George Grainger recently joined the Texas A&M Foundation (TAMF) as Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships. In coordination with the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Research, he will work across campus to provide strategic grant solicitation support to academic and research programs which have projects and/or scholarly expertise that aligns with the programmatic interests of regional and national private foundations.
Prior to joining TAMF, Mr. Grainger served as Senior Program Officer-Education at Houston Endowment Inc., one of the largest private philanthropic foundations in Texas. Mr. Grainger joined Houston Endowment in 1999 where he oversaw approximately $15 million in new commitments to the K-12 and higher education sectors annually. He was responsible for approximately $250 million in aggregate grant making during his tenure at Houston Endowment. Mr. Grainger has over twenty-five years of experience in organized philanthropy, serving as President and Trustee of the George & Anne Butler Foundation since 1983. Prior to joining Houston Endowment, he was a senior member of the Institutional Advancement division at the University of Houston. Mr. Grainger received his business degree from the University of Houston.×