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Hockley County Endowment Sets Date for 2019 Soil & Oil Soiree

Hockley County Endowment, President Michael Wiiest made the announcement to KLVT News Tuesday afternoon on the date for the 2nd annual event.   The 2019 Soil and Oil Soiree will be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at the Mallet Event Center in Levelland.  The featured entertainer will be Ricochet, back by popular demand.   Tickets for…
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November 27, 2018 0

Hockley County Endowment Awards Over $12,000 in Community Grants

The Hockley County Endowment was created by and for the people of this area, and is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of West Texas.  Today the endowment has over $729,000 and supports funds for 28 organizations including the Hockley County Senior Citizens Center, School Systems within Hockley County, the South Plains Food Bank and…
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September 10, 2018 0

Hockley County Endowment Awards Four Grants to Non-Profits

The Hockley County Endowment met Tuesday and discussed applications for grants submitted for the 2018 grant cycle.  The endowment awarded over $12,000 in new grants to four area 501c3 organizations at the end of the meeting.  The amount is in line with the amount awarded last year.  Board Chair Michael Wiiest said they received eight…
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July 13, 2018 0

Big Impact and Big Fun for the First Ever Hockley County Endowment’s Soil and Oil Soiree

The Hockley County Endowment met Wednesday evening to wrap up the 2018 Soil and Oil Soiree and have already begun planning next year’s event, scheduled for April 27, 2019. “This event was designed to have a big impact on the general fund, individual funds and to be a lot of fun for our community in the process,”…
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May 10, 2018 0

Hockley County Endowment Awards Match Funds

The Hockley County Endowment awarded $5,000 in funds to the Hockley County Historical Commission.  The Historical Commission raised the most money during the First Annual Soil and Oil Soiree hosted by the Hockley County Endowment in late April. In 2004, Jim Hogue, a true man of vision, had a deep desire for Hockley County to…
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May 10, 2018 0

Hockley County Endowment Soil and Oil Soiree A Huge Success

The Hockley County Endowment held their first annual fundraiser – a Soil and Oil Soiree – on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The evening’s events included dinner, cocktails, dancing, music by Ricochet, a cigar bar and auction. Funds within the Endowment were encouraged to attend the event and bring their self-raised donations with them. The fund that raised the…
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May 2, 2018 0

Hockley County Endowment Participating in “Giving Tuesday”

The Hockley County Endowment has announced they will be participating in “Giving Tuesday”.  Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back.  On Tuesday, November 28 charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students from around the world will come together for one common purpose, to celebrate generosity and to give. Hockley County Endowment will…
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November 27, 2017 0

Hockley County Endowment Awards Grants

In 2006, Hockley County visionaries including Sycily Lattimore and others came together to establish an endowment that would be a resource for donors, a source of grants for worthy local causes and a partner for local non-profit organizations. The Hockley County Endowment was created by and for the people of this area, and is an…
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September 9, 2017 0

Hockley County Endowment Presents Grants to 4 Area Non-Profits

The Hockley County Endowment presented a total of $6,923.47 to 4 Hockley County Non-Profit groups Fraday evening during half-time of the Levelland Lobo Basketball game. The four groups receiving funding in the 2nd grant cycle for 2016 include: CASA of the South Plains received $2,223.47 Hockley County Voices Coalition received $2,000.00 Levelland Main Street Program…
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December 19, 2016 0

Hockley County Endowment Presents Grants

The Hockley County Endowment has announced that 2015 saw some incredible gains for the foundation and in turn, their ability to impact Hockley County non-profits has improved. Due to generous donations and endowments, the Hockley County Endowment now has over half a million dollars in fund balance, more than 17 designated funds and awarded $12,000…
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June 17, 2016 0