Monday, August 3, 2015


D.E.F. Friends and Supporters: The Denison Education Foundation is pleased to offer a new feature for our supporters by enabling online donations through our website.  By clicking on the category of your choice below, you will be directed to a page where you may enter the information pertaining to your donation to D.E.F. and make your payment.

The Board of Directors of D.E.F. sincerely thank you for caring and giving so generously in support of our Denison ISD teachers and school children!

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The Denison I.S.D. Education Foundation’s mission is to generate the resources to enhance the quality of education for all students

Total DEF grant funds given to date = $640,942.00

Total Scholarships administered by DEF to date = $343,538.00

Leave a lasting footprint for future generations…

Donations to the Denison Education Foundation will impact the lives of thousands of Denison children for many generations to come! Please consider DEF donations with annual gifts, when honoring and/or memorializing the lives of family members and friends, on birthday and holidays, or in estate planning. All gifts are tax deductable and greatly appreciated!

Make checks payable to:  DEF, Attn: Lisa Crawley, Denison ISD, 1201 S. Rusk, Denison, TX 75020

DISD Education Foundation Board of Directors

Back Row – l to r:  Sherry Christie, Julie Muirhead, Jennifer Looney, Gary Paikowski, Herman Ringler, Leslie Carlson, Al Brown and Phillip Shaffer

Middle Row – l to r:  Lisa Crawley, Laura Allison, Vicki Anderson, Rebecca Johnson, Tammie Overturf, Kerrie Fisher, Tracey Bullard, Jay Watkins, Christina Moran, Betty Smith and Rita Cole

Front Row - l to r: Kerry Kaai, David Wilburn, Melinda Parker, Meredith Doty, Teresa Adams, Bob Rhoden, Andy Wilkins, Jerry Hatfield, Roger Shires and Dr. Henry Scott

Board members not pictured:  David Bayless, Jr., Jeanne Groff, Suzanne Hall, Matt Hanley, Anna McKinney, Donna Perry and Darla Thompson

Major Saver cards on sale to benefit DISD students

Major Saver cards benefiting Denison ISD school students through innovative classroom grants from the Denison Education Foundation are on sale now through January 26th, according to DEF Executive Director Lisa Crawley.
The $15 “buy one, get one free” cards raised more than $32,000 last year, and organizers are hoping to exceed that mark by the end of this year’s campaign.
“The cards are currently being sold by students, through our DEF office at 903-462-7050, and online at, where the sales can easily be credited back to designated students,” said Crawley. “All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer, and prizes and credit to the students will be completed by the end of the campaign. Online purchases are just a very easy and safe way to contribute to our school children through the Major Saver program.”
Crawley says this year’s dining options are among the best and most diverse ever. “The card features 18 very popular restaurants that offer diners everything from burgers, pizzas, deli items and fried chicken to home-cooked meals, donuts, breakfast foods and barbeque. There’s something that everyone will like at virtually every restaurant, and the proceeds fund some really great innovative learning programs. We all eat out at restaurants, so this is a really good investment that benefits everyone.”