A quality Pre-K to second grade program is critical to our students’ educational journey. The Dallas Education Foundation works collaboratively with Dallas ISD’s Early Learning department to ensure our youngest students develop curiosity, gain self-confidence, and secure the foundational elements needed as they embark and continue on their educational journey - specifically in reading development.
Working in partnership with the Dallas ISD, the Dallas Education Foundation is committed to advancing literacy by developing innovative mechanisms for students to curate home libraries with culturally relevant and engaging books of their choice. By bringing books into students’ homes, we hope to foster a lifelong love of reading and increase family engagement as parents and students read together.
Dallas ISD is the city’s primary economic mobility engine. The Dallas Education Foundation invests in our scholars whether they choose to continue their education or immediately enter the workforce. We create opportunities for our students beyond high school by providing funding for Career-Connected Learning and Career Institutes while simultaneously supporting P-TECH and college-access programs.
Working with the Dallas Education Foundation has been a fantastic opportunity to not only support DISD students but do so in a way that meets the District’s needs and addresses PNC’s philanthropic mission effectively and efficiently. With DEF becoming completely ingrained in our education and philanthropic communities, the collaboration process in support of improving student outcomes is energizing, innovative and completely rewarding.”
Amber ScanlanSenior Vice President of Client & Community Relations – North Texas The PNC Financial Services Company, Inc.
It is an incredible benefit to Dallas ISD to have the Dallas Education Foundation as our philanthropic partner. The Foundation simplifies giving to the district and is strategic in how donor funds are distributed in support of our students and schools.
Dan MiccicheDallas ISD Board of Trustees, District 3
At Reliant, we care deeply about our youth and their education because their time in the classroom is so important in shaping their lives, and ultimately, our future generations. That is why Reliant is honored to support the Dallas Education Foundation and their work in the community to prepare all students for success.
Elizabeth KillingerPresident, Reliant
The Dallas Education Foundation is a fundamental part of Dallas ISD’s commitment to working hand-in-hand with the generous philanthropic community in Dallas and nationally.
Dr. Edwin FloresDallas ISD Board of Trustees, District 1
We are grateful to the Dallas Education Foundation for their tireless commitment that ensures every student in Dallas ISD has access to a high-quality education. Their work has contributed to the improvement of educational opportunities and student outcomes in our community.
W. Kelvin WalkerCEO, Dallas Citizens Council
CORE Construction values their partnership with Dallas ISD and the Dallas Education Foundation in building not just schools, but the community that surrounds them. We are deeply honored to give back to the faculty, staff and students of Dallas ISD.
Kadee Coffman BlairDirector of Business Development, CORE Construction
“One of the many ways we give back to the communities we serve is by fueling bright minds and healthy futures for our kids. Partnering with the Dallas Education Foundation allows us the opportunity to make a difference for area school districts, teachers, and students. By supporting schools with much needed resources, we empower children to read at grade level by third grade and achieve future success.”
Kelly BieglerVice President of Public Affairs, Atmos Energy Mid-Tex Division
The Dallas Education Foundation is an integral part of the Dallas ISD village and is that extra-pair-of-hands whenever we have needed. The success of the Liza Farrow-Gillespie Intrepid Young Woman Scholarship at the Law Magnet is a testament to the organization’s willingness to go above and beyond especially in the area of post-secondary success. The students of Dallas ISD benefit tremendously because of the work of the Dallas Education Foundation!
Garet FeimsterDallas ISD Executive Director - School Leadership
School days stop when holidays start, but hunger knows no such limits. By raising funds for student wellness, the Dallas Education Foundation is assuring that hungry students have access to healthy, delicious, and nutritionally complete meals at times when school meals are not available. We truly appreciate DEF’s dedication and passion for ensuring the well-being of Dallas ISD students.
Michael RosenbergerDallas ISD Executive Director - FCNS
The Dallas Education Foundation has been an amazing partner. By finding sponsors to help us fund resources and programs, they are helping ensure that computer science learning opportunities are available for all Dallas ISD students.
Jeff MarxDallas ISD Director - Computer Science and Technology
The Dallas Education Foundation has made it possible for the STEM department to recognize, reward, and retain many of our most talented secondary Math, Science, and Technology educators. The partnerships and donations that the Dallas Education Foundation procures directly translate to better learning environments and experiences for kids, and that is what we are all seeking.
Michael RuizDallas ISD Executive Director - STEM
The Dallas Education Foundation is an amazing partner. DEF works hard to take care of our students and teachers, and we are so grateful for their work and partnership.
Dr. Philip Meaker, Ed.D.Dallas ISD Principal - Walnut Hill International Leadership Academy
The Dallas Education Foundation has been a critical partner for Thomas Jefferson HS. From assisting with tornado relief and recovery work to supporting ongoing mental health programming for staff and students and providing support for an outdoor classroom and greenhouse, DEF continues to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the students at TJ and across Dallas ISD.
Benjamin JonesDallas ISD Principal - Thomas Jefferson High School