Texas Instruments gives $1.3 million in grants to North Texas arts and culture organizations


DALLAS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Texas Instruments and the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation recently made a combined $1.3 million in contributions to a variety of North Texas arts and culture organizations, continuing TI’s commitment to help enhance the quality of life in its headquarters community.

This year’s arts grant recipients include the Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Black Dance Theater, Dallas Children’s Theater, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Opera, Dallas Summer Musicals, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Theater Center,Dallas Zoo, Latino Cultural Center, Nasher Sculpture Center and the Turtle Creek Chorale.

“Dallas has an arts and culture community that is among the best in the United States.” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Texas Instruments Foundation. “We are pleased to support these great institutions that bring such pleasure to North Texas and make our community a more vibrant place to live.”

TI has long supported arts and culture in Dallas, and during recent challenging economic times, the TI Foundation has provided general operations support to many valued nonprofit arts organizations.

“TI continues to lead the way for corporate supporters of the arts in Dallas,” said Katherine Wagner, chief executive officer of the Business Council for the Arts. “These grants will provide much-need funding to our arts community, helping them provide quality visual and performing arts programs while elevating the quality of life and spurring economic growth for the North Texas region.”

TI also encourages U.S.-based employee and retiree donations, matching their support to eligible arts/culture groups via the TI Foundation matching gifts program.

“Before investing, we evaluate the impact our contributions will likely make and the specific goals for each initiative,” Smith said. “Ultimately, we want to enrich the culture of the North Texas area and provide top-notch arts and culture programming for our employees, citizens and visitors alike, which allow businesses, economic development and tourism to thrive for the benefit of all in Dallas.”

About Texas Instruments Foundation

The Texas Instruments Foundation, founded in 1964, is a non-profit organization providing philanthropic support for educational and charitable purposes primarily in the communities where Texas Instruments operates. While its primary focus is on providing knowledge, skills and programs to improve science, technology, engineering and math education, the Texas Instruments Foundation also invests in arts and culture and in health and human services programs that meet the greatest community needs.

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world’s brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today. Learn more at www.ti.com.

Originally appeared on September 18, 2014.

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