W. Frank Newton, Beaumont Foundation of America

TITLE: President and CEO

FUNDING AREAS: K-12 education, underserved youth and family, elderly populations, health care, social services

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PROFILE: W. Frank Newton is President and CEO of the Beaumont Foundation of America. His bio on the foundation's website reads:

W. Frank Newton, President and Chief Executive Officer, served as Dean and Professor of Law at Texas Tech University School of Law from 1985 until 2002, when he assumed leadership of the Beaumont Foundation of America. In addition to his services as an attorney and legal educator, Dean Newton helped devise the Interest on Lawyer’s Trust Account Program, which has raised more than $70 million for legal aid programs since 1984. He was named by Texas Lawyer Magazine as one of the 102 most influential Texas lawyers of the century, and the State Bar of Texas annually presents an award in his name to lawyers who provide outstanding pro bono services.