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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 = $918,782.16

Total Scholarships administered by DEF to date = $618,176.20


2022-2023 Board of Directors

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Front Row: Hillary Evans, Jessica Duce, Kelly Spiegel, Aaron Quarles, Tammie Overturf, Dr. David Kirkbride, Bob Rhoden, Linda Flemming, Melanie Truxal, Cap Chesser


Middle Row: Kara Shires, Lisa Crawley, Christina Moran, Tracey Bullard, Shelle Cassell, Lavon Reid, Amber Pilcher, Donna Perry, Sherry Christie, Herman Ringler, Errin Haddock, Dr. Lauren Claborn, Becky Russell


Back Row: Ryan Cassell, Mike Davis, David Bayless, Dr. Henry Scott, Charlie Means


Not pictured: Jeanne Groff, Jerry Hatfield, Sally Hawthorne, Kathy Hendrick, Gale Powell, Derrick Roberts, Betty Smith

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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