Texas Tech Foundation Names New Emeritus Directors

Two previous, longtime members named honorary, emeritus members of the Texas Tech Foundation for their significant contributions on behalf of the Texas Tech University System and its component institutions.

The Texas Tech Foundation announced two previous, longtime members named as honorary, emeritus members to its board of directors.

“It is an honor and pleasure to add these two deserving individuals as emeritus members to the Texas Tech Foundation,” said Patrick Kramer, Texas Tech Foundation CEO and Texas Tech University System vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement. “Their leadership, financial commitments and other contributions over the past two decades have had an immeasurable impact on our Foundation and our universities.”

The new emeritus members are:

  • R. Don Cash, retired chairman of Cash Family Investments and chairman emeritus of Questar Corporation, served on the Foundation from 2002 – 2011 and 2015 – 2019. The Cash family has generously contributed over $15 million to the Texas Tech University System. Cash served in various volunteer leadership capacities across the System and the Foundation, culminating with his service as chairman of the Foundation from 2009 – 2011.
  • Honorable Don Maddox, director emeritus of the JF Maddox Foundation, served on the Foundation from 2011 – 2019. Through the JF Maddox Foundation, the Maddox family has generously contributed over $19 million to the Texas Tech University System. Maddox served in various volunteer leadership capacities across the System and the Foundation, culminating with his service as chairman of the Foundation from 2017 – 2019.

“Don Cash and Honorable Don Maddox are gracious gentlemen that represent the ideals of the Foundation that are the cornerstone of our Foundation,” said Donald R. Sinclair, the Texas Tech Foundation’s chairman. “The Foundation’s development and growth are a direct result of the dedication of their time, treasures and talents which have assisted us in securing a strong future for the Texas Tech University System and its component institutions.”

They join Alan Henry, president of Alan Henry Insurance and former mayor of Lubbock, Texas, as honorary, emeritus members. The honorary, emeritus status is bestowed to those who have distinguished themselves with long and faithful service to the ideals, objectives and purposes of the Foundation.

For more than 75 years, the Texas Tech Foundation has partnered with the Texas Tech University System to inspire and support philanthropy across the system’s four universities. The nonprofit organization is independently led by a volunteer board of directors who safeguard generations of charitable gifts. Through contributions to the Texas Tech Foundation, alumni and donors sustain the system’s universities and empower students and faculty to pursue bold ideas that impact lives throughout Texas and the world.

 

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