Impact of Gifts


Hunt School of Nursing

The Trellis Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to the Hunt School of Nursing at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso to support stipends for students in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The funds will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, by the Texas Workforce Commission’s Texas Industry Partnership program, administered through Workforce Solutions Borderplex. 

Charles de Wetter

Through my service on many nonprofit boards over the years, I have had the good fortune of witnessing and supporting the meaningful service carried out daily by El Paso’s nonprofit organizations.

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In 2007, El Paso businessman Paul L. Foster donated $50 million to help create the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. His gift has also funded the tuition of dozens of medical students, known as the Foster Scholars.

Donor Helps Bring Change to West Texas

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For more than two decades, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF) has supported health and wellness in the Paso del Norte region — contributing more than $152 million to the cause. Now, thanks to its largest grant yet to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso), the foundation’s reach will go even further.

Multimillion Dollar Gift to Establish New Dental School in Texas

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is set to house Texas’ fourth dental school, thanks to a $25 million gift from the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation.
The Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine (WLHSDM) will be the first to open in Texas in nearly 50 years, and the first-ever in West Texas, and on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Impacting the Region with a Meaningful Gift

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Throughout the process of building his company, Paul L. Foster wanted to give back to the community in a meaningful way. “I became convinced that building this medical school was the most impactful thing we could do for this region – long term. Not only in terms of health care, but in terms of economic development and all the other development that would follow.”