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In the News: E. Jay Matsler Trust for Historic Preservation

Check out some of the wonderful coverage on our recent grants presentation for our E. Jay Matsler Trust for Historic Preservation grants recipients! Plainview Herald: http://plainviewdailyherald.tx.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=1f82233ed FOX34: http://www.fox34.com/story/36621256/community-foundation-of-west-texas-grants-20k-to-four-historic-preservation-projects Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: http://lubbockonline.com/news/local-news/2017-10-17/preserving-young-history-community-foundation-west-texas-awards-grant Thank you to all of those who came out on Tuesday morning to celebrate all that these organizations do for the historic preservation of our community!

E. Jay Matsler Trust for Historic Preservation Grants Presentation

Congratulations to our 2017 E. Jay Matsler Trust for Historic Preservation grants recipients! This year's recipients were honored at a press conference at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, in front of the 1925 Pullman train car. The 2017 E. Jay Matsler Trust for Historic Preservation grant recipients are pictured below with Community Foundation of West Texas president, Stephen Warren. Plainview Downtown Restoration - Blair Willson Skaggs Building East Entry and Exterior Lightning Restoration Slaton Railroad Heritage Association - Glen Culver and Mark Meurer Early 1900s Fort Worth and Denver caboose interior restoration Lubbock County Historical Commission - Sandy Fortenberry Lubbock County co

Community Foundation of West Texas Grants Over $20,000 to Historic Preservation Projects

The Community Foundation of West Texas will announce grants of over $20,000 to 4 agencies. These grants are gifts made possible through the E. Jay Matsler Trust. The E. Jay Matsler Trust was established with a bequest of $348,000 for supporting historic preservation projects in Lubbock and Hale counties. Mr. Matsler’s gift to the Community Foundation of West Texas reflects his roots as the child of a Hale County pioneer family and avid supporter of historic preservation. Because of Mr. Matsler’s generosity, funding will be available from the E. Jay Matsler Trust every year for generations to come for a variety of important local historic preservation projects. Since the inception of this fun

Slaton Area Endowment to Award Over $7,000 in Community Grants

The Slaton Area Endowment, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of West Texas, was created in 2013 to give the people of Slaton the opportunity to build a pool of permanent resources exclusively for the benefit of their community. The Slaton Area Endowment (SAE) was created by and for the people of this area, and is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of West Texas. Today the endowment has over $250,000 and supports funds for 7 designated organizations. To date, the endowment has given 30 grants totaling $36,325.37 to area non-profits. Each year, as the endowment grows, the group is able to give back even more to the community. This year alone the Slaton Area Endowment will add to

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