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THANK YOU

The Gulf Coast Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society has many friends. Some devote their energy and talent to the activities of the Chapter and some provide financial resources so the Chapter may prosper and expand its mission. This page is devoted to an acknowledgment of the major financial benefactors of the organization

 

RACHEL PIPKIN

Rachel Pipkin was a long time member of the Gulf Coast Chapter and devoted an enormous amount of time and energy to the mission of the organization. She shared our passion for railroading during her active years and before her death in 2008 at the age of 100 she arranged for a major bequest to the Chapter. Prior to her passing, the Chapter had named its volunteer of the year award after Rachel. The positive legacy of her friendship, energy and numerous contributions will sustain the Chapter into the future.

 

FOUNDATION SUPPORT

Houston Endowment (three grants)

Dawley Foundation, Albert and Ethel Herzstein Foundation, Robert W. and Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation, Harry S. and Isabel C. Cameron Foundation, Union Pacific Foundation

 

EMPIRE BUILDERS ($5,000 AND ABOVE)

Paul DeVerter II, Gerald Gibson, Tom Marsh, Robert Terhune

 

MOGULS ($1,000 AND ABOVE)

Mike Alexander, Chris Beetle, Tom Bell, Craig Bourgeois, Al Dykes, Chevron Humankind Program, Clark Edgecomb, J. Paul Grice, Patrick Henry, Edwin and Thelma Kersh, Mark Lairson, Bob Leeper, George Loftin, Gale McKinley, Dewie Meeks, Jeremy Nelson, John Parten, Joe Pickett, George Porter, Phil Scheps, Tom Scotty, David and Valanta Taveirne, Union Pacific Corporation, John Van Dyke, Steve Walton, Phil Whitley, Williams Company, Bill and Sue Willits

 

SUSTAINING MEMBERS ($500 AND ABOVE)

Henry Bertholf, William S. Bush, Leland Dolan, Jerry Dorcz, Henry Home, State Senator Sylvia Garcia, Nancy and Dan Japhet, Tom Mather, Will Mathis, Morgan Keegan & Co., Bill Specht, Philip Trainor

 

FRIENDS ($100 AND ABOVE)

Amegy Bank, Amtrak, Dan Barr, Bill Baxter, L.L. Bellatti, Dr. John Bertini, Ed Bozalina, Justice Jeff Brown, Larry Burnside, Carol Campbell, Kay Crouch, David Cutler, Frank Denton, Lowell Denton, Ann DePiero, Wayne Duddleston, Nancy Edmonson, Bob Eury, Ben Fairbank, Cheryl Fee, Noel Giesecke, James Goldmeyer, Dennis Grigassy, Stephen Gross, Thomas Grubbs, Charles B. Harding, Dr. G. R. Harrell, Mike Harris, James Horton, Mary Hollis, Jim Hubbard, Carol Huegele, Jan Hughes, Jarvis Johnson, Wilbur Johnson, Perry Jones, Alice Koller, Brent and Linda Lamb, Dale Lehman, Jim Leuders, Peter Lindsley, Gary Linke, W. E. Looke, Rene Marin, Mike McAmber, Tammy McDaniel, Steve McNeal, Ronald Merrick, Jerry Moore, Mike’s Hobby Shop, Pete Newman, Papa Ben’s Hobby Shop, John Parten, A. J. Partlow, Robert Patterson, Denise Peel, Charlotte Pendergraft, Joseph Pulcifer, Robert Rheinboldt, Robert Rios, Jerald Ricks, Frank Ruggles, Norman Rund, Mary Esther Scheps, Kam Searle, George Shackelford, Dr. Robert Shong, Fred Stigale, Russell Strickland, Russell Straw, Darrell Swoboda, O.D. Thigpen, Warren and Frances Tuley, William Waldrop, David Walkowski, Terry Walsh, Tom Wayburn, Darrell Windell, Ann Wolford, Jack Whitley, W.O. Wood