Gulf Coast Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society
has many friends. Some devote their energy and talent to the
activities of the Chapter and some provide financial resources
so the Chapter may prosper and expand its mission. This page
is devoted to an acknowledgment of the major financial benefactors
of the organization.
Pipkin was a long time member of the Gulf Coast Chapter and devoted
an enormous amount of time and energy to the mission of the organization.
She shared our passion for railroading during her active years
and before her death in 2009 at the age of 100 she arranged for
a major bequest to the Chapter. Prior to her passing, the Chapter
had named its volunteer of the year award after Rachel. The positive
legacy of her friendship, energy and numerous contributions will
sustain the Chapter into the future.
Endowment (three grants)
Dawley Foundation, Albert and Ethel Herzstein Foundation, Robert
W. and Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation, Union Pacific Foundation
BUILDERS ($10,000 AND ABOVE)
MOGULS ($1,000 AND ABOVE)
Scotty, Philip Scheps, Tom Bell, Al Dykes, Mark Lairson, Paul
DeVerter II, Union Pacific Railroad, J. Paul Grice, Steve Walton
SUSTAINING MEMBERS ($500 AND ABOVE)
Meeks, Will Mathis, Gerald Gipson, State Senator Sylvia Garcia,
George and Karen Loftin, Nancy and Dan Japhet, Edwin and Thelma
Kersh, Morgan Keegan & Co.
FRIENDS ($100 AND ABOVE)
S. Bush, Nancy Japhet, Patrick Henry, Jerry Dorcz, Papa Ben's
Hobbies, Robert Rheinboldt, Dr. Robert Shong, Philip Trainor,
Justice Jeff Brown, William S. Bush, Wayne Duddleston, Jr., Bob
Leeper, Dale Lehman, Valanta and David Taveirne, Jack Whitely,
Amtrak, Dan Barr, Larry Burnside, Kay Crouch, Frank Denton, Lowell
Denton, Bob Eury, Jarvis Johnson, Jim Lueders, Gale McKinley,
Mike's Hobby Shop, Jerald Ricks, Phil Whitley, Merrill B. Richardson,
John T. Adkins, Jeremy Nelson, Leland Dolan, William E. Specht,
John Van Dyke, Joe Pickett, Bill Willits, Chris Beetle, Fred
Stigale, Noel Giesecke, Dennis McCann, Floyd Britton
You, too, can support
our education and preservation efforts through donations of artifacts
and financial assistance. Gulf Coast Chapter-National Railway
Historical Society, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational
organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas.
Most donations to the organization are tax-deductible.
If you would like to
make a donation of any type to our organization, contact Chapter
Treasurer Phil Scheps.
Financial records are available for inspection by the public.
Contact Chapter Treasurer Phil Scheps for details. You can also
find information on our organization at www.guidestar.org.
Make a one-time donation here:
or you can make a pledge with 10 monthly installments