McKool Smith proudly served as the co-presenting sponsor for ETBU's Good Samaritan Awards event, dedicated to benefiting the T. Whitfield Davidson Foundation. This event not only recognized the exceptional work of the foundation within Harrison County's community but also celebrated academic excellence.

Founded through the estate of the esteemed Judge Thomas Whitfield Davidson, former Chief Judge of the Northern District of Texas and native of Marshall, Texas, the T. Whitfield Davidson Foundation has been a steadfast supporter of nonprofit organizations in Marshall and Harrison County. Based in Marshall, TX, the foundation's primary mission is to fund the teaching of history and support educational endeavors focused on American government and religious principles. Additionally, the foundation allocates funds from various sources, including oil and gas royalties from its lands, to support its philanthropic endeavors. Grantees of the foundation include institutions like East Texas Baptist University, among others.

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