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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.

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.

Recap: House Public Education Committee Interim Hearing

Notes on the Committee's April 26 Interim Hearing


The Texas House Committee on Public Education met on Tuesday, April 26.

Read our latest blog summarizing this meeting, including time stamps of the archived meeting video to easily re-watch key exchanges.

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Recap: Texas Commission on Community College Finance

Notes on the Commission's April 6 Meeting


The Texas Commission on Community College Finance met on Wednesday, April 6 to hear updates on Commission work group discussions to date.
 
Read our latest blog summarizing this meeting, including time stamps of the archived meeting video to easily re-watch key exchanges between the Commission members.

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Analysis: Texas Senate Interim Charges


Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick recently announced interim charges for committees of the Texas Senate to study.

Our mission is to empower Texas philanthropy to engage in effective public and higher education policy and advocacy.  We fulfill our mission, in part, by informing our members about current interim charges and ensure awareness of how interim charges provide a preview of what to expect in the upcoming 2023 legislative session.

Together we will ensure Texas policymakers have access to reliable information from Texas funders that address many of the Senate interim charges outlined by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.

Read an overview of key interim charges relevant to Philanthropy Advocates priorities. 

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