March-April 2013

A round of applause for the Investigator Section

Jennifer Vitera

TDCAF Development Director in Austin

For the third year in a row, the investigators have won the Annual Campaign membership challenge. Thank you to our investigator membership for raising $4,000 in support of the 2012 Annual Campaign between the first-ever Investigator Golf Tournament and individual donations. Investigators celebrated their victory at a special happy hour in their honor at this year’s Investigator School in San Antonio. Below are a couple of photos from that event.
    Also, big thanks to Terry Vogel, DA’s Investigator in Moore County, for crafting a pair of beautiful wood Criminal Investigator plaques.. Terry donated these to the Foundation so we could raffle them off at Investigator School, and we raised $600 in support of the 2013 Annual Campaign. Thank you so much, Terry!

Elder abuse ­manual
The Foundation is seeking funds in support of a new publication, the Elder Abuse Investigation and Prosecution Manual.  Big thanks to our first sponsor, IBC Bank, for its donation of $2,500 toward the cost of this publication.
    We are looking to raise $36,685 to pay for writing, printing, and distributing this book. We ask that you please think about organizations and people in your community who might have an interest in partnering with the Foundation on this project.

Tax letter reminder
Just like the last two years, in an effort to keep Foundation expenses down, we have been including Tax ID and IRS information on all thank-you letters for your generous donations. If you would like a copy of your thank you letter/receipt, please feel free to call me at 512/474-2436 and I will be happy to provide one.

Houston happy hour
Big thanks to our Houston TDCAF Board and Advisory Members for meeting in Houston for a Foundation Happy Hour. We sure enjoyed catching up with our board members as we travel across the State.

Annual Report online
We are honored to show you our 2012 Annual Report. It summarizes what we’ve accomplished in the last year, lists all donors, and explains plans for the next year and beyond. Please take a few minutes to review it at

5th Annual Golf Tourney
We are already planning our annual golf tournament and silent auction, both of which take place at our Annual Criminal & Civil Law Update in September, and we need your help. We are asking members to please help the Foundation identify corporations and individuals who might be interested in sponsoring or donating an auction item this event.
    Please contact me at Jennifer [email protected] if there is someone in your area to whom we can send more information to regarding either one of these efforts.

2013 Annual Campaign
Albert Einstein once said, “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” We at the Texas District and County Attorneys Foundation know this to be true, and we know you do too because of the many great things you do professionally to keep the people of this great state safe. We thank you for your dedication and service.
    As we look into 2013, there are many more opportunities for the Foundation to enrich the training and educational resources for you our TDCAA members through publications, seminars, and more.
    I am asking you to please consider supporting the Foundation by making a contribution of any size. Please keep an eye out for our Annual Campaign mailing.