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Texas State Heroes

Texas State Heroes

Heroes are idealists, visionaries who dream noble dreams. Our Texas State Heroes are people who, through their unbridled generosity, have stepped forward to help us meet the needs of the state, the nation and the world while also encouraging individuals’ dreams and aspirations. The names of some of these are chiseled into the stone of buildings but all are etched into the heart and history of Texas State University.

 By contributing $1 million or more, the individuals and foundations listed below are true Texas State heroes. To them, we say, “Thank you!”


Thank You to Our Texas State Heroes

Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation - Albert B. Alkek Library 
Albert B. Alkek Library 
A long tradition of academic support

The Avery Family
The Avery Building
Round Rock Higher Education Center

Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Bowman
David and Julianne Hunt Reception Area in the Strutters Gallery
Bowman Family Endowed Scholarship

Mr. Jason S. Bradshaw
Scholarships, Fellowships and Professorships in chemistry,
finance and economics, business management, health administration,
and agriculture

Brown Distributing
Support for student-athlete scholarships

Mr. T. Paul Bulmahn
T. Paul Bulmahn Research & Trading Lab
McCoy College of Business Administration

Mr. Darren B. Casey
Darren B. Casey Athletic Administration Complex
Darren Casey Endowed Professorship for McCoy College of Business Administration

Mr. Richard A. Castro
Richard A. Castro Undergraduate Admissions Center
Endowed scholarships in liberal arts

CenturyLink
CenturyLink Advising Center
Advanced communications to enhance human connection

Dr. and Mrs. L.D. Clark
Found Donors
L.D. Clark & LaVerne Harrell Clark Literary Endowment

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Diepenhorst
McCoy College of Business and athletics support

Dr. Grady G. Early
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Supporting research for the Forensic anthropology program

Drs. Jerry D. and Linda Gregg Fields
Jerry D. & Linda Gregg Fields Bobcat Stadium West Side Complex
Linda Gregg Fields Strutters Gallery

Ms. Donna L. Fox
Fahringer-Fox Endowed Scholarship in Psychology
Supporting endowed scholarships in psychology

Ms. Josie P. Garrott and Mr. Frederick J Davis
Support for student-athlete scholarships

The Gault School of Archaeological Research
Support for anthropology research

The Gowens 2000 Charitable Remainder Unitrust
James & B. Raye Gowens in Honor of Dr. Paul R. Gowens 

Supporting athletics and an endowed professorship in the
McCoy College of Business Administration

Grand Prix Pipeline
Supporting research on the endangered Houston toad 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Grogan
Wittliff Collections Support

Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Haley
Strutters scholarships and alumni relations

Dr. Patti Strickel Harrison
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Committed to supporting the arts and scholarships

The Hobby Family Foundation
The Hon. Bill & Diana Hobby

Fostering public service, leadership and media services

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hobson
Committed to supporting endowed scholarships

Houston Endowment 
A philanthropy endowed by Jesse H. & Mary Gibbs Jones
Committed to funding high-impact programs

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Agriculture Scholarships
Faculty and student research projects

Drs. Bruce G. and Gloria E. Ingram
Bruce and Gloria Ingram Hall
Bruce and Gloria Ingram School of Engineering

The Burdine Johnson Foundation
Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Committed to helping people help themselves by funding grants in research

The Kodosky Foundation
Committed to supporting the Mathworks program

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse C. Luxton
Committed to supporting endowed scholarships

MACOM
Committed to generating cutting-edge research

Drs. Emmett F. and Miriam M. McCoy
Emmett & Miriam McCoy Hall
McCoy College of Business Administration lab

The Meadows Foundation
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment 
Providing funding for research, projects, programs and scholarships

Mrs. Louise Lindsey Merrick
Donor of first endowed chair, named for her mother, Therese Kayser Lindsey

The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
Supporting The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Mr. Ron Mitchell
Supporting research scholarships

The Mitte Foundation
Roy & Joann Cole Mitte

Founders of the Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Daymon D. Muehl
McCoy College of Business Administration Development Foundation
Advancing the future of McCoy College 

National Geographic Society
Committed to supporting geographic education

National Steering Committee for Concrete Industry Management
Scholarship support for Concrete Industry Management

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Navarrette
Supporting student-athlete scholarships
McCoy Business and fine arts and communication scholarships

NXP Semiconductors
Committed to making the world a smarter place

The Bernard Osher Foundation
Supporting non-traditional student scholarship programs

Mrs. Reed B. Parr
Donor of the Lewis A. & Reed Brantley Parr Endowed Music Scholarship
Reed Brantley Parr Fine Arts Endowment
Reed Brantley Parr Music Endowment

RGK Foundation
Committed to supporting the Mathworks program

Sid W. Richardson Foundation
Supporting geographic education, the Mathworks Program,
and Wittliff Collections

W. Morgan and Lou Claire Rose Trust
Supporting the College of Liberal Arts
Building the creative writing program

Shell Oil Foundations
Committed to scholarship support

St. David's Foundation
The St. David's Foundation School of Nursing 
Health professions
Round Rock Campus

The Terry Foundation
Howard Terry

Expanding full scholarship opportunities for Texas high school graduates

Texas Pioneer Foundation
Supporting business administration, research, and education support

The Texas State University System Foundation
Graduate endowed scholarships

H. C. Vivian Estate
Committed to contributing to student scholarships in the
McCoy College of Business Administration

Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Way
Supporting The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

The Welch Foundation
Dedicated to supporting grants for research

Pierce M. Williamson and Jeanette G. Williamson Foundation
Supporting research in long term care in health professions

Drs. Sally and William D. Wittliff
The Wittliff Collections
Southwest Writers Collection
Southwestern & Mexican Photography

Mr. Brian Wong
Supports the Brian Wong Scholars McCoy College of Business and the College of Science and Engineering

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