11/12/13 – PDS Companies joins the UT Arlington Gift Planning Council

PDS Companies, Inc. is located in Arlington, Texas. For many reasons, we are proud of our town and our community. One of the many important aspects of our community that we fervently support is education. As stewards of our community, we feel strongly that we must lend our time and talents to help further the reach of educational and community involvement programs offered by the wonderful University of Texas at Arlington.

Therefore, Kip Newnham, Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President of PDS Services, and Richard Jacobs, President of PDS Services, have become members of the UT Arlington Gift Planning Council. As members, Kip and Richard will provide expertise in regards to technical, marketing, resource management and other opportunities related to UT Arlington gift planning.  Kip and Richard are proud to serve as community advocates and are excited to make a positive impact in the advancement of UT Arlington programs. Part of this involvement will be webcast seminars provided by UT Arlington on topics related to Estate and Gift Planning.

Neer Patel, PetroData IT Manager and Software Developer, currently serves as National Board of Directors President of the University of Texas at Arlington Alumni Association. He also serves on the UT System Chancellor’s Centurion Council, Maverick Club Advisory Committee, 1895 Society Committee and is a member of the Edward E. Rankin Legacy Society. Neer is dedicated to enhancing key partnerships, improving communications and marketing and advancing student leadership programs at UT Arlington.

The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive institution of almost 33,800 students and more than 2,200 faculty members in the heart of North Texas. It is the second largest institution in The University of Texas System. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.


11/5/13 – PDS Companies and California State University San Bernadino working together

PDS Companies, Inc. is undoubtedly Texan not only in location but in spirit. PDS is actively involved in local community and educational initiatives.

However, PDS is also a proud American company and a national vendor. People in Senior Leadership roles at PDS come from all across the United States. Our professional reach is national. Our commitment to community stewardship is as well.

Richard Jacobs, President of PDS Services, Inc. recently had an opportunity to provide expertise and guidance to California State University San Bernardino’s Gift Planning Council. Richard’s research and analysis of donated mineral rights helped CSUSB consider the suitability and viability of the endowment for acceptance.

PDS is Passionate about education and is Devoted to the Sustainability of award-winning programs and ground breaking research produced in California State University San Bernadino and educational programs nationwide.