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Mabee Foundation issues $500,000 challenge grant to Rosedale Renaissance project

11.15.2012 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

The J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., has issued a challenge grant for two components of the Rosedale Renaissance Project: the United Methodist Church Central Texas Conference Service Center and the campus entryway. Together, the two projects total $4,365,636.

The $500,000 challenge grant requires that the University raise $3,865,636 toward the project’s total cost by Oct. 1, 2013, to receive the funding.

Texas Wesleyan has successfully fulfilled Mabee Foundation challenges for several campus projects. Most recently, the Foundation gave the University $450,000 in August 2009 after fundraising was completed for the Jack and Jo Willa Morton Fitness Center. In 2004, the Foundation’s challenge grant of $213,428 assisted with the renovation of the Polytechnic United Methodist Church education building.

In the 1980s, the Foundation provided challenge grants in support of the construction of the Armstrong-Mabee Business Center and the Brown Lupton Campus Center.

The Mabee Foundation was formed in 1948 by John E. Mabee and his wife, Lottie E. Mabee, with its office in Tulsa. As stated in its charter, the purpose of the Foundation is to aid Christian religious organizations, institutions of higher learning, hospitals and other organizations of a general charitable nature.

For more information on how you can contribute, contact Joan S. Canty, vice president for advancement, at 817-531-4411 or

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