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T. L. L. Temple Foundation

Art Leatherwood General Entry

The T. L. L. Temple Foundation was established in 1962 by Georgia Temple Munz in honor of her father, Thomas Lewis Latané Temple, an East Texas lumberman and founder of Southern Pine Lumber Company (later Temple Industries). It is an independent family foundation and nonprofit organization that supports education, health, community and social services, civic affairs and cultural programs, primarily in areas of the deep East Texas pine timber belt. The foundation has made Program-Related Investments (PRIs) in the form of loans to health organizations, a retirement community, and a college, as well as community revitalization efforts. By 2015, the foundation reported assets of over $445 million with grants totaling $21,386,477.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Art Leatherwood, “T. L. L. Temple Foundation,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 27, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/t-l-l-temple-foundation.

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