Sharleen and Dennis Martin, owners of Fort Worth-based SEL Supply-Chain Solutions (SELSCS), announced today that they have provided a gift to create an endowment for the Alderson & Griffin Center for Family Business & Entrepreneurship at Texas Tech University providing scholarships for students from Tarrant county.
SELSCS is an international 3PL company with an entrepreneurial model developed to ensure success with individualized programs for independent agents. Additionally, SELSCS provides 24/7 operational, financial and human resource support to their entrepreneurs.
“When Sharleen and I learned about the Anderson & Griffin Center for Family Business & Entrepreneurship we knew we wanted to be a part of it. The core values of this program align with our company’s core values and we want to help future generations of entrepreneurs,” said Dennis Martin, Chief Entrepreneurial Officer, SEL Supply Chain solutions. “And we love Fort Worth and everything it represents and wanted the opportunity to give back to the Tarrant county students in this program. For us, it’s a win-win.”
Originally created in 2016, the center connects family business leaders and entrepreneurs to the Texas Tech campus and alumni community. The endowment from SELSCS will provide funding to enhance the education provided to students who aspire to become entrepreneurs.
“We are grateful for this generous gift from SEL Supply Chain Solutions,” said Margaret L. Williams, PhD, Dean of Rawls College. “True to their values, Dennis and the SEL family are supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs, and we are grateful for this investment in their future.”
The gift from SELSCS is the first in the school’s effort to raise $1 million in scholarships for the newly endowed and renamed Alderson & Griffin Center for Family Business & Entrepreneurship.
“The gift from SELSCS will support Rawls College students from Tarrant County with financial need as they pursue their studies in family business and entrepreneurship,” said Maggie Baker, CFRE, Director of Development for Texas Tech University. “Endowed gifts provide a lasting source of funding and ensure that the Alderson & Griffin Center has resources in place to pursue a nationally recognized program.”
SELSCS has more than 25 years’ experience in transportation and logistics. The business recently rebranded and will serve an expanded national and international area as well implement an entrepreneurial program for independent agents.