November-December 2008

Nearly 100 percent of the Annual Campaign goal achieved

Emily Kleine

TDCAF Development Director

What a wonderful 2008 it has been for the Texas District and County Attorneys Foundation! We are nearing the end of our second Annual Campaign and are very close to reaching our goal. Over $94,000 has been raised by you, our members, TDCAF friends, and others who keep the goal of improving prosecution and protecting crime victims in the forefront of their minds. Please help us surpass our goal of $100,000! You have until December 31, 2008, to make a difference and show your support. In fact, in this very issue is a remittance envelope you can return with your donation, just in time for last-minute, tax-deductible charitable donations.

A big thanks goes to Matt Powell, Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney, for leading the way in West Texas. Matt went above and beyond to convey the message to area businesses, individuals, and others the important work that the foundation and TDCAA does in the Lubbock community and beyond. Several thousand dollars were raised on my visit to Lubbock, with many more annual commitments and a promising event to be held in 2009. Thank you, Matt.

Another round of applause goes to Tony Hackebeil (38th Judicial District Attorney), John E. Terrill (266th Judicial District Attorney), and John T. Hubert (105th Judicial District Attorney). These individuals made substantial gifts to the foundation. Another thank you goes to Carl Dorrough, Criminal District Attorney in Gregg County, for speaking to a local community group about TDCAF. We appreciate Carl spreading the word and gaining interest for the foundation and TDCAA. We appreciate you all.

I have been on the road plenty and enjoying every stop I make. James Eidson, Criminal District Attorney in Taylor County, kindly invited me to speak to the Abilene Crimestoppers in August. I also attended a law enforcement luncheon in Midland and met several new people with a vested interest in TDCAF’s and TDCAA’s mission. I will be heading to Dallas and the surrounding area soon to meet with potential donors.

On December 4, we will be honoring Ronnie Earle, longtime Travis County District Attorney, at the Champions for Justice event at the Omni Southpark in Austin. Please call the TDCAF office at 512/474-2436 soon to learn more about sponsorship and tickets.

Last but not least, don’t forget to check out our new website: You will be amazed at how far the foundation has come since its inception in 2006. ✤