Endowments

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Support Texas for Years to Come

By establishing a new endowment with the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission (FTHC) or contributing to an existing endowment, you provide permanent and long-term support to preservation projects and programs throughout the state of Texas. As responsible stewards of your gift, we invest the funds and use annual distributions to support your project, program, or site of choice.

For details on how to establish a new named endowment, please contact Executive Director Anjali Zushi at (512) 936-2241 or anjali.zutshi@thc.texas.gov.

Support one of our endowments

The Texas Heroes Endowment

This endowment, established by the Board of Trustees of the FTHC, supports education programs at the Texas Historical Commission.

The FTHC Preservation Scholars Endowment

This endowment supports our Preservation Scholars Program—a program that increases the diversity in the telling of Texas’s historical narrative by placing students from underrepresented ethnic or cultural backgrounds in a 10-week paid internship. This endowment pays for these student’s stipends.

The Matthew Honer and Larutha Odom Clay Preservation Scholars Endowment

This endowment was established to help a student from Prairie View A&M University participate in our Preservation Scholars Program.

The Bob and Kathleen Gilmore Fund for Spanish and French Colonial Archeology

Created by Dr. Kathleen Kirk Gilmore, this endowment funds Spanish and French Colonial archival and archeological research projects.