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Here is the latest news from the Plainview Area Endowment:

Grant to fund Skaggs mechanical system upgrades

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in News | 0 comments

The local effort to bring new life to the Skaggs Building received a major boost this week with a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of West Texas. Those funds are earmarked for upgrading the mechanical systems serving the four-story office building. Overseeing the restoration is Plainview Downtown Restoration Inc. “The Community Foundation of West Texas understands that restoring the beautiful buildings from our past and putting them to good use again is a smart investment,” said Blair Willson, spokesman for Plainview Downtown...

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Plainview Area Endowment distributes $21,100

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Six local and area nonprofits received $21,100 in grants Thursday from Plainview Area Endowment, bringing its seven-year total to $75,000. “We exist to provide support and resources to the Plainview community in order for it to continue thriving,” explains Mark Warren, an advisory board member. He also serves on the board of Lubbock-based Community Foundation of West Texas which manages investments for the Plainview Endowment. “We want to take care of our friends and neighbors, and feel the Plainview Area Endowment is a great way to do it,”...

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Plainview Area Endowment to award $16,000

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in News | 0 comments

On Thursday, Nov. 17, the Plainview Area Endowment will award more than $16,000 in grants to five nonprofit agencies at a reception at Happy State Bank from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Those receiving funding includes: –Friends of the Unger Memorial Library — Manga Book Club –Plainview Downtown Restoration Inc. — Skaggs Building Restoration –Wayland Baptist School of Music — Carillion Bell Restoration Project –YMCA — New Cardio and Weight Equipment Purchase Project –City of Petersburg — Stocking...

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PHS Class of 1965 works to endow scholarship

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in News | 0 comments

As part of its 50th reunion celebration in September 2015, the PHS Class of 1965 raised enough money to fund three $1,965 scholarships for outstanding PHS seniors to be awarded in 2015-17. The project inspired one classmate to challenge the class to fund an endowed $1,965 scholarship by offering an initial $19,650 matching grant. Under the leadership of classmate Charles Schlecte, a new project was launched. The Community Foundation of West Texas was selected to manage the new “PHS Class of 65 Endowed Scholarship” fund. Fully funded, the fund...

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Area Endowment Gift

Posted by on Sep 11, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Plainview Area Endowment representative Corky Terrell presents Covenant Health Plainview CEO Bob Copeland with a $5,000 donation from the philanthropy group. The Plainview Area Endowment Foundation has pledged $25,000 to the Plainview hospital for the renovation of Covenant’s Max Gabriel Room, a community and hospital meeting space. Pictured from left are endowment representatives Kregg Hukill, Bill Cross, Terrell, Copeland, Mike Fox and Frances...

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Just For Kids

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Plainview Area Foundation grant committee members Corky Terrell (left) Mark Warren and Roy Kiser join Cindy Tye and Mary Ramos with Covenant Health Plainview in displaying some of the colorful blankets and pillowcases given to the pediatric patients through a foundation grant. The matching grant is used to purchase colorful fleece blankets which pediatric patients find on their bed when they arrive at their hospital room. Once settled, a nurse allows them to pick their own pillowcase. Both blanket and pillowcase are theirs to take home when...

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Compassionate Care Grant

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Plainview Area Foundation grants committee members Mark Warren (left), Roy Kiser and Corky Terrell present SuNell Pyeatt, executive director of Compassionate Care Pregnancy Center, with an $8,700 grant. Compassionate Care Pregnancy Center, at 1209 Quincy, is a Christian outreach ministry that reaches out to women in crisis pregnancy situations; presents God’s views of sexuality and pre-marital abstinence; and aids in the healing of women who have experienced the trauma of prior abortions. The grant will be used to support abstinence classes...

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A Hospital Grant

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Leslie Hackett, RN (left) chief nursing officer for Covenant Health Plainview, receives a check representing the first installment in a five-year, $25,000 grant from the Plainview Area Foundation from grant committee members Mark Warren, Roy Kiser and Corky Terrell. The grant is earmarked for the hospital Board Room portion of the $40 million renovation and expansion of the local hospital. The community capital campaign is now under way to raise $3.5 million toward the overall project. Several naming opportunities remain for donors, including...

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Xcel Energy gives $1,000 to Plainview Area Endowment

Posted by on Aug 1, 2015 in News | 0 comments

The Xcel Energy Foundation has given $1,000 to Plainview Area Endowment, which will use future earnings from the gift to support grant awards to community organizations. Friday’s grift from Xcel was a portion of $3,000 in current grants going to groups and organizations in area counties to help promote strong communities, according to John Tye, Plainview Area Foundation. He notes that the philosophy of Xcel is to be a community partner with the Plainview Area Endowment to promote growth in the community making it a better place to learn, work...

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Deadline for spring grant applications March 15

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in News | 0 comments

It’s no secret, they love to give, but the deadline to be on the receiving end is quickly approaching. On March 15, the Plainview Area Endowment will cut off application submissions for its 2015 spring grants. In 2014, the philanthropic group gave a whopping $26,350 in grants and scholarships to Hale County organizations. The foundation says if an organization is a non-profit entity, it is eligible to receive funds from its spring and fall grant periods. Last year, the Plainview Area Endowment group, which is an affiliate of the Lubbock...

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