Donor Stories

Transforming Lives

Our donors range from ordinary citizens who serve their community each day, to distinguished civic or business leaders who have fundamentally changed Dallas through the years.

Although they come from different backgrounds, they all share one common goal: to transform lives and ensure a brighter future for the community through their support of the DCCCD Foundation.

Here are a few inspiring stories of individuals who have impacted students' lives and the college district.  

 

Mike Myers

Mike Myers

Dallas businessman Mike Myers says there are two main reasons he’s been such a staunch supporter of community colleges for the past 20 years.

 

Charles McAdams

Charles McAdams

Beloved Humanities and Cultural Studies faculty at Brookhaven, Charles had a humanistic approach to learning which motivated and empowered his students.

 

Margaret McDermott

Margaret McDermott

The founding vice chair of the DCCCD Board of Trustees, she was a staunch supporter of DCCCD since its inception.

 

John Millemon

John Millemon

John’s deeply personal involvement with the Center for Renewal and Wholeness in Higher Education comes from a place of both passion and pain.

John and Lyn Muse

John and Lyn Muse

John and Lyn have been giving back to the community together since they met at UCLA, where she was an undergraduate and he was a graduate student.

 

Vincent Ratcliff

Vincent Ratcliff

For Vincent Ratcliff, founding scholarships in memory of his parents both honored them and satisfied his own desire to encourage others.

 

Raj Seekri

Raj Seekri

When Raj, a full-time math professor at Richland College, thinks of people who have changed the world for the better, he thinks of his father.

 

Carolyn Parker

Carolyn Parker

In addition to teaching and counseling, Carolyn had two other great passions and she turned these into scholarships.

 

Elison Miles

Ellison Miles

The late World War II aviator and wildcatter left a Texas-sized legacy through his generous gifts. He remained a strong supporter of education.

 

Marty and Richard Ray

Marty and Richard Ray

Professor Emerita of Art at North Lake and life-long artists, encourage visual art students.