer in Texas

By | December 6th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

In 2016, Greater Texas Foundation announced a grant to Excelencia in Education (Excelencia) to support their research on Latino transfer students. Excelencia conducted extensive interviews with faculty and staff at four pairs of two-year and four-year institutions across the state to learn how Latino students experience transfer and to understand how institutions can best support [...]

27 11, 2017

Grant Announcement: Rural Student Success Initiative

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announces a grant of more than $3 million to the Texas A&M Foundation in support of the AgriLife Extension Rural Student Success Initiative. The new initiative will increase the number of rural students enrolling in and completing postsecondary education by building on Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s unique statewide platform of place-based [...]

15 11, 2017

Welcome Reception for Sue McMillin

By | November 15th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation thanks all who gathered and sent well wishes to welcome Sue McMillin as the foundation’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. We are grateful for your expressions of support and your commitment to remaining engaged with the foundation in its work to support Texas students. Below are some of our favorite moments [...]

10 11, 2017

GTF Honors Former Board Chair with Scholarship

By | November 10th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) announced a contribution of $25,000 to the Texas A&M Foundation in honor of GTF’s former board chair, Dr. Malon Southerland. Dr. Southerland retired from the board in 2016 after more than 30 years of service to the foundation and its predecessor entities, most recently serving as chair of GTF from 2007 to 2016. [...]

20 10, 2017

Grant Announcement: ‘Tell Me What I Need to Do”

By | October 20th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announces a grant in the amount of $130,000 to The University of Texas at Austin to support research conducted by Dr. Lauren Schudde and Dr. Huriya Jabbar, both assistant professors and GTF Fellows. The research titled “’Tell Me What I Need to Do’: How Texas Community College Students Experience and Interpret Transfer [...]

20 10, 2017

Grant Announcement: High School Career Connect

By | October 20th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announces a grant in the amount of $1,627,826 to the University of North Texas in support of the new High School Career Connect (HSCC). HSCC is a career development and education service for middle school, high school and college students throughout Denton County. HSCC will improve postsecondary access, persistence and success by [...]

4 10, 2017

Grant Announcement: GTF TAMU Advising Corps 2.0

By | October 4th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announces a grant in the amount of $160,000 to Texas A&M University in support of their project, GTF TAMU Advising Corps 2.0.  The grant supports Texas A&M's Advise TX program, which provides two full-time college advisers to Bryan High School and Rudder High School. These advisers elevate each school's college-going culture by offering individual advising sessions; leading campus visits to [...]

14 09, 2017

GTF Hosts Fifth Annual Fellows Study Meeting

By | September 14th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Fourteen GTF Fellows and their mentors met in Bryan, TX for the fifth annual GTF Fellows Study Meeting in August. The two-day event, designed to provide fellows with opportunities for professional development and networking, featured interactive discussions, a writing workshop, and panels of expert speakers. The second cohort of GTF Fellows proudly display their medals. The study [...]

11 09, 2017

GTF Announces New Chief Executive

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) announced Sue McMillin will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Ms. McMillin has extensive experience in the financial services sector, having held leadership positions in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. “Ms. McMillin has a proven track record of effective leadership, a deep understanding of her field, and [...]

28 08, 2017

Grant Announcement: Emergency Bridge Funding

By | August 28th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announces a grant in the amount of $60,000 to E3 Alliance in support of their project, Emergency Bridge Funding.  E3 Alliance is a data-driven non-profit education collaborative based in Austin, Texas. Its mission is to use objective data and focused community collaboration to align Central Texas education systems so all students succeed and lead the region to economic prosperity. [...]