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Avery Kravoletz Wins Elizabeth ABRAMS Memorial Scholarship From Communities Foundation of Texas
Communities Foundation of Texas

July, 2016

Communities Foundation of Texas announces it has awarded the 2016 Elizabeth Abrams Memorial Scholarship to Avery Kravoletz of Plano. Kralovetz, a recent graduate of Plano West High School, will receive a one-year, $3,000 scholarship to study economics at Duke University.

The Elizabeth Abrams Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Elizabeth “Lizzie” Abrams, a student at Plano East High School who excelled at swimming, where she became captain of the swim team and held the school record for 400 Yard Freestyle Relay until 2015. The scholarship, now in its second year, will be awarded annually to a senior at Plano East, Plano West, Plano Sr. High School or John Paul II High School that were members of the school swim team their senior year. CFT awards the scholarship based on scholastic achievement, athletic and community participation, and leadership skills.

Avery Kravoletz grew up in Plano, Texas. While attending Plano West High School, Avery volunteered as an English teacher for English language learners and worked at the Dallas Public Library, assisting with the children’s reading program and adult ESL classes.  He is also a talented swimmer and pianist, who served as captain of the Varsity swim team in his senior year and creator of the Music Composition Club at Plano West.  Avery will attend Duke University, where he hopes to study Economics.

For more information about Elizabeth Abrams or to donate to the scholarship, please visit:

For more information about funding a scholarship through CFT, please contact Abigail Hazlett, Scholarships Coordinator, at or 214-750-4144. Website:


About Communities Foundation of Texas

As the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) works with families, companies and nonprofits to strengthen our community through a variety of charitable funds and strategic grantmaking initiatives. CFT is committed to serving and understanding donor needs, expertly handling complex gifts, wisely managing charitable funds, and leveraging its community knowledge to increase charitable impact. The foundation professionally manages more than 900 charitable funds and has awarded over $1.5 billion in grants since its founding in 1953.


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