September-October 2009

TDCAF celebrates third anniversary

Jennifer Vitera

TDCAF Development Director in Austin

We would like to thank you, our members, the TDCAA Board of Directors, and the TDCAF Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee for three successful years; we look forward to the foundation’s continued success in the upcoming year. The foundation is committed to educating and training Texas prosecutors and law enforcement.

2009 Annual Campaign needs your support!

As most of you know, the foundation kicked off the 2009 “Color in the Map” Annual Campaign in April. Our goal is to raise $100,000 and have 100 percent support from every Texas county. If you have not had a chance to contribute, please remember that every dollar counts! (See the map at right to find out if your county has contributed.) You may designate your gift for training or books, contribute in honor or in memory of a loved one, or make an unrestricted donation for general operations. In the next few weeks, TDCAA regional directors will be contacting elected prosecutors in their area to ask for help in reaching our goal of 100 percent participation in this year’s campaign.

Funding from individuals, foundations, corporations, and the community at large greatly increases the quality of service we are able to offer our members. I am asking you to please consider supporting the foundation by making a contribution of any size. You will find a return gift envelope in this issue of The Texas Prosecutor journal or you can go online to make a quick and secure donation. The more funding we secure, the more effective TDCAA is in developing programs to ensure the safety and security of your communities.

We appreciate your support and consideration!

In other news

A special thanks to our Champions For Justice 2010 Planning Committee and Honorary Host Committee. This year we will honor Carol Vance, former district attorney in Harris County, and we are in the process of securing a date and location for the event in Houston. The Planning Committee held its first meeting Thursday, September 3 from 2–3 p.m. at TDCAA’s office. In addition, TDCAF is seeking corporate and private sponsors to support this year’s event. Please feel free to call me at 512/474-2436 with any ideas or questions you may have.
    Be sure to check out our revised website,, where you can make a donation or just learn more about the foundation.