The ongoing financial support of members of the business and philanthropic communities empowers Literacy Advance to continue to transform lives and communities in Houston through the doorway of literacy. Thank you!
If your business would like to learn more about supporting Literacy Advance, please contact our Development Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to our 2017 Sponsors
These generous donors supported Literacy Advance in 2017 with gifts of $5,000 or above.
The Hamill Foundation
Wayne Duddlesten Foundation
The Frees Foundation
The Powell Foundation
The John P. McGovern Foundation
Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation
George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation
Bank of America
H-E-B Tournament of Champions
Houston Astros Foundation
The Houston Chronicle
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Community and Civic
Charity Guild of Catholic Women
First Junior Woman’s Club
Indo American Charity Foundation
Memorial Drive United Methodist Women
Memorial Spring Branch Rotary Club
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!