Texas State Heroes

Extraordinary Generosity

Heroes are idealists, visionaries who dream noble dreams. Our Texas State Heroes are people who, through their unbridled generosity, have stepped forward to help us meet the needs of the state, the nation, and the world while also encouraging individuals’ dreams and aspirations. The names of some of these are chiseled into the stone of buildings but all are etched into the heart and history of Texas State University.


Thank You

The individuals and foundations listed below have contributed $1 million or more in lifetime giving and are true Texas State heroes. To them, we say, “Thank you!”

Advanced Micro Devices

Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation

The Avery Family

Heather and Kevin Blewett

Dianne and Michael Bowman

Jason Bradshaw

Brown Distributing

T. Paul Bulmahn

Darren Casey

Richard Castro


LaVerne and L. D. Clark

Holly Clavell-Head and Tommy Head, Jr.

Carol and John Davis

Cindee and Dan Diepenhorst

Grady Early

Scott Emerson

Linda Gregg Fields and Jerry Fields

Kathleen FitzPatrick, Shannon Fitzpatrick, and Ronnie Bowden

Sarah and Douglas L. Foshee

Jamie and Jeff Foster

Donna Fox

Josie Garrott and Frederick Davis

Gault School of Archaeological Research

The Gowens 2000 Charitable Remainder Unitrust

Grand Prix Pipeline

Greater Texas Foundation

Lela and Robert Grogan

Johanna Haley Gibson and O.C. Haley

Patti Strickel Harrison

Hobby Family Foundation

Loma and Bill Hobson

Houston Endowment

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Gloria and Bruce Ingram

The Burdine Johnson Foundation

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

The Kodosky Foundation

Betty and Jesse Luxton


McCoy Corporation

Miriam and Emmett McCoy

Wetonnah and Brian McCoy

The Meadows Foundation

Louise Lindsey Merrick

The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Ron Mitchell

The Mitte Foundation

Patricia and Daymon Muehl

National Geographic Society

National Steering Committee for Concrete Industry Management

Chloe and John Navarrette

NXP Semiconductors

The Bernard Osher Foundation

Reed Parr

Permian Highway Pipeline

William Poston

RGK Foundation

Sid W. Richardson Foundation

W. Morgan and Lou Claire Rose Trust

Elizabeth and Alberto Santos III

Shell Oil

St. David’s Foundation

The Terry Foundation

Texas Pioneer Foundation

Texas State University System Foundation  

Darlene and Bo Trevillion III

Carla Underhill and paul kens

University Federal Credit Union

H. C. Vivian Estate

Mary and Peter Way

The Welch Foundation

Carol and Jim West

Pierce M. Williamson and Jeanette G. Williamson Foundation

Sally and Bill Wittliff

Brian Wong