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Texas Safety Foundation, Inc.

Texas Safety Foundation, Inc. (TSF) was created as a division of the Texas Safety Association on Sept. 18, 1964; it was incorporated as a separate, 501(c)(3) nonprofit on Feb. 22, 1966.

The Foundation is managed by a board of trustees that are appointed by the chairman of TSA's board of directors. Current TSF trustees are:

Eddie Greer - Chairman

Ron Sokol - Vice Chair

Betty Lawson - Secretary/Treasurer

Bill Durham - Board Member

Burk Shaw - Board Member

John Hodges - Board Member

Luis Aguilar - Board Member

Rob Hunt - Board Member

Steve Halliburton - Board Member


TSF was established for the encouragement and support of safety and health education and research within the State of Texas. The Foundation has funded many worthy projects, persons and programs, such as the Texas Youth Safety Program, The National Safe Kids Campaign, and safety-related portions of Texas's 4-H competition. Additionally, the Foundation has annually funded scholarships for students participating in associate degree programs at Texas State Technological College, as well as post-graduate studies (masters and doctoral) in safety-related fields at Texas Tech University.

The Foundation's board of trustees continues to seek participation in its scholarship program by other Texas colleges and universities that offer safety and health-related programs.

The Foundation, in partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture, also confers a "Rural Heroism Award" annually upon a deserving individual that has shown courage and selfishlessness in the face of an emergency resulting in loss of life or limb of another. Most often the danger occurs during tragic farm and ranch accidents, and many of these awards have gone to young persons acting quickly to save the life of a co-worker or loved one. This award is presented annually at Texas Safety Association's Conference and Expo.


Texas Safety Foundation funds are obtained through "in memoriam" gifts and sponsorships, as well as net proceeds from the Foundation's annual golf tournament, hosted in conjunction with the National Safety Council's annual Texas Safety Conference and Expo (TSCE).

Asset management

The Foundation invests its funds in fully secure, FDIC-insured certificates of deposit.

The financial policy and ultimate goal of the board of trustees for the Foundation's fund is to limit spending to an amount no greater than the fund's investment income, plus some income from the Foundation's fund-raising events of the current year. This policy insures future growth of the Foundation's fund.

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1434
Hilltop Lakes, Texas 77871