Memorial gifts honoring Amy Bell
The Board of Governors and staff of Permian Basin Area Foundation join the Bell family in celebrating Amy’s life and mourning her loss. Memory gifts can be directed to the Amy Bell Fund. The Foundation will acknowledge your kindness to her family.
Dr. Tillapaugh creates public history fund
Permian Basin Area Foundation is pleased to announce the Tillapaugh Public History Fund. Created by Dr. J. Tillapaugh, this fund provides resources to advance knowledge and understanding of history and culture in West Texas communities. The Tillapaugh Public History Fund targets established nonprofit entities that serve the public and supports special projects involving local and regional historic structures, museums, libraries, publications, and societies or associations.
|Public history features the heritage of the community in diverse ways. The restored structure displays the built environment, the local museum collects the artifacts of life, the library archives preserve the records of the past, and the society of the interested fosters the exchanges and publications. Unlike in the academic classroom, where teachers instruct students in received curricula, the public historian is often a volunteer who uses whatever special may be at hand to interpret the popular culture gone by.The practice of public history usually involves the creative cobbling together of resources. Buildings require maintenance, artifacts need displayed, records help create publications, and social events benefit from amenities. Fund raising is perpetual. Beyond the basic budget, special presentations may prosper only from special supplements, which are the purpose here. -- Dr. J. Tillapaugh|
Continuing a Legacy of Community Giving
Since 1989, Permian Basin Area Foundation has served as this region’s community foundation. Promoting a philosophy of “giving where you live,” the Foundation partners with generous donors to leave a lasting impact in communities throughout a 22-county region of West Texas.