The Community Foundation of West Texas

The Center for Global Understanding’s purpose is to foster an understanding of different cultures while building relationships with and among the peoples of the world.

In support of our mission and purpose, the Center has partnered with the Community Foundation of West Texas to create a fund that will promote the development and implementation of regional K-12 Study Abroad and exchange programs designed to enrich student education of cultural awareness, language, and art.

Anyone interested in supporting this initiative can donate at Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

South Plains College

In 2015, the Center for Global Understanding established the Jay Harris Memorial Endowment at South Plains College to provide scholarships for rural high school students pursuing dual credit course work in history, geography, and political science.  While any student is eligible to receive a scholarship through this endowment, CGU placed a special emphasis on supporting students in the under-served rural school districts through Region 17.  If you our your organization would like information on how you can contribute to this very worthwhile endowment, please contact Julie Gerstenberger, who is the Director of Development and Alumni Relations at South Plains College. Julie can be reached at (806) 716-2020 or by email at

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