From the Chair

It’s difficult to encapsulate the depth of the challenges that 2020 has brought upon us. The COVID-19 global pandemic leaves much to mourn. As we reflect upon the losses and continued struggles, the Teagle Foundation remains committed to our mission to support education and learning.
Due to its work to improve access to higher education, the Foundation is witness to the difficulties that students, educators, and institutions of higher education in the U.S. continue to face in the wake of the pandemic. The Foundation is proud to partner with colleges, universities, non-profit organizations and other funding agencies to confront these challenges.
In this year’s Annual Report, you’ll see that the Foundation continues work in its core program areas: strengthening undergraduates’ engagement with the humanities and knowledge of American democratic institutions, helping high school students prepare for a liberal arts education in college, and supporting students transferring from community college into four-year liberal arts institutions.
As we turn toward what we hope will be a brighter year to come, the Foundation remains steadfast in its mission to strengthen liberal arts education.
Thank you for reading about the Foundation’s work to cultivate access to meaningful work, effective citizenship, and a fulfilling life for students in this 2020 Annual Report.

Water C. Teagle III, Chair