Thank You to Our Generous Donors!

This year, during the 64th Annual TRTA Convention held in Austin, the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) held a fundraising breakfast, raising more than $11,000!

TRTF appreciates all those who attended the breakfast and donated, as well as our donors who could not attend and provided donations in advance of the event. Your generosity means more educators of the past, present, and future can receive the financial support they need.

Donors had the option to designate their funds towards one or several of our charitable programs: "A Helping Hand," Classroom Assistance Grants, Beginning Teacher Scholarships, the Legacy Campaign, and the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund.

Below, please find a list of donors for this year's successful event!

Thank You to Our Generous TRTF Breakfast Donors (2017)!

Palo Pinto County RTA donated $100 in honor of Tom Pritchard for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund

Palo Pinto County RTA donated $100 in honor of De Lois Duncan, a 105-year-old member of their unit

Karen Beck donated $30 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund

Joanne Berridge donated $30 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund

Linda Pack donated $30 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund

Sharon Jordan donated $30 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund

Donna Showalter donated $30 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund in honor of Allison Lau

Betty Duke-Ruhd donated $30 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund in honor of Dr. Wayne Hendrick

Patricia Tuck donated $30 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund in honor of Clarice Jane Morris

Linda Miska donated $30 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund

Doris and Tom Johnson donated $30 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund

Allen and Dottie Collins donated $200

Sheryl Brister donated $25

Laura Landry donated $100

Mary Ann Meskimen donated $25

Sherry Hubbard donated $50

Barbara Bain donated $100 for “A Helping Hand” in memory of Anita Palmer Hackley

Minnie Birdsong donated $30 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund in honor of Bailey Bohlken for her winning a TRTF scholarship for three consecutive years

Ft. Bend Harris Retired Educators donated $250 for “A Helping Hand” in memory of their four deceased members for their example of leadership and friendship

Bill and Janice Barnes donated $25 for the Legacy Campaign in memory of Anita Copeland for her dedication to education

Plano RTA donated $300 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund in honor of Dr. Wayne Hendrick for his leadership in Plano ISD

El Paso Lower Valley RTA donated $20 for “A Helping Hand” in honor of past members for their educating our children

Midland Association of Retired School Personnel donated $550 in memory of longtime member Ann Andrews

Ruth Spear donated $25 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund

Viki Hicks of the San Marcos ART donated $50 for classroom assistance grants in memory of Kathleen Turner for her loving teaching of nurses

Virginia Williams donated $25 for classroom assistance grants in honor of Melody Evers for her dedication to education

Lynne James donated $50 for classroom assistance grants in memory of Mary Beth McDuff for her service to TRTA as local unit treasurer

Dennis Hargrove donated $50 for classroom assistance grants in honor of Nona Archer for her devotion to students with special needs

Hill Country Retired SEA donated $25 in honor of Barbara and Jesse Soto for “A Helping Hand”

Sara Warren of Big Spring AREA donated $200 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund in memory of Wayne Bonner, Harland Huibregtse and others lost from their club for their dedication to education

District XI donated $50 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund in memory of Anita Copeland for her many years serving as District XI Historian

Lewisville Area RSPA donated $733 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund in honor of all the LARSPA members for their support of TRTF

Sallie Loop donated $30 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund in honor of the TRTA legislative team for their boundless dedication

Swisher-Briscoe RSP donated $100

Corpus Christi ARTA donated $375 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund in memory of their deceased members for their dedication to education

Smith County RTSPA donated $92 for “A Helping Hand”

Mainland RTA donated $50 for “A Helping Hand” in honor of Kay Barnett and Dorothy Cathcart for their years of service to children

Tri-County RTA donated $305 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund in honor and memory of their members for their dedication to education (Gino Castillo, Elva Garcia, Pat Macias, Imelda Gonzalez, Diana Reyna, Gracia Uribe Cano, Candelaria Gonzalez, Ernesto Everett, Gloria Vaello, Alice O’Neil, Ofelia Gonzalez)

Tri-County RTA donated $300 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund in honor of their members for their dedication and service to education

Ysleta RSEA donated $715 in honor of loving members that have passed on

Waco McLennan County RTA donated $300 for beginning teacher scholarships in memory of Marjorie Felts for her dedication to education

Evelyn Wilson donated $25 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund in memory of Charles R. Wilson for his dedication to education

Karen and Dorsey Reese donated $100 for classroom assistance grants in memory of Ora Hinton for her dedication to improving students’ reading

El Paso RTA donated $2000 for “A Helping Hand” in honor of Laura Yarnall Warren, founder of EPRTA (1945)

Richardson RSP donated $500 ($100 for the Legacy Campaign and $400 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund) in honor of the RRSP board for their leadership

Abilene RTA donated $300

Jo McGovern, Arlington RSEA District 11 donated $100 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund in memory of Grace Atherton and Anita Copeland for their dedication to education

Parker County RTA donated $1389 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund in honor of Tom Pritchard

Don and Janet Allphin donated $50 for “A Helping Hand” in memory of James Larson for his dedication to music education

Prairie View RTA donated $500 for “A Helping Hand”

Enda Herzog donated $50 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund in memory of Enid Littlefield, past TRTA President

Texarkana-Bowie County RTA donated $262 for “A Helping Hand”

Mt. Pleasant-Titus County RSP donated $50 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund

Dimmitt Area RSPA donated $50 for “A Helping Hand” in memory of Emmett Broderson and Shirley Barnes

Fort Worth REA donated $100

Carolyn Pfeiffer donated $50 in honor of her son, Coy Pfeiffer, for his dedication to education

Menard-Kimble-Mason RTA donated $374.64 for “A Helping Hand”

Northwest RSEA donated $220 in memory of Bonnie Wilkerson for her dedication to education ($100 for “A Helping Hand,” $50 for beginning teacher scholarships, $20 for classroom assistance grants, and $50 for the Lehr-Pritchard Endowment Fund)

Nacogdoches County RTA donated $783 ($500 for “A Helping Hand,” $283 as needed)

Everman Area RSEA donated $100

Brenda Ritter donated $75

Georgia Couch donated $10