We are firm believers in partnerships at Literacy Advance! Support from across the community, and partnerships with many different organizations and businesses, make the growth and success of our literacy programs possible.
We believe in the power of combining forces without duplicating efforts, and form effective partnerships with other agencies as we can, to mutual benefit.
In the past, partnerships have included the delivery of literacy classes and Family Literacy events at partner sites, but we made some changes starting in January 2018.
Currently the most common partnerships include referrals, training conducted by Literacy Advance staff for partner organizations, and invitations to experts at partner agencies to present on relevant and practical topics for our students.
Program Sponsors help make it all happen! We are very grateful for their ongoing assistance; their donations and support help sponsor interns, start new programs, extend our reach in the community and transform lives and communities through the doorway of literacy.
Literacy Advance is proud to be affiliated with, or accredited through, a number of other organizations. We thank these affiliates for their endorsement and support.
The H-E-B Tournament of Champions was established in 1986 when Decker Food Company asked H-E-B Grocery Co. to invite a few of their market vendors to play in a golf tournament and donate the proceeds to Special Olympics Texas. The President of Decker Foods was the Chairman of the Board for Special Olympics Texas at that time. The event raised $38,500. The following year the event raised $78,000 and in 2016 $8.4 million – a new record!
Over the past 31 years, this event has raised over $90 million dollars benefiting Special Olympics Texas and other worthwhile organizations that focus on children, youth and education throughout the State of Texas.
In 2003 the H-E-B Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust was established and the event became a 501(c)3 tax exempt private foundation under the Internal Revenue codes.
Thank you H-E-B Tournament of Champions for your ongoing support - since 2009! - for the students and families at Literacy Advance!