Since 1890, a growing community of supporters has made the life-changing dream of earning an education a reality for generations of Texas Wesleyan University students. Gifts from trustees, alumni, friends, faculty, staff, churches, foundations, corporations and other important partners have enabled Texas Wesleyan to provide the "Smaller. Smarter." experience to all who seek to better themselves through higher education. Every Texas Wesleyan success story is realized in part because of donors like you, and we thank you for making an impact.
The following honor roll recognizes the generous support of donors with an annual giving total of $1,000 or more during the 2018-2019 fiscal year (June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019). In this publication, donors are listed as members of Texas Wesleyan University's Leadership Annual Giving Societies, which are named for individuals and ideals that played key roles in the founding and growth of the University.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented in the Texas Wesleyan University 2019 Donor Honor Roll. Should you have any changes, corrections or questions, please contact Carly Crisp, Director of Donor Relations, at 817-531-5801 or via email at email@example.com.
In 1980, James and Eunice West made philanthropic history when they donated $12 million to Texas Wesleyan College for the construction of a new library. This gift was the largest single donation to any private educational institution in Texas at the time, and in 1988 the new Eunice and James L. West Library opened, becoming the hub of the historic campus.
Mrs. West continued the family’s philanthropic legacy after James’ death in 1983, supporting a myriad of educational and charitable institutions in North Texas and beyond. In 1995 the Eunice West Society was established, with her blessing, to honor the university’s leading annual donors with gifts totaling $25,000 or more. Please join us in thanking our University donors who have supported Texas Wesleyan at this level in the most recent fiscal year.
In 1935, the Board of Trustees re-named our institution Texas Wesleyan College and elected Dr. Law Sone as president. Dr. Sone would preside over extensive growth and success for more than 30 years, the longest administration in Texas Wesleyan history. In the midst of World War II in December 1942, Texas Wesleyan celebrated the final elimination of all property liens under Dr. Sone’s leadership, and eventually established an endowment base, a retirement system and received full accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. We honor his decades of service and generosity to Texas Wesleyan with the Law Sone Society, including university donors with annual gifts totaling $10,000-$24,999. This year’s members are listed below.
Hiram A. Boaz entered his first of two terms as President of Polytechnic College in 1902 facing substantial institutional debt due to the financial panic of 1893. President Boaz managed the financial situation and addressed the need for additional facilities on campus, resulting in an improved community reputation and significant enrollment increases. President Boaz returned for a second term in 1913 to once again lead the school through its transition from Polytechnic College to Texas Women’s College. Those who financially support Texas Wesleyan University with annual gifts totaling $5,000 – $9,999 join in celebrating his great vision and leadership as a member of the Hiram A. Boaz Society and are listed below.
In September of 1891, Polytechnic College (meaning “many arts and sciences”) officially opened its doors welcoming 105 students. Rev. J. W. Adkisson served as the first president of the institution until 1894. During his tenure, he recruited the first faculty and saw the college through its formative years, establishing a solid foundation for future growth and expansion. Honoring his historic administration, those who financially support Texas Wesleyan University with annual gifts totaling $2,500 - $4,999 join the J.W. Adkisson Society, and are listed below.
Sustaining members of the President’s Council include all donors who contribute $1,000 - $2,499 annually and are listed below.
The Wesleyan Circle includes all donors who contribute $500 - $999 annually. Members for the most recent fiscal year are listed below.
The Blue and Gold Club includes all donors who contribute $250 - $499 annually. Members for the most recent fiscal year are listed below.
The Century Club includes all donors who contribute $100 - $249 annually. Members for the 2019 fiscal year are listed below.