TMF President Tom Locke Named Vice Chair of Texas Wesleyan University Board

October 27, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Methodist Foundation (TMF), the largest United Methodist foundation in the United States, has announced that Tom Locke, president of TMF, has been named vice chair of the board at Texas Wesleyan University.

“I am honored to once again serve on Texas Wesleyan University’s board, as the school exemplifies TMF’s core values of servanthood, integrity and competence,” Tom Locke, president of TMF, said. “I look forward to providing support to help strengthen Texas Wesleyan’s continued success and carry out the university’s mission of developing students to their full potential as individuals and as members of the world community.”

Tom Locke has held several positions on Texas Wesleyan University’s board of trustees over the past twenty years. During his tenure, he chaired the governance committee and also served on the investment committee and the finance and audit committee. In 2004, Locke also had the honor of delivering the commencement address for the fall semester’s graduating class.

“Tom’s long-standing commitment to our school, extensive financial background, and leadership over the country’s largest United Methodist foundation makes him ideally suited for the vice chair position,” Tim Carter, chair of the Texas Wesleyan University board, said. “We are grateful for his contributions to Texas Wesleyan University and are proud to have his continued service on our board.”

Texas Wesleyan University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Fort Worth, Texas that was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in 1890.

For more information on Texas Wesleyan University, please visit For more information on TMF, please visit

You may download the press release here.


About TMF

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, TMF is a nonprofit organization offering assistance to United Methodists through investments, loans, grants and leadership, stewardship, gift planning, and endowment services. TMF serves the six United Methodist conferences throughout Texas and New Mexico. Leading from its core values of servanthood, integrity and competence, TMF has been serving United Methodist congregations for more than 75 years. It is the largest United Methodist foundation in the country with more than $525 million in assets under management. To learn more, please visit tmf-­


Back to News Home