San Marcos - August 15, 2011
Texas State University has announced a $250,000 donation given by the RGK Foundation to support Mathworks programs. This significant donation will support the Texas Mathworks “Legacy Campaign,” an endowment that establishes ongoing support for core programs that impact middle and high school students in doing high-level mathematics. Funds will provide critical resources for the renowned Junior and Honors Summer Math Camp programs, math teacher training, and the Mathworks curriculum project.
"We are extremely delighted to receive this gift from the RGK Foundation. Starting as one of the earliest supporters of Mathworks more than 20 years ago, the Foundation has continued to be a key partner of each new Mathworks program. Texas State, and Mathworks, will use this donation to continually provide opportunities to young students to do advanced mathematics. Investing in our students’ futures is one of the most important things we can do to inspire the next generation of mathematicians, scientists, and innovators," said Dr. Max Warshauer, Director of Mathworks and Regents Professor of Mathematics.
Greg Kozmetsky, President of the RGK Foundation, noted, “For many years, RGK Foundation has been proud to support and nurture Mathworks’ efforts to improve math achievement for all students and to build future math leaders. We applaud the tireless work of Mathworks’ founder and director, Dr. Warshauer, as well as the leadership of Gail and Jeff Kodosky in pledging $1.2M in matching funds to endow this innovative program.”
Mathworks is a center for mathematics education at Texas State University – San Marcos with core programs of Summer Math Camps, Teacher Training and Curriculum Development. The Mathworks Junior Summer Math Camp and Honors Summer Math Camp are nationally recognized as one of the premier programs in the country. For more information about the camps, and other Mathworks programs, see www.txstate.edu/mathworks
About the RGK Foundation
The RGK Foundation endeavors to be a catalyst for progressive change in humanitarian concerns. Guiding the Foundation is a deep reverence for democracy and a civil society together with the founders' values of foresight, imagination and discovery. By seeking innovative projects in the area of health, education, human services and community affairs, the Foundation strives to advance knowledge, improve society and help realize human potential.
For more about the RGK Foundation and the Kozmetsky family, see this article in the Austin American-Statesman.