Philanthropy builds community and changes lives. East Texas Communities Foundation supports philanthropy by offering simple ways for donors to achieve their charitable goals.
ETCF’s investment strategy is designed to provide a predictable and stable total return for grant-making while maintaining the purchasing power of the Foundation’s assets over the long term, with the goal of enabling our donors to achieve both their philanthropic and financial objectives.
Our investment committee, made up of volunteer professionals in the investment and financial industry, works closely with a professional investment consultant to guide the investment strategies of the Foundation.
Our Investment Strategy: To meet the philanthropic objectives of various donor funds, investments can be placed into one of six professionally managed portfolios:
Portfolio Selection: Nonprofit endowment funds and scholarship funds are typically invested in the Moderate Portfolio. Donors contributing funds with balances of $500,000 or more may recommend that the funds be invested with an outside manager. All outside managers must be approved by the Foundation’s Investment Committee and must agree to abide by the Foundations Investment Policy.
James Richard Allen, CPA, Henry and Peters, P.C.- Investment Chair
Doug Bolles, Executive Vice President, Southside Wealth Management
Bob Dyer, Vice Chairman and CEO, Bank Texas
Steve Roosth, President, Roosth Production Company
Alan Roseman, CPA, CFP, CAP, Owner, Roseman Wealth Advisors
Thomas Smith, Senior Vice President, Branch Director, RBC Wealth Management
A.W. “Whit” Riter, III, President, Riter Management Co., L.C.
Thomas M. Woldert, Investment Chair, Co-Owner, RE/MAX Tyler