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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 = $876,513.50

Total Scholarships administered by DEF to date = $537,293

2019-2020 Board of Directors
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Front Row (L to R) – Kelly Spiegel, Hillary Evans, Becky Russell, Courtney Morris, Dr. Henry Scott, David Hawley, Shelle Cassell, Lisa Crawley


2nd Row (L to R) – Jessica Duce, LaVon Reid, Kara Shires, Krista Waitt, Cortnee Dusek, Tammie Overturf, Betty Smith, Herman Ringler, Gale Powell, Brian Eaves


3rd Row (L to R) – Andy Wilkins, Tracey Bullard, Julie Muirhead, Jennifer Looney, Jerry Hatfield, Sherry Christie, David Wilburn, Glenda Watson, David Bayless, Bob Rhoden


Board members not pictured: Teresa Adams, Teri Condit, Jeanne Groff, Kathy Hendrick and Donna Perry

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...

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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