The Texas Society of Architects maintains an active government relations program to promote the interests of its membership. Through the Texas Architects Committee (TAC), an unincorporated political action organization allowed under Section 527 of the IRS Code, the Society raises funds for contributions to candidates running for public office. The profession’s only state PAC supports those who demonstrate leadership, responsiveness, good judgment and a willingness to work with architects advocating for safe, beautiful, sustainable environments. It’s the only legal way we, as a professional organization, can participate in the political process and ensure the election of state officials who will support our professional interests.
Every year, our committee sets contribution goals for each of our 17 chapters. These goals are combined to set the state TAC contribution goal. Our statewide goal for 2015 is $160,000. We also set a participation goal for the number of contributors. This year, we hope to have 1,200 contributors, or 17% of the Texas Architects membership. Check back regularly to see our progress!
By contributing to TAC, you help promote the interests of registered architects in Texas! We appreciate your support; it makes our work on your behalf possible by helping ensure that the best-qualified individuals are willing and able to be elected public officials.
Personal contributions are encouraged. Century, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Club members receive standing recognition on our TAC Contributors page. Century Club levels are:
- $100–249: Century Club Member
- $250–499: Silver Century Club Member
- $500–999: Gold Century Club Member
- $1,000 or more: Platinum Century Club Member
You may contribute to TAC online using a personal debit/credit card. Personal checks, payable to "TAC," can be mailed to:
Texas Architects Committee
500 Chicon Street
Austin, Texas 78702
If you have any questions, please email Sharna Haine or call 512-478-7386.