TDCAF news
November-December 2009

There’s still time to give to the Annual Campaign

Jennifer Vitera

TDCAF Development Director in Austin

Consider making a year-end gift to the 2009 Color in the Map Annual Campaign. TDCAF needs your support! (Go to to see if your county has contributed and is “colored in.”) For many members and friends of TDCAA, the end of the year is a traditional time for giving. Gifts to TDCAF not only provide important support for TDCAA programs, but they also yield significant and timely tax savings. Make your gifts by December 31 and receive a tax break when you itemize deductions on your  2009 income tax return.

Our goal is to raise $100,000 and have 100 percent support from every county in Texas. If you have not had a chance to contribute, please remember that every dollar counts! You may designate your gift for training or books, make a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one, or contribute an unrestricted gift for general operations. Please use the envelope in this issue of the journal to make a contribution.

Honoring Carol Vance

Please save the date for the Champions for Justice event honoring Carol Vance, which is tentatively scheduled for April 22, 2010. We are in the process of securing a location in Houston and will pass along the details once confirmed. In addition, TDCAF is seeking corporate and private sponsors to support this event. Please feel free to call me at 512/474-2436 with any ideas or questions you may have.

Gifts in memoriam

Please remember TDCAF as you contemplate honoring or memorializing a loved one. Making a contribution to the foundation in the name of a friend, family member, or colleague is an exceptional way to show your appreciation. The foundation staff will send a special note to the honoree or his family that states your gratitude and explains how the gift will help ensure the future excellence of prosecution and law enforcement in Texas.

If you have contacts within your community who would like to learn more about the foundation, please call me at 512/474-2436. i