About us

Slaton Area Endowment serves primarily Slaton and the surrounding area by supporting projects that address community needs. The Endowment will help today, tomorrow and countless tomorrows to come.

The Slaton Area Affiliate is the latest member of the Community Foundation of West Texas’s family of affiliates. In partnership with the CH Foundation, the  Community Foundation of West Texas also issued a $100,000 match challenge to jumpstart this new affiliate’s fundraising, which they met and surpassed. The local Slaton Advisory Board, led by Mark Meurer, already awarded their first round of grants. Recipients included Mercy Mana, the Slaton Senior Citizen Center, Slaton’s historic Harvey House and the Weekend Snack Sack program so that low-income children will have food on the weekends while school is closed.


Mercy Ministries Slaton CollageFor most of us, that means contributing to local charitable causes periodically. But those who are especially grateful – or those to whom life has been especially generous sometimes want to do more.

That’s where the SLATON AREA ENDOWMENT comes in.

Background & Mission

We make it easy to be a philanthropist!

FOR YOU, it’s a way to lend a hand that’s always ready to help.
FOR SLATON, it ensures that help is here when it’s needed – now and for generations to come.

Since 1981, thousands of donors have used the expertise of Community Foundation of West Texas to improve quality of life throughout the South Plains area.

The SLATON AREA ENDOWMENT, an affiliate of Community Foundation of West Texas, was created in January of 2013 to give the people of Slaton the opportunity to build a pool of permanent resources exclusively for the benefit of their community.


    1. To improve the quality of life in this area
    2. To preserve the wealth of this community and keep it working for good
    3. To provide a flexible infrastructure that makes it easy and affordable for donors to establish endowments for the lasting benefit of this community
    4. To build resources to respond to changing and emerging community needs
    5. To assist people in achieving their charitable and estate planning goals
    6. To increase overall charitable resources in this community.

What is an Endowment?

An endowment fund is a permanent fund, the principal of which is preserved and invested for long term growth and appreciation. Grants are made from the annual earnings of the endowment. Over time, the value of the annual grants will far exceed the value of the original gifts.

Leading the Way

The SLATON AREA ENDOWMENT Advisory Board is made up of people of vision who understand the value of a community endowment and hope to inspire others to join the endeavor. These local civic and community leaders ensure your gift is administered efficiently and that your charitable intent is honored.

Slaton Area Endowment Advisory Board

Mark Allen Meurer, Chairman
Curtis Baker
Kevin Buxkemper
Richard Edwards
David Ehler
Dubbin Englund
David Gossett
Cleve Kerby
Roger Kitten
Darris Linder
Wayne Schilling
Carla Stricklin
Shirley Tucker
Sherrell Wilson
Ann Marie Wright