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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.

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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September 23, 2014

Pre-K funding "above and beyond" what Texas offers

San Antonio Express-News

Many Texas school districts augment inadequate state funding to improve pre-kindergarten access and quality or increase it from half-day to full-day, according to a survey by the Houston-based nonprofit CHILDREN AT RISK.

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May 16, 2014

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


There are so many myths and misconceptions about foundations doing advocacy, that when a funder who is skillful and savvy achieves success, it's a great opportunity to cut through the confusion and re-affirm the power of this work.

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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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June 10, 2013

Challenges remain for schools

Houston Chronicle

The last time the Texas Legislature convened, public education lost. Unprecedented budget shortfalls forced across-the-board cuts to the state budget, with $5.4 billion taken from public education.

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