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15 02, 2018

Greater Texas Foundation Names External Committee Members

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

The Greater Texas Foundation Board of Directors appointed four external committee members to enhance organizational learning. Those selected will provide advice and lend their expertise to the foundation through participation in the work of the board’s four committees. “We are proud to welcome our new external committee members,” said Ralph Rushing, Board Chair. “Each member [...]

31 01, 2018

Grant Announcement: Back on Track to College

By | January 31st, 2018|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Jobs for the Future (JFF) will prepare to bring its evidence-based Back on Track to College model to Texas dropout recovery programs with a $135,000 planning grant from Greater Texas Foundation. Back on Track to College addresses the poor postsecondary completion rates of students who fall off-track or drop out of high school by creating [...]

31 01, 2018

Grant Announcement: Aspen Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund

By | January 31st, 2018|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announces a grant of $125,000 to the Aspen Institute’s Forum for Community Solutions Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund to support the Austin Opportunity Youth Collaborative (AOYC), led by Workforce Solutions Capital Area. The AOYC supports Austin-area opportunity youth in pursuing postsecondary education and works to eliminate systemic barriers to their success.

30 01, 2018

Grant Announcement: An Assessment for Collective Impact

By | January 30th, 2018|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

A $299,367 grant from Greater Texas Foundation to West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) will support a research assessment of education and economic issues for rural communities in the Texas Panhandle. WTAMU and its regional partners will engage FSG, a trusted consulting and research firm, to gather qualitative and quantitative data about regional challenges related to [...]

8 01, 2018

Grant Announcement: Guided Pathways

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announces a grant of $500,000 to The University of Texas at Austin to create an innovative online tool students, educators, and higher education institutions can use to help students streamline postsecondary pathways. UT Austin’s Guided Pathways project tackles a problem thousands of Texas students face every year: inefficient transfer. Most undergraduate students [...]

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 [...]