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For more information, contact:

Denison ISD Education Foundation

Melanie Truxal, Executive Director 
1201 S. Rusk
Denison, Texas  75020
Phone: (903) 462-7050

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Denison Education Foundation

Mission Statement

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 = $959,043.72

Total Scholarships administered by DEF to date = $709,542.20


2023-2024 Board of Directors

Front Row: Kelly Spiegel, Linda Flemming, Mike Davis, Aaron Quarles,

Dr. David Kirkbride, Amber Pilcher, Tammie Overturf, Ryan Cassell,

Herman Ringler, Melanie Truxal 


Back Row: Charlie Means, Chuck McQueen, Ken Altnether, Errin Haddock, Lindsey Jones, Donna Perry-Huff, LaVon Reid, Debra McNair,

Sally Hawthorne, Dr. Henry Scott, Bob Rhoden, Hillary Evans, Leslie Barnett, Dr. Lauren Claborn, Lisa Crawley, Tracey Bullard, Shelle Cassell,

Jessica Duce 


Not Pictured: David Bayless, Jr., Sherry Christie, Brian Eaves, Jeanne Groff, Kathy Hendrick, Gale Powell, Kara Shires

Digital Online Donations

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 link below, you will be directed to a page where you may enter the information pertaining to your donation or honorarium 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! If you would like to make a donation for yourself, of make a donation in memorial of your favorite Yellow Jacket, click the link below that meets your need...

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 deductible and greatly appreciated!


Make checks payable to: 

Denison Education Foundation

Attn: Melanie Truxal 

Denison ISD

1201 S. Rusk

Denison, TX 75020

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