Wynn Rosser

Wynn Rosser

President and CEO, T.L.L. Temple Foundation

Wynn Rosser joined the Lufkin, Texas based T.L.L. Temple Foundation as President and CEO on September 1, 2016. He previously served almost 10 years as the chief executive of Greater Texas Foundation. Prior to Greater Texas Foundation, Rosser worked 14 years at Texas A&M University in faculty, staff, and senior administrative roles. He is known for his commitment to cross sector partnerships and to improving life outcomes–especially for low income and rural residents–and for his regional approach to grantmaking and philanthropic leadership. Rosser is past chair of the Grantmakers for Education Board of Directors and is an alumnus of the Texas Lyceum. An advocate for Texas public education, Rosser is chair of the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium (TEGAC). He is a lecturer in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Rosser earned an associate degree from Kilgore College and baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Texas A&M University. The Rossers live outside the city limits and are from multigenerational rural Texas families. Wynn and Manda are raising three children on a small farm with more than 50 animals from a variety of species.


Rural Funders Salon

Posted on June 23, 2021 by Erin Borla, Wynn Rosser

Registration is now closed. Family foundations and other funders and donors focused on serving rural communities face special challenges—lack of infrastructure, lack of partners, and often lack of urgency from state and federal government entities. As detailed in NCFP’s 2018 report, Pride of Place, family foundations are traditionally among the most place-based of all funders, with deep and lasting connections… Read More

Planning a Family Retreat

Posted on December 19, 2019 by Shira Saperstein, Wynn Rosser, Angie Schlater, Carrie Avery, Jennie Zioncheck

Getting your family together for a retreat is a great way to spend quality time together, as well as focus on your family’s giving with the foundation. Families use a variety of resources to build community and discuss important topics in their philanthropy. In this webinar, you will hear how foundations have designed their retreats and meeting agendas, activities for… Read More

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