About the TSHL Foundation

The mission of the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature Foundation is to provide the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (TSHL) with the resources to improve the knowledge and skills of its membership in formulating their public policy recommendations.

The Texas Silver-Haired Legislature Foundation was established in 1985 as a non-profit 501(c)3 to raise funds to support TSHL. Other resources come from grants for special projects and individual members who finance their travel and other expenses. TSHL is an all-volunteer group with no paid staff or office. As a member-driven organization, TSHL is not supported by state funds.

Learn more about TSHL here.

Upcoming Event

Please join us for the biannual TSHLF
Legislator Recognition Dinner & Auction Gala

Celebrating the Hon. Gib Lewis
Tuesday, April 8, 2025
6 pm at The Austin Club

Please contact Jennifer Perkins, TSHLF President, for more information.

giving opportunities

As a Friend of the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (TSHL), you can help TSHL in its efforts to:

  • Encourage senior citizens to participate more actively in public affairs, in the interest of good government for all Texans.
  • Encourage more non-partisan discussion and debate on senior citizen issues.
  • Provide older citizens with avenues to serve as senior issue resources in both public and private sectors, and to interact with other citizen groups, organizations, and agencies.
  • Adopt selected senior issues as legislative priorities for the Texas Legislature to consider.

The Foundation actively solicits tax-deductible gifts, grants, and donations that will support the operational expenses of the TSHL for their training and orientation meetings, and research and policy-development activities.

Click on the button below to make a donation to the Friends of the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature. Using PayPal, your tax-deductible donation can be made safely and easily with any major credit card. You can also mail in your donation by downloading the “Friends of the TSHL” application.

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board of directors

Jennifer Perkins

Government Relations,
Longbow Partners

Denise Bryant
Vice President

Legislative & Policy Marketing Specialist,
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Hon. Linda Timmerman, Ed.D.

TSHL Legislator

Heart of Texas AAA District

Hon. Ron Wood

TSHL Legislator

Capital Area AAA District

Bruce P. Bower
Deputy Director,
Texas Legal Services Center

Hon. Sherry Hubbard, Ed.D.
TSHL Speaker

Concho Valley AAA District

Leticia Caballero
Director, Government Relations,
HMG Healthcare

Hon. Walter Graham
TSHL Speaker Emeritus

Hon. Ed Rogers
TSHL Deputy Speaker Pro Tem

Alamo Area AAA District

Hon. Wayne Merrill
TSHL Comptroller

Concho Valley AAA District

Hon. Charles Scoma
TSHL Deputy Speaker

Tarrant County AAA District

Hon. Mike Taylor
TSHL Legislator

Tarrant County AAA District