Board of Directors

Dr. Elise Brazier, President

David Marwitz, VP

Bruce Bower, Secretary

Mark Sanders, Treasurer

Denise Bryant

John Davis

Gavin Gadberry

Walter C. Graham

Jennifer Perkins

Amanda Kit Tollett

Archives, Barbara Lampert

About the TSHL Foundation

The founders established TSHL Foundation in 1985 as a non-profit 501(c) 3 agency to raise funds to support TSHL. Other resources come from grants for special projects and individual members who finance their travel and other expenses. TSHL is a total volunteer group with no paid staff or office. As a member-driven organization, TSHL is not supported by state funds.

Our Mission

The mission of the TSHL Foundation is to provide the TSHL with the resources to improve the knowledge and skills of its membership in formulating their public policy recommendations.


The Foundation has received grants through the years to establish the TSHL web site, conduct statewide town hall meetings, and provide leadership training academy and online courses.

Sponsorships for Awards Dinner
February 11, 2019
Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress, Austin, TX 75701
Reception: 5:30 PM - 6:20 PM
Dinner: 6:30 PM

Sponsorships are available for the Joint TSHL Foundation and Legislative Dinner and Auction Gala in Austin, February 11, 2019. Please contact Dr. Elise Brazier, President, for more information.

Email: . Cell phone: 512-313-5308

Hotel with block of rooms reserved is
The Hampton Inn, 1701 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

Giving Opportunities

The Foundation actively solicits tax-deductible gifts, grants and donations that will support the operational expenses of the TSHL Legislature for their training and orientation meetings, and its research and policy-development activities.

Click on the button above to make a donation to the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature. Using, your tax-deductible donation can be made safely and easily with any major credit card. You can also mail in your donation by downloading the "Friends of the TSHL" Application.

TSHL Foundation
3006 Bee Caves Road, Suite C-250
Austin, Texas 78746