DALLAS, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) and the TI Foundation recently made a combined $1.6 million in contributions to a variety of North Texas arts and culture organizations, continuing their commitment to help enhance the quality of life in Dallas, the company's headquarters community.
This year's arts grant recipients include the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico; Business Council for the Arts; Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society; Dallas Black Dance Theatre; Dallas Children's Theater; Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance; Dallas Museum of Art; Dallas Opera; Dallas Summer Musicals; Dallas Symphony Association; Dallas Theater Center; Dallas Zoological Society; Nasher Sculpture Center; North Texas Public Broadcasting (KERA); and the Turtle Creek Chorale.
"Dallas has a thriving and growing arts and culture scene, which is increasingly being noticed nationally and internationally, makes our community a more vibrant place to live and work," said Andy Smith, executive director of the Texas Instruments Foundation. "We are pleased to support these great institutions."
TI has supported arts and culture organizations in Dallas since the days of its founders, and during challenging economic times, the TI Foundation has provided general operations support to many valued nonprofit arts groups.
"TI continues to set a high bar for corporate supporters of the arts in Dallas," said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, whose Business Arts Initiative draws corporate participation to leverage the assets of Dallas' Arts District. "This much-needed funding helps make our arts and culture institutions great, elevates the quality of life of our city and spurs economic growth for the entire region."
TI also encourages U.S.-based employee and retiree donations, matching their support to eligible arts and culture groups across the U.S. via the TI Foundation matching gifts program. Last year, TI employees and retirees contributed $500,000 to arts and culture organizations, which was matched dollar-for-dollar by the TI Foundation.
"We consider the specific goals for each grant and its impact on the diverse culture of our headquarters city," Smith said. "We want to ensure arts and culture programs for our employees, citizens and visitors to enjoy and help businesses, economic development and tourism thrive for the benefit of all."
About Texas Instruments Foundation
The Texas Instruments Foundation, founded in 1964, is a non-profit organization providing philanthropic support for educational and charitable purposes primarily in the communities where Texas Instruments operates. While its primary focus is on providing knowledge, skills and programs to improve science, technology, engineering and math education, the Texas Instruments Foundation also invests in arts and culture and in health and human services programs that meet the greatest community needs.
About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today. Learn more at www.ti.com.
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