May-June 2013

‘Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile’

Jennifer Vitera

TDCAF Development Director in Austin

Everyone who works in a Texas prosecutor’s office can relate to the above quote from Albert Einstein. Only a life full of service and giving to others is a rich life. Not rich in money or rewards, but abundant in what really counts: protecting the weak, doing what’s right, and seeking justice no matter the cost.
    We at the Texas District and County Attorneys Foundation recognize the many things you do to keep the people of this great state safe, and we thank you for your dedication and service. Our job is to help you do yours—by filling in the funding gap between what our grant allows and what prosecutor offices need.
    As we look into 2013, there are many more opportunities for the Foundation to enrich its training and educational resources for Texas prosecutors. Please consider joining us in this mission by making a contribution to our Annual Campaign today. Visit to give.

2012 Annual Report
We are honored to show you our 2012 Texas District and County Attorneys Foundation Annual Report (pictured at right). 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

Elder abuse manual
The Foundation is seeking funds in support of a new publication, the Elder Abuse Investigation and Prosecution Manual. We are looking to raise $36,685 in support of this project. We ask that you please think about organizations and people in your community who might have an interest in partnering with the Foundation.

Golf, anyone?
We are already planning our annual golf tournament, which coincides with TDCAA’s Annual Criminal & Civil Law Update in September. Keep an eye out for the Annual brochure in the next few weeks; it will include a flyer to sign up for the golf tournament.

Adieu, meilleurs voeux
I had a chance to catch up with a lot of you this last month but wanted to update those of you I missed. I am leaving the Foundation this month to pursue a continuing education opportunity in Paris, France. I have been so blessed to work as the Development Director for the TDCAF and have thoroughly enjoyed working with our outstanding staff, boards, and of course all of our wonderful members. We should all be very proud of how much our Foundation has accomplished in the last seven years and what we will continue to accomplish in the future. Our Foundation Board is prepared to continue all of our important work in the upcoming year, and our Board Chairman, Bert Graham, will continue our regular meetings and touch base soon.