Texas Pot of Gold Foundation
Overview
 

Mission Statement

The Texas Pot of Gold Foundation is a non-profit association formed for the general purpose of active promotion and support of the members of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls in Texas.

 These purposes will be achieved by providing opportunities for self-improvement through education and leadership training programs, scholarships and grants, and such other activities that will contribute to the welfare of its members in their mental, physical, moral and spiritual development.

 

Vision Statement

All members of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls in Texas will have the opportunity for financial assistance in obtaining education beyond high school. Scholarships will be designated for college as well as trade or occupational schools.

 

History

The Texas Pot of Gold Foundation was formed to provide to the members of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls of Texas opportunities for self‑improvement in their mental, physical, moral, and spiritual development, through programs in athletics, education, leadership, sportsmanship, citizenship, morality, and public speaking.  The fraternal, religious, ritualistic, social, athletic and leadership training activities of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls provide excellent activities which meet the general purpose of the Texas Pot of Gold Foundation, and the promotion and support of this youth group shall be its primary concern.

             The Texas Pot of Gold Foundation provides scholarships for members of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls of Texas. Activities of the W. Mark Sexson Loan Fund, The Victor C. and Martha Marie Whitfield Scholarship Fund and the Letís Be Thankful Fund were transferred to the Texas Pot of Gold Foundation. The Foundation will also develop educational and leadership training for Texas Rainbow Girls.

             The Texas Pot of Gold Foundation has been formed and application with the Internal Revenue Service to achieve 501 (c) (3) designations and therefore qualify for tax advantaged giving has been approved. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Trustees and Advisory Directors. Trustees of the Board of Directors serve for five year terms while Advisory Board members serve one year terms. All Trustees and Directors may be reappointed. The initial Board of Directors met at Grand Assembly in Waco for the first time in 2004.