The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF), the charitable arm of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), would like to thank all of our members and friends for their generous donations this holiday season.
As our members may know, November was designated by the TRTA Board of Directors as Foundation Month, a time to increase awareness of our charitable partner organization’s programs, good deeds and plans for the future!
So far, TRTA members, districts and local units have donated nearly $67,000 to the Foundation! TRTF is so very grateful for your consideration, as your donations help educators of the past, present and future.
The funds will help TRTF provide grants to retirees in critical need through “A Helping Hand,” grants to public school teachers for innovative projects and learning platforms right here in Texas, and scholarships to recent college graduates who are about to enter the education field for the very first time.
To learn more about these great programs, please contact us:
- “A Helping Hand” (assistance is available for retirees in need by contacting email@example.com or 1.800.880.1650)
- Classroom Assistance Grants (request applications from firstname.lastname@example.org; submission deadline March 16, 2017)
- Beginning Teacher Scholarships (request applications from email@example.com; submission deadline March 16, 2017)
Be sure to watch this year’s Foundation video series, featuring real recipients of TRTF’s programs here.
Please consider helping the Foundation reach its fundraising goal of $100,000 by the end of 2016. If 1,337 people donate just $25, we would reach our goal!
TRTF will continue to improve the legacy of public education through its Beginning Teacher Scholarship program and Classroom Assistance Grants, and help retirees experiencing serious emergencies thanks to your generosity!
The future of Texas lies in the hands of educators, and with your support, we can make that future even better and brighter! Donate today!
You may donate to TRTF online here, or you may call and donate over the phone with a credit card at 1.800.880.1650 (please ask for Dawn).
The third quarter issue of The VOICE also featured a special article about the Foundation, along with TRTF’s annual appeal letter and donation card. You can mail in your donation using the pre-paid envelope included with your issue. All donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you for considering the Foundation when you do your charitable giving this year. Your donations help educators of the past, present and future!