About US

COMMUNITY THROUGH PARTNERSHIP

The Dallas Education Foundation is inspired every day by the creativity and innovation we see in our Dallas ISD classrooms. We believe our city and our communities are strengthened by each student who graduates ready to lead a successful life.

As the non-profit, philanthropic partner of Dallas ISD, we align with the District’s strategic initiatives and partner with our city’s business leaders, residents and philanthropic community to raise funds for programs that enrich the lives of our students.

OUR MISSION / OUR VISION

The mission of the Dallas Education Foundation is to inspire community investment to accelerate student success. Our vision is a galvanized community whose resources support the transformative work that makes Dallas ISD the preferred choice for families across North Texas.
We believe in the future of Dallas, and we ask you to join us as we invest in our students, teachers and schools to create greater opportunities for every child in Dallas ISD.

ABOUT DALLAS ISD

Dallas ISD is over 150,000 students in pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade, in 220+ schools across 384 square miles in the cities of Dallas, Cockrell Hill, Seagoville, Addison, Wilmer and parts of Carrollton, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Grand Prairie, Highland Park, Hutchins, Lancaster and Mesquite. The District is the second-largest public-school district in the state, and the 16th-largest district in the nation.

With 86% of its students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, Dallas ISD has infinite needs in and beyond the classroom. Despite these challenges, the District has made significant gains over the last six years and is considered one of the fastest improving public school districts in the nation by the Council of Great City Schools.

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Foundation Leadership

Board of Directors

Julie Bagley

Community Advocate

Former President, Junior League of Dallas

Chris Bhatti

Assistant Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations

University of Texas, Dallas

Robert A. Estrada

Senior Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer

Estrada Hinojosa & Co

Theresa Flores

Senior Manager, Public Affairs

Mary Kay Inc.

Dr. Michael Hinojosa

Superintendent of Schools

Dallas Independent School District

James Keyes

Chairman

Wild Oats Marketing LLC

Manoj Kutty

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Greenlight Credentials

Leonor Marquez

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic Network

Lynn McBee

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Young Women’s Prep Network

Regina Montoya

Chairperson

Regina T. Montoya, PLLC

Drexell Owusu

Senior Vice President, Education and Workforce

Dallas Regional Chamber

Eric Reeves

Managing Director

High STEPS

John Scovell

Chairperson and Founder

Woodbine Development Corporation

Jennifer Scripps

Director of Cultural Affairs

City of Dallas

Taylor Shead

FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

STEMuli

Victor Vital

Partner

Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

Abigail Williams

FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

United to Learn

Mita Havlick
Mita Havlick

Mita Havlick

Executive Director

As an active community member and public education advocate, Mita has worked over the last fifteen years to help improve the quality of life of our North Texas neighbors and advance educational opportunities for all students within the public education framework of Dallas ISD.

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