Gilbert and Thyra Plass Charitable Trust Grant
Gilbert and Thyra Plass Charitable Trust
Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $10,000
Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program
Location of project: Brazos County, Texas
Location of residency: Brazos County, TexasView website Save Need help writing this grant?
The Gilbert and Thyra Plass Charitable Trust was created under the Last Will and Testament of Thyra Nichols Plass. Dr. Plass was born on April 8, 1914. She grew up on a farm in Illinois where she took piano lessons and first discovered her love for music. She became an organist at the First Presbyterian Church in Delavan, Illinois at age 15 after only one organ lesson. The next year she won a scholarship competition at Illinois Wesleyan playing the organ. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the University of Chicago and a doctorate in organ performance and sacred music from Union Theological Seminary in New York.
Her husband, Dr. Gilbert Plass, earned a BS from Harvard and a doctorate in physics from Princeton. Dr. Plass was head of the Department of Physics at Texas A&M University from 1968-1977. He was the author of 6 books and more than 100 articles, including a series of papers on global warming. He was as knowledgeable and passionate about music and the arts as he was about physics. The couple remained in Bryan, Texas for the rest of their lives. Dr. Thyra Plass passed away on October 27, 2003, and Dr. Gilbert Plass passed away on March 1, 2004.
To support a variety of charitable causes benefiting citizens in Brazos County, Texas.
- Arts, culture, and humanities
- Environment, animals
- Human services
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Organizations must maintain an office in Brazos County, Texas.
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