Howdy! My name is Robert Partin with the Partin Foundation. Many of y’all know me through the work I do for Land Tejas as Director of the “Adopt a School” Program. Throughout the last 20 years the Foundation has provided classroom grants and assistance to children in the Cy Fair ISD in Canyon Gate Communities. During this time, we have provided more than $2.0 million to the Program. This Program has now expanded to 5 other school districts surrounding Canyon Gate communities.
In 2015, I established the Partin Foundation to honor my late friend, Deputy Darren H. Goforth of Harris County Sheriff’s Office, who was killed in the line of duty. The underlying philosophy is “Today’s Investment is a Reward in our Future”. Over the last 7 years, the Partin Foundation has awarded over $25,000 in college and high school classroom assistance to Cy Fair ISD students. To date, the Partin Foundation has awarded scholarships on an annual basis in the name of honored individuals who have lived their lives in such a way that they serve as role models for the Americans of tomorrow.
2020 brought about a new era for The Partin Foundation when Cameron Dickey, the President & CEO of Cy-Fair Credit Union joined forces with me to provide more exposure to the opportunities my foundation offers. I look forward to this continued relationship because of the conservative Christian values we share.
Deputy Darren H. Goforth Memorial Scholarship – (2016)
Tragically, on August 28, 2015, Deputy Darren Goforth of Harris County Sheriff’s Office was assassinated in the line of duty. Deputy Goforth faced many challenges in his life like all who walk the Thin Blue Line. The price of this meant that Deputy Goforth was killed for the very uniform that he wore as a Peace Officer. Deputy Goforth was an outstanding law enforcement officer who exemplified what it means to have courage in the face of adversity. Because of the personal and professional relationship I shared with Deputy Goforth, I was inspired to create this very foundation. Students are awarded this scholarship if they demonstrate an understanding of what it means to be courageous and to describe how they have responded to – or overcome – adversity at some point in their lives.
Bob Partin Integrity Scholarship – (2020)
Without the life-lessons I learned from my father, I would never have achieved my level of success as one of the top real estate appraisers in the industry. Bob Partin prepared me for the challenges of the world and instilled my morals and values that I hold most dear. My father mentored me in business and in all aspects of my life. The most important thing I learned along the way was that if you do not possess integrity, then nothing else you do matters. It is for this reason that the Bob Partin Integrity Scholarship was established in 2020. This scholarship is awarded based upon students’ submissions of what integrity means to them and to discuss a person they admire because of the integrity they possess.
Corporal Charles “Chuck” E. Galloway Memorial Scholarship – (2022)
On January 23, 2022, while attempting to stop a vehicle he suspected was a drunk driver, Corporal Charles Galloway of Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct 5 was shot and killed in the line of duty. Corporal Galloway – or “Chuck” as his friends knew him – was a mentor to any and all deputies who were fortunate enough to make his acquaintance. It is said by those who knew him the best that it did not matter if you knew Chuck for a day or for a decade because he made them feel like they were his best friend. After his death, numerous people came forward and revealed many acts of kindness that Corporal Galloway had done for them. Chuck would – and often did give the shirt off of his back to help someone else. Ultimately, his selfless nature culminated in him giving up the ultimate sacrifice. Corporal Galloway died while trying to protect others from what he thought was an intoxicated driver. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” ~ John 15:13. This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate a deep understanding of what it means to be truly selfless and to sacrifice for the benefit of others.
Paulette Partin Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship – (2023)
The Partin Foundation, created by Robert Partin in 2015, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Paulette Partin Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship. Named in honor of Mr. Partin’s mother, Paulette Partin, this scholarship is intended to serve as encouragement to young women who strive to fulfill their dreams as independent business owners.
Paulette Partin is known for her Christian faith, her successful marriage of 62+ years to her high school sweetheart, Bob Partin, her children Terri and Robert, and her role as one of the leading female Real Estate Brokers in the Greater Houston Area. Her drive and passion for excellence led her to create Paulette Partin Realty in the 1970’s, which became one of the most successful real estate firms in the region.
The Paulette Partin Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship is designed to honor Mrs. Partin’s legacy by supporting young women who possess the same goal-oriented drive and compassion for excellence that she demonstrated throughout her career. The scholarship will be awarded to a female student who demonstrates exceptional potential as an independent business owner and possesses an entrepreneurial spirit.