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2016 Harrington Scholarship Recipients

This week we announced our Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship recipients for 2016. These seven exceptional students will be pursuing a degree in math, science or engineering. The annual award will be for an amount of up to a maximum of $5000.00 renewable for a total of 4 years. Students are selected each year based on their level of academic motivation, motivation for study in their chosen field, SAT and/or ACT scores, financial need and grade point average. Don and Sybil Harrington embodied the independent and adventurous spirit of the American West. She was the granddaughter of one of the first families to settle Amarillo. He moved west after serving in the Army Air Corps during World War

2016 Grantee Luncheon

The Community Foundation of West Texas held our annual Grantee Luncheon on April 21, 2016 at the Lubbock Scottish Rite. The event was sponsored by Merrill Lynch, Thompson/Johnson Group and honored five outstanding nonprofits who have provided exceptional work across the South Plains. The event also recognized the Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarships recipients for 2016. These students are pursuing higher education in math, science or engineering and receive a four-year scholarship of $20,000. The four recognized organizations who each received a $500 grant from the Foundation are Lubbock Arts Alliance, Remember Our Heroes, Paul’s Project, and Literacy Lubbock. CASA of the South Plains was na

Community Foundation of West Texas Grantee & Scholarship Luncheon

The Community Foundation of West Texas will hold their annual Grantee Luncheon recognizing (5) nonprofit organizations and the outstanding service they provide to Lubbock and the South Plains. The four recognized organizations are Lubbock Arts Alliance, Remember Our Heroes, Paul’s Project, and Literacy Lubbock. Each will receive a $500.00 grant. An Impact Award Grantee (TBA) will receive a $1,000.00 grant! Also to be honored will be the seven exceptional Lubbock County high school students that have been selected to receive the prestigious Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship which is valued at $20,000.00 each. The Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship Endowment was established at the Commun

Site Visit: South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

This week we visited the South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to take a tour of their facilities. They are doing great work with the animals they have in their care and we are proud to support their work through the Ruth Wright Endowment for Animals administered through the Foundation. Enjoy this video we put together from our visit:

CFWT announces nearly $700,000 in 1st Quarter Grants

Today the Community Foundation of West Texas announced nearly $700,000 in grants for the first quarter of 2016. At a press conference at the Museum of Texas Tech, the Foundation announced grant awards to 80 agencies across the South Plains in the amount of $678,813. These grants are gifts made possible through the Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts, Ruth C. Wright Endowment for the Animals, Community Foundation of West Texas Community Funds, Parkhill Smith & Cooper Building Community Impact Funds, and Designated and Donor-Advised Funds held within the Foundation. The following are the grants awarded by the Community Foundation of West Texas to date in 2016: Community Foundation of W

Lubbock Art Association Scholarship

This year the Community Foundation of West Texas awarded the Lubbock Art Association Scholarship to Koby Griggs, a senior at Monterey High School. Koby was one of sixteen applicants for this scholarship that is given to a Lubbock County senior who plan to pursue art education at the post-secondary level. (Pictured is Koby Griggs with her winning pencil artwork, Thriving Patience.) Founded in 1951, the Lubbock Art Association was a community based visual arts organization that played an active role in promoting the fine arts and art education in the South Plains region until its dissolution in 2003. In furthering the Association’s efforts to strengthen the importance of the fine arts in this

Community Foundation of West Texas Grants Almost $700,000.00 to South Plains Nonprofit Agencies

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 the Community Foundation of West Texas will announce grants to 48 agencies across the South Plains. The press conference will be held at The Texas Tech Museum (3301 4th Street) in the Diamond M Gallery at 2:00 p.m. These grants are gifts made possible through the Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts, Ruth C. Wright Endowment for the Animals, the Parkhill Smith & Cooper Building Community Funds, and the Community Foundation of West Texas Community Funds. Established with a $3 million grant from the Sybil B. Harrington Living Trust, the Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts supports the ongoing artistic and cultural efforts of organizations, both large and sm

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