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The Texas Business and Professional Women’s Foundation welcomes financial support from individuals and businesses. Donors may choose to make donations via 1 of 2 methods, either online or separately, by completing the TBPWF Contribution Form. Donors may also choose a specific program for support if desired.

The Foundation is a 501c(3) organization and meets the criteria as specified for a qualified charitable organization by Internal Revenue Service regulations. Acknowledgments of donations made, as appropriate, will be provided to donors.

Online donations may be made in an amount which the donor chooses. Simply complete the information requested after clicking the Donate Now button, specify the donation amount and provide the applicable payment and donor information. One time or recurring donations may be made using the online donation resource.

Or donors may prefer making donations separately, by completing the TBPWF Contribution Form and mailing it, along with their donation, to the address as specified on the Contribution Form. Again, the donor has the choice of making a one time or recurring donations.

Donations made to the Texas Business and Professional Women’s Foundation may be directed toward a specific use or may be used in support of unrestricted funds. The following summary highlights scholarships or programs toward which the donor may direct their contributions (any donations received which do not specify a use toward a specific scholarship or program will be directed to Unrestricted Funds):


Chloe Monroe M.D. Anderson Fund – donations support annual contributions to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center in Houston in the form of grants for research projects. The Texas Business Women’s (TBW) organization, in consultation with M.D. Anderson officials, recommend research projects for which financial support will be provided each year. During her term as State President in 1974, Chloe Monroe named the M.D. Anderson Fund as a state civic participation project. Over the years, more than $1,200,000 has been contributed to the Research Center.

Hermine Tobolowsky Scholarship Fund – contributions support the Hermine Tobolowsky Scholarship, awarded to a woman of academic achievement who wishes to enter the professions of law, public service, government, political science or women’s history. Ms. Tobolowsky devoted 26 years to lobbying and testifying before legislative committees for equal legal rights. The people of Texas voted for passage of Amendment 7, Equal Legal Rights Amendment, on November 7, 1972. On that day BPW members chanted, “Oh, Thank heaven for Amendment Seven.” In memory of Ms. Tobolowsky, BPW Dallas Inc. provided the initial funding to create a scholarship to support women pursuing public policy education.

Gilda Murray Scholarship Fund – contributions support the Gilda Murray Scholarship, awarded to a BPW/Texas or Texas Business Women member, 25 years or older, to assist in obtaining education or training to prepare for employment or to advance in a business or profession, who desires to continue and/or complete the educational requirements at her current job or in pursuit of a new career. The original funds were donated to the Texas BPW Foundation by the Garland BPW Club as they dissolved, in memory of Gilda Murray, a past BPW/Texas State President.

Minnie L. Maffett Fellowship Fund – contributions provide financial assistance to promote medical education for women. Dr. Maffett was the first BPW/Texas President and a BPW/USA President. This scholarship was funded to assist a female graduate of a recognized medical school; post-graduate research in a medical field; female Ph.D. from a Texas university who is doing research in a medical field; a women in need of aid for the first year in establishing a family practice in a rural area with a population not exceeding 5000; or a fourth-year female medical student who is completing a M.D. or D.O. degree at an accredited school in the State of Texas.

M.D. Anderson Endowed Scholarship Fund – contributions support the awarding of financial support to a student at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professionals. The student is chosen according to The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer School criteria.

Unrestricted Fund – contributions provide funding for the development and maintenance of a website, to assist in capitalizing endowed funds, to provide stipends to defray research expenses in using the manuscript collections in the TWU Library Women’s Collection, the development of new programs, to provide scholarships for Women in New Roles and/or Women in Transition and assists with operations such as rental space, audit, websites, etc.