The Texas Cultural Trust’s Board of Director’s is a state-wide governing board comprised of a diverse group of industry and business leaders, arts patrons and artists, who are passionate about the impact and potential utilization of the arts to benefit the state of Texas.  They are charged with guiding the Trust’s long-term financial stability and strategic direction, and leading TCT’s programs and initiatives.  

Message from the Chair

Charles Matthews photo
Charles Matthews, Chair of the Texas Cultural Trust

To read the May 2014 Message from the Chair, click here.
Highlights include:

  • The success of the Young Masters campaign
  • The Trust’s Kennedy Center Partners in Education induction
  • Texas Women for the Arts awards over $200,000 to 19 arts programs

2013-2015 Board of Directors

Chair — Charles W. Matthews, Dallas
Vice Chair – Judy Robison, El Paso
Treasurer — Greg Davis, Dallas
Secretary — Kelli Blanton, Houston
Immediate Past Chair —
Karen Oswalt, Austin
Member at Large — Wayne Fisher, Houston
Member at Large — Pamela Willeford, Austin

Anita Arnold, Texarkana
Ray Benson, Austin
Leslie Blanton, Houston
Marvin Blum, Fort Worth
Michelle Brock
, Midland
Patricia Hamilton Dewhurst
, Houston
Patsy Donosky
, Dallas
Wayne Fisher, Houston
Linda Gibbons,
Dallas
Sandra Gilliland, Amarillo

Carol Haynes
, Abilene
Gayle Hunt
, El Paso
Alexis Hunter, Corpus Christi
Gene Jones
, Dallas
Kathleen R. Kennedy, San Antonio
Carole Krist
, Kemah
Linda La Mantia,
Laredo
Dawn Leatherwood, Tyler

Nancy Loeffler, San Antonio
Sharon McCullough
, Dallas
Debbie Montford
, San Antonio
Jesús Moroles
, Rockport
Guillermo Nicolas
, San Antonio
Kay Olson, Waco
Kay Sanford, Lubbock
Laura Street, Amarillo
Stephen Tipps,
Houston
Leslie Ward, Austin
Mark Watson, San Antonio

Donna Axum Whitworth, Fort Worth
Chair Emeritus, Texas Women for the Arts

Jocelyn Straus, San Antonio
Chair Emeritus, Texas Medal of Arts Awards