Nevin Weaver Endowment Fund
THBEA in its role as a charitable Educational/Research Association has been in conversations with Texas A&M about how we may work together more closely to benefit the Honey Bee Facility at TAMU and honey bee research in the future. As a result of this collaboration, THBEA is organizing a major fundraising effort to increase the Nevin Weaver Endowment Fund from its current level of $155,000 to a goal of $250,000, allowing for increased and more consistent honey bee research funding.
The Nevin Weaver Fund was established in December of 2009 with an original endowment of $75,000 from donors Dr. John and Janice Thomas and their daughter Valerie Hamilton under the administration of the TAMU Foundation. A guaranteed rate of 4% per annum of the endowment value is available to be used by Dr. Juliana Rangel to cover expenses and projects in her department. Only the interest on the endowment can be used, ensuring funds for the future.
Mrs. Janice Thomas has kickstarted this fundraiser with a very generous gift of $25,000 – raising the fund to a level of $180,000. We thank her for her incredible gift and the knowledge that she so strongly supports the present and future of the Texas A&M Honey Bee Facility.
We know that many of you share Mrs. Thomas’ commitment to education and research in this important area. Every contribution will move THBEA toward this important goal.
Checks payable to THBEA can be mailed to:
THBEA, Attn. Shirley Doggett,
400 County Road 440, Thrall TX 76578,
or on-line donations can be made here: