The LiiNK Project has many funding needs that would not be possible without the help of corporate and individual gifts. In order for us to be able to properly measure the success of this project and train the teachers and administrators effectively, we have to have two full-time positions in place as well as the founder & director of the project who is a full-time professor with TCU. We also need to be able to collect data on the schools with the project to validate the effectiveness of the multiple recesses and character development curriculum. By giving to LiiNK, you would be funding the following categories:

  • Provide an elementary school(s) with character development curriculum, training, and reliable and valid measuring of program effectiveness
  • Provide shade structures, moveable parts, and fall surfaces for one or more school playgrounds
  • Support full time LiiNK positions including a Project Manager, Communications Coordinator, and Research Associate
  • Support graduate students (working on master’s degree, presenting at conferences, collecting data, observing in schools) and undergraduate students (presenting at conferences, collecting data)



  • The Penrose Group & Rosenthal Family


    The Penrose Group is a trusted single family office providing strategic partners and industry leaders with the opportunity to flourish. They believe people are at the heart of everything Penrose does. It’s no coincidence, then, that philanthropy is fundamental to sharing their success and knowledge. They understand that these are gifts to be shared, whether lending our experience and expertise to the arts community or contributing to the growth of Non-Profit Organizations dear to their heart in health care, education, and cancer research.

  • Sid Richardson Foundation


    Sid W. Richardson established the Foundation in 1947. When substantial income from assets from the late Mr. Richardson’s estate became available in 1962, the Foundation began its current program of distributing major grants. Although his interests reached beyond Texas and his personal contacts were worldwide, he retained his utmost concern for the people of his home state. Throughout the years, the Board of Directors and staff have sought to fulfill his vision.

  • Munnerlyn Family

    The Munnerlyn’s believe in supporting school programs and especially early childhood education. The LiiNK Project moved them to support this initiative.

  • Alan C. Fox


    Alan Fox has lived a long and joyful life, achieving tremendous success in many different arenas. He has advanced degrees in accounting, law, education, and professional writing. He has expanded his commercial real estate company, ACF Property Management, Inc into a billion-dollar enterprise since founding it in 1968. He founded Rattle poetry magazine (in 1995), a nationally renowned publication including his conversations to noted poets. In 1999, he founded The Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, a non-profit that provides funding to youth education projects. And in the midst of all this, he has raised a large and loving family.

  • Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation


    While Albert and Ethel Herzstein were exceptionally generous during their lifetimes, they envisioned that their estates would leave their “footprints” by enabling even larger gifts. Their foundation’s grant program supports charitable efforts that enrich the human spirit, contribute to the quality of life in our society and offer individuals opportunities for advancement through education.

  • The Andrews Foundation


    Founded in 2007, the mission of the Paul E. Andrews, Jr. Foundation is to enhance quality of life by focusing on improvements in education and healthcare, primarily within the Fort Worth, Texas, community.

  • James H. Davis Foundation

    This foundation is a trusted single family office providing strategic partners with the opportunity to flourish in educational programs focused specifically on diversity and inclusion impact. Jimmie Davis has always believed in supporting educational endeavors that create positive change across all children. The family foundation is continuing to support his legacy.

  • The Miles Foundation


    The Miles Foundation endeavors to honor the legacy of its founder, Ellison Miles, through investments in education that promote the next generation’s success. We believe that together we can effect lasting change. That is why we take a collaborative approach to our work, partnering with experts in the field who fuse big-picture thinking with established best practices. We work together to learn and implement effective solutions that will help build a strong foundation for our children of today – and our leaders of tomorrow.

  • Texas Christian University


    Texas Christian University is a private institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,445, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 299 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Texas Christian University’s ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #97. Freshmen and sophomores must live on campus, unless they are older than 21 or commute from a parent’s home. The Horned Frog sports teams are members of the NCAA Division I Big XII Conference and are especially competitive in football.

  • Rankin Family

    This is a family of educators. They believe in providing recess throughout the day. They know the importance of these outdoor breaks and the connection with brain development. Their donation supports this mission.

  • Mooring Family

    The Mooring family wants to make a difference in young children’s lives. They believe in the mission of the LiiNK Project.