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Philanthropy Advocates was formerly known as the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium (TEGAC) until August 2020. Previously-created resources, documents and blog posts mentioning TEGAC are still provided on this website for your reference.

December 12, 2016

For every $1 spent on preschool, we see a benefit of more than $6, Nobel Prize-winning economist finds

Dallas Morning News


His research concludes that investing in preschool is worth the cost, with boys seeing the biggest benefits.

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April 1, 2016

Principles For Effective Education Grantmaking, Joining Forces: How the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium is Engaging Funders in Education Policy

Grantmakers for Education


Joining Forces: How the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium is Engaging Funders in Education Policy

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November 16, 2015

Is Playing It Cool Holding Back Philanthropy?

Exponent Philanthropy


We have all heard the warning: In philanthropy, following the heart will lead you astray.

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September 29, 2014

Texas philanthropists support pre-K quality

Houston Chronicle


In response to budget cuts to public education in 2011, 25 foundations and philanthropists from across the state joined together to create the Texas Education Advocacy Grantmakers Consortium.

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May 16, 2014

A Call to Philanthropists Who Advocate: Empower Your Peers to Get Involved


"Most of the country's 80,000-plus private foundations do not participate in policy. And the millions of individual philanthropists, who give through donor advised funds, giving circles, and their checkbooks, do not participate in policy. A tremendous amount of power for good is going unused, untapped."

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April 28, 2014

Foundation Trustees Protect Education, Find Their Policy Voice

Exponent Philanthropy


Three years ago in Texas, foundations confronted a profound crisis.

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