Alistair B. Dawson, a member of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors and a partner in Beck Redden in Houston, has been elected 2018-2019 fellows chair of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Dawson previously served as the foundation’s District 4 nominating co-chair for five year, as the fellows secretary, and as fellows chair-elect. He took office on June 22.

“I am honored to serve as the chair of the Texas Bar Foundation Fellows. The fellows enable the Bar Foundation to continue its mission and award much-needed grant money to charities throughout Texas. This year, we have increased our goal for the fellows program in hopes that we can award even more grant money in the future,” Dawson said in a news release.

The Texas Bar Foundation will award $1,350,000 in grants this year. The foundation awards grants in the fall and spring of each year. For more information, go to