About Us

The Graves Foundation is run by Gordon and Linda Graves and their family. Gordon set up the foundation about ten years ago, funding it with proceeds from the sale of his ownership in Multimedia Games, an innovative public company he founded in 1991. 
The Foundation contributes money each year to a variety of charities and scholarship programs. For example, the Foundation provides the funds for a four year scholarship totaling $40,000 for a graduating high school senior from either Harrisburg, IL, or Carrier Mills, IL. We also fund scholarships in the Texas cities of Muleshoe, Colorado City, and Killeen.

In Killeen, the Foundation funds scholarships to boys and girls who have volunteered their time to supervise and assist younger children at the Boys' and Girls' Clubs in central Texas. There are presently 12 college students receiving scholarships from this program.

The Graves Foundation participates with three central Texas Boys' and Girls' Clubs to sponsor a charitable bingo hall in that raises a total of about $125,000 per year for the four organizations. 
The Graves are proud of all the Foundation's contributions, but probably most proud of funding of a program in partnership with the largest privately owned hospital system in Texas, Baylor Scott White Heath Care. There are more than 40 non-profit hospitals in the Baylor White system. This program pays to send Baylor doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to serve on Mercy Ships, the largest non-military hospital ship in the world. Mercy Ships sails into various ports along the West Coast of Africa and provides free medical care to the afflicted poor. Perhaps the most rewarding experience from the Mercy Ship program has been to see the joy it has given the medical personnel  who have gone and volunteered their precious skills. The Foundation will also pay the expenses of medical people who are not associated with Baylor White who serve on Mercy Ships.