Continuing its commitment to help enhance the quality of life in its headquarters community, TI and the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation recently made a combined $1.3 million in contributions to a variety of North Texas arts and culture organizations.

“Dallas has an arts and culture community that is among the best in the United States.” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Texas Instruments Foundation. “We are pleased to support these great institutions that bring such pleasure to North Texas and make our community a more vibrant place to live.”  

TI employee Harry Scheerer delivers his artwork titled “It’s Full of Stars” to the "On My Own Time" art exhibit, which is held each year by the Business Council for the Arts.

Photo courtesy of Katherine Wagner

This year’s arts grant recipients include the Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Black Dance Theater, Dallas Children’s Theater, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Opera, Dallas Summer Musicals, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Zoo, Latino Cultural Center, Nasher Sculpture Center and the Turtle Creek Chorale.

TI has long supported arts and culture in Dallas, and during recent challenging economic times, the TI Foundation has provided general operations support to many valued nonprofit arts organizations.

“TI continues to lead the way for corporate supporters of the arts in Dallas,” said Katherine Wagner, chief executive officer of the Business Council for the Arts. “These grants will provide much-need funding to our arts community, helping them provide quality visual and performing arts programs while elevating the quality of life and spurring economic growth for the North Texas region.”

TI also encourages U.S.-based employee and retiree donations, matching their support to eligible arts/culture groups via the TI Foundation matching gifts program.

“Before investing, we evaluate the impact our contributions will likely make and the specific goals for each initiative,” Smith said. “Ultimately, we want to enrich the culture of the North Texas area and provide top-notch arts and culture programming for our employees, citizens and visitors alike, which allow businesses, economic development and tourism to thrive for the benefit of all in Dallas.”