“Your association’s distribution of funds is one of the best I have seen. Keep up the good work in behalf of those serving in the DPS.”
Previously, all fundraising efforts for programs supported by the Foundation today flowed through the Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association (DPSOA). However, the DPSOA Board of Directors made two important and distinct decisions in 2010. First, the Board decided to separate the non-profit functions from the daily work of the Association. Thus, the Texas DPS Troopers Foundation was formally created as a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization on July 1, 2010. Second, both the DPSOA Board and the newly created DPSTF Board elected to stop all telephone solicitations as a means of fundraising for the Foundation. (see: Code Of Conduct)
The DPSTF continues to solicit contributions from individuals, corporations and other foundations through a combination of direct mail, email campaigns and direct solicitation.