Pride in Action
Support for our Pride in Action campaign comes from multiple directions. Some recent examples of gifts that support the interests of the donors:
Help for Mathworks
The Siemens Foundation, the philanthropic division of Siemens USA, recently gave $30,000 to further the work of Mathworks, the innovative and award-winning idea of Max Warshauer in our Department of Mathematics to improve the teaching of math in our public schools and to generate interest among students for learning math. The recent gift brings Siemens’ support of Mathworks to more than $135,000 since 2006.
Creating concrete industry managers
The National Steering Committee for Concrete Industry Management (CIM) has given our CIM program $60,000 in the initial stages of that program. Concrete is the backbone of the nation’s infrastructure, a $200 billion industry that employs half a million people, yet the first degree program in managing this industry opened only 13 years ago. Texas State’s program is only the fifth in the country and the only one in Texas or the states surrounding Texas. The National Steering Committee was one of our early champions for starting this program.
Porter's childhood home gets support
The Burdine Johnson Foundation, founded by longtime Central Texas residents, recently donated $40,000 to Texas State’s Katherine Anne Porter literary center in Kyle. The foundation, which is headquartered in Buda, was one of the earliest supporters of the project that is housed in Porter’s childhood home. The current gift brings the foundation’s support to more than $400,000.
Building Rose Scholarship
A recent gift of $29,744 brings total contributions of the W. Morgan and Lou Claire Rose Trust to more than $400,000 to support scholarships for students in our nationally recognized Creative Writing Program. Writing was dear to the heart of Mrs. Rose, whose own manuscripts are housed in our Southwestern Writers Collection. She arranged for a trust to be established by her estate to support the MFA program.