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 Dallas College Foundation.

Here are a few inspiring stories of individuals who have impacted the lives of our students and Dallas College.  



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 Campus and life-long artists, encourage visual art students.