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LBJ College at UT Austin names endowment for Willie Nelson
LBJ College at UT Austin names endowment for Willie Nelson

The legacies of two Central Texas icons have crossed paths. The LBJ College of Public Affairs on the College of Texas has named an endowment for Willie Nelson, and the enduring nation singer is slated to obtain one other main honor, as properly.

The brand new Willie Nelson endowment will champion causes near his coronary heart.

The varsity, named for former President Lyndon B. Johnson, on Wednesday introduced the Willie Nelson Endowment for Uplifting Rural Communities. It “will fund analysis and pupil fellowships targeted on sustainable agriculture, eliminating starvation, resilient power, sustainable water and pure catastrophe restoration to profit rural and farm communities,” in line with a information launch.

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Willie Nelson closes out the annual Luck Reunion on March 17 at his Luck, TX ranch in Spicewood. Nelson is the namesake of a new endowment established at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the school announced Wednesday.

Willie’s getting an award that is been given to presidents.

Nelson additionally will obtain the LBJ Liberty & Justice for All Award from the LBJ Basis, a nonprofit group established by Johnson and former first girl Woman Chook Johnson in 1969 that helps the LBJ College and the LBJ Presidential Library at UT.


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