At this time of year, we like to reflect on the great things we have accomplished together and show our appreciation to our members, friends, and supporters, all of whom are special to us!

The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) Board of Directors and the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) Board of Trustees are so very thankful for the time you spend volunteering for TRTA and for donating to help fund TRTF’s many charitable programs.

How the Foundation is Helping Others

If you or a retiree you know needs financial assistance this holiday season, please email the Foundation’s “A Helping Hand” program at help@trtf.org. TRTF has assisted many retirees with emergency needs such as home repairs, dental work, hearing aids, medical bills, space heaters, and more!

If you know of a classroom teacher who is hoping to fund a great project for his or her students and is wondering where to find the money to accomplish this goal, have them apply for one of our 30 Classroom Assistance Grants. Download the application here.

If you have a family member or even a friend of the family who is about to graduate from college and plans to teach for the very first time in the fall of 2023, let them know about our Beginning Teacher Scholarship program. We may be able to assist them in paying for certification tests or supplies for their first classroom. TRTF has twenty scholarships to give. Download the application here.

Please Donate Today

The need to help retired school personnel in Texas is great! The Foundation office has received over 50 application requests for “A Helping Hand” assistance just this month.

Please consider making your tax-deductible charitable contribution to TRTF. You may donate online here or call 1.800.880.1650 and ask for Sarah.

As 2022 draws to a close, TRTA and TRTF remain dedicated to helping Texas educators. Educators are the foundation for everything good that happens in our great state, and they make things happen! We believe in our members, and because of you, we will succeed and find innovative ways to accomplish our goals. Together, TRTA and TRTF will work towards improving the lives of all educators in any and every way that we can. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.