Lennox Foundation makes $732,150 in awards

Lennox_familyThe Martha, David and Bagby Lennox Foundation recently awarded $732,150 in grant money to organizations and causes in Lamar, Red River and Fannin Counties.

Of those funds, $114,150 benefited the college scholarship program in Red River County.  $100,000 was donated to East Texas Medical Center for the Lennox Health Resource Center in Clarksville.

In Lamar County, $100,000 was awarded to the Greater Paris Development Foundation for development of the Prairiland Trail.  Also in Lamar County, $25,000 in scholarship funds went to the Hardy Moore Scholar fund at Paris ISD.        

The Lennox Foundation was established from the estate of the Lennox siblings.  The prominent family had extensive holdings of land and a bank in Red River County.  The foundation is required to grant no less than 5 percent of its value each year.  Since its inception, the foundation has granted over $12,500,000 to organizations and causes important to the Lennox family.

Other 2013 recipients include:

  • Avery Independent School District – $15,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas – $15,000
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley – $30,000
  • CASA for Kids, Inc. – $10,000
  • City of Clarksville – $8,000
  • Clarksville Food Pantry – $20,000
  • Clarksville Independent School District – $20,000
  • Detroit Independent School District – $15,000
  • Fannin Soil and Water Conservation District – $7,000
  • First Presbyterian Church of Clarksville – $20,000
  • Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas – $10,000
  • Lamar Soil and Water Conservation District – $5,000
  • NeTseO Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America – $14,000
  • Red River County Attorney – $4,000
  • Red River County Firefighters Association – $40,000
  • Red River County Historical Society – $37,500
  • Red River County Public Library – $8,500
  • Red River Soil and Water Conservation District – $5,000
  • Rivercrest Independent School District – $15,000
  • Sam Rayburn Independent School District for the benefit of the Casey Reed Memorial Scholarship Fund – $5,000
  • Shelter Agencies for Families in East Texas, Inc. (SAFE-T) – $10,000
  • Texas AgriLife Extension – Fannin County – $14,000
  • Texas AgriLife Extension – Red River County – $10,000
  • Texas Ramp Project – $5,000
  • Trinity University – $50,000
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