FRIENDS OF THE TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION INC

Preserving the Real Places and Real Stories of Texas

aka Friends of the THC   |   Austin, TX   |  www.thcfriends.org

Mission

The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission develops and secures private philanthropic support for the Texas Historical Commission’s mission to preserve and protect the cultural heritage of Texas, ensuring a lasting legacy for future generations.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Ms. Anjali Kaul Zutshi

Main address

PO Box 13497

Austin, TX 78711 USA

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EIN

74-2773168

NTEE code info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

History Museums (A54)

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Stewardship Programs

The Friends of the THC raises philanthropic support for the education and training of volunteer and avocational stewards that support the Texas Historical Commission's preservation work across the state.

Population(s) Served

The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission supports the Texas Historical Commission’s goals to identify, research, document, educate, and promote the cultural heritage of Texas. Particular emphasis is placed on the strength in numbers achieved by empowering community-based preservationists through education, training, consultation, and support. Education programs include an annual statewide historic preservation conference - Real Places; the Preservation Scholars Program; an annual Development Seminar series; "Doing History" summer camps, etc.

Population(s) Served

The Friends of the THC builds public-private funding partnership to support the development and improvements at the 22 state historic sites owned and managed by the Texas Historical Commission. This includes projects like the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Museum; the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site; the Eisenhower Birthplace Historic Site, etc. Capital Projects also include a public-private partnership to fund the La Salle projects - the excavation and preservation of the 17th century La Belle shipwreck and the Fort St. Louis excavations.

Population(s) Served

The Friends also support a number of special projects and Endowments to benefit the programs and activities of the THC including the Bob and Kathleen Gilmore Fund for Spanish and French Colonial Archeology; the Matthew and Larutha Odom Clay Preservation Scholars Endowment and the THC Preservation Scholars Endowment, both supporting the Preservation Scholars Program; and the Texas Heroes Endowment supporting THC's education programs.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Leadership in History Award of Merit 2011

American Association for State and Local History

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2018

Financials

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FRIENDS OF THE TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION INC

Board of directors
as of 5/10/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Lareatha Clay

PRM Organizational Development

Term: 2016 - 2019


Board co-chair

Mrs. Peggy Bailey

No affiliation

Term: 2015 - 2018

Lee White

Secretary, Corporate Trustee

Lewis Jones

Commission Trustee

Peggy Bailey

Commission Trustee, Vice-Chair

Bonnie McKee

Commission Trustee

Sarita Hixon

Commission Trustee, Former Commissioner

Harriet Latimer

Commission Trustee, Founding Chair

Dianne Tucker

Commission Trustee

Brian Shivers

Corporate Trustee

Lareatha Clay

Commission Trustee

Julian Read

Commission Trustee

Jane Barnhill

Commission Trustee

John Mayfield

Treasurer, Corporate Trustee

MariBen Ramsey

Commission Trustee

Terry Colley

Corporate Trustee

Donna Carter

Corporate Trustee

Sarah Gould

Corporate Trustee

Rowena Dasch

Corporate Tustee

Lawrence Oaks

Commission Trustee

Robert Oliver

Corporate Trustee

Sally Anne Schmidt

Corporate Trustee

Welcome Wilson, Jr.

Commission Trustee