News stories related to the foundation and its mission.
Our president, Dr. Wynn Rosser, recently participated in a panel on public education at the annual Texas Tribune Festival. Moderated by Morgan Smith, topics included algebra II, early college high schools, and more. For a complete audio track of the panel please follow this link.
Our president recently spoke to representatives from the Collective Impact Forum. Dr. Rosser talks about how an initial scan of the state led to supporting a collective impact effort in the Rio Grande Valley across four counties to increase postsecondary success. Topics discussed include using data to reach desired outcomes and the future of the [...]
Texas Monthly recently published a piece on the book, "Changing Texas: Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge." Using data from the 2010 census, the research focuses on the changing demographics of Texas, the need to reach parity between ethnic groups to remain economically competitive, and the consequences if parity is not reached. The [...]
The TAMUtimes, an electronic Texas A&M newsletter, recently covered Greater Texas Foundation’s grant to support the aggieTEACH program. GTF President & CEO, Dr. Wynn Rosser, is quoted as saying, "Our goals for this grant mirror those of aggieTEACH -- most importantly, to improve math and science instruction in Texas through the preparation and support of highly [...]
A grant in the amount of $15,000 to fund the United for College Success project. The purpose of the United for College Success project is to discover, document, and share “best practices” of high quality Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) in Texas related to college access and success for underserved students, and from there explore partnerships among the seven CMOs for ongoing alumni support. This project will bring college access/success representatives from KIPP, YES Prep Public Schools, UPLIFT Education and IDEA Public Schools together for four meetings during 2012, and result in a final report and formal panel presentation that summarize the group’s findings. […]
BRYAN, TX – Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) today announced a financial commitment of more than $3 million to establish the state’s first scholarship program designed specifically for the growing number of early college high school (ECHS) graduates in Texas. Working with five state universities, the GTF Scholars: Early College High School Transfer Scholarship and Retention Program is expected to provide financial assistance to more than 700 students over the next six years from the more than 40 early college high schools statewide. […]
In 2010, Greater Texas Foundation set out to do something no one else had done – design and build the first LEED Gold Certified facility in Bryan, Texas. The building is now complete and is also one of the first LEED buildings constructed in the Brazos Valley. “LEED” is an acronym which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED is an internationally-recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. […]
We appreciate your patience with us as we move our offices this week. Our phones may be temporarily unavailable, but we will be available through email and will respond to your request as quickly as possible. We will officially be open and moved as of July 18, 2011. Our new offices will be located at: [...]
In 2010, Greater Texas Foundation, Communities Foundation of Texas, Houston Endowment, and The Meadows Foundation engaged FSG Social Impact Advisors to identify and research historically underserved regions in Texas where targeted postsecondary completion efforts could be most impactful. The regions were identified based on several factors, e.g. postsecondary completion data and number of students receiving [...]