Support the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation by viewing and sharing this video!
The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) preserves the legacies of public school personal through its charitable giving. Jamie Larson, a retired band teacher, was inspired to become TRTF Board Trustee after seeing his former band hall custodian receiving food at a food bank. TRTF assists retirees in need through its “Helping Hand” program. You can donate to TRTF online here!

With the new school year underway, many members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) have been attending local unit meetings and preparing for the upcoming legislative session. The fall is also the time of year that we gather together for good meals and great company.

In the spirit of the season, the TRTA Board of Directors chooses November as the month to honor its charitable partner, the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF). TRTF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded and maintained by Texas public education retirees.

TRTA members dedicated their entire lives to education. Many of our children and now grandchildren are now following in our footsteps!

This great education legacy carries on through the Foundation’s four charitable programs, each with a unique focus that allows us to help educators of the past, present and future: “A Helping Hand,” Classroom Assistance Grants, Student Scholarships and the Legacy Campaign. TRTF is truly connecting generations of educators!

The next issue of The VOICE is dedicated to the Foundation and our members’ donations to these programs. Your donations to TRTF have provided more than $170,000 to public school teachers, students, and retirees since 2008. That includes supporting 67 public school teachers, 74 future educators, and 64 retirees!

For the very first time, The VOICE will also include the Foundation’s Annual Appeal Letter! Using The VOICE for our annual appeal saves thousands of dollars in postage, meaning thousands more can be dedicated to our charitable programs!

We hope you will enjoy the third quarter issue of The VOICE and consider making a tax-deductible donation to TRTF. If you do not want to wait to show your support, you may donate online here or call us at 1.800.880.1650 to donate by credit card over the phone.

Look forward to a new Foundation video every week throughout the month of October! Please continue showing your support for our vital charitable programs by sharing these videos now and throughout the months of October and November!

Thank You
Thank you for being a member of TRTA and for supporting the Foundation’s charitable endeavors. The Foundation’s very existence is dependent upon YOU. If 2,000 TRTA members donate $50 each, we can raise $100,000!

If you are not a member of TRTA and want more information about joining, please contact us at 1.800.880.1650. Follow us on Facebook! Visit our YouTube channel for regular video updates, including our month-long series of Foundation videos!