Nelson Family Foundation Announces Plans To Support Texas Non-Profits With $1 Million Commitment

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The owners of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Round Rock have announced their commitment to donate $1 million over five years to Texas-based non-profit organizations. The Nelson Family Foundation announcement exemplifies their dedication to the community on the heels of the one-year anniversary of Kalahari Resorts in Round Rock.

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According to a report from, Texas non-profits support and contribute to all major industries in Texas, as well as provide one of eight jobs across the state. The commitment set forth by the Nelson family will go towards enhancing the lives and wellbeing of all Texans.

Saturday, August 14 will mark the first financial distribution with “Sculpting the Future,” and the foundation’s first major initiative in Texas. The Nelson family's commitment to the people, places, and cultures that inspire the authentically African-themed resorts has also led Kalahari to invest $5.5 million toward the purchase of African art, textiles, and more.

“We are committed to improving the lives of people in the communities we serve through health and education initiatives. Sculpting the Future and our financial commitment of $1 million to our new home state is only the beginning,” Travis Nelson, Co-Founder of the Nelson Family Life Foundation and Co-Owner of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions said in a press release.

Sculpting the Future acts as the online fundraiser showcasing 100 original sculptures from African artists, and serves as an important way to support African artists amid the pandemic. 100 sculptors were commissioned from the Shona Sculpture Gallery in Harare, Zimbabwe to render an interpretation set in stone for the word “love.”

The public may view the sculptures currently on display at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Round Rock, as well as online for viewing and bidding at through Saturday, August. 14.

For more information about the initiative, and to learn more about The Nelson Family Foundation’s commitment to the communities they serve, view this press release.