Dallas Education Foundation is the charity of choice for Dallas ISD’s United Way Employee Giving Campaign


The Dallas Education Foundation (DEF) is honored to be named, once again, Dallas ISD’s charity of choice for the district’s United Way Employee Giving Campaign. 

This collaboration between the Dallas Education Foundation and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas provides the additional funding necessary to drive programming that accelerates student success. 

About Dallas ISD’s Annual United Way Giving Campaign

When you Give United, you invest in a better tomorrow. United Way of Metropolitan Dallas uses resources and networks to bring the best people, ideas and projects together to create opportunity for all North Texans.

Last year, Dallas ISD employees helped impact the lives of over 1.2 million North Texans:

  • 712,000 students received critical educational programming to set them up for success.
  • 157,000 North Texans gained the skills and resources to get and keep better jobs, get out of debt and build savings for their futures.
  • 332,000 North Texans gained access to primary health and wellness services. 

About the Dallas Education Foundation & Its Impact

As Dallas ISD’s direct, nonprofit, philanthropic partner, the Dallas Education Foundation works every day to fulfill its mission to inspire community investment to accelerate student success. Almost every dollar the foundation raises goes directly back to Dallas ISD in terms of teacher, student, and program support to propel our students further and faster.

“We are again extremely excited to be the Dallas ISD charity of choice for this year’s United Employee Giving Campaign,” said Mita Havlick, executive director of the Dallas Education Foundation. “We hope that everyone knows that when you donate to the Dallas Education Foundation, that’s really a direct donation back to Dallas ISD.” 

In 2021, DEF provided over $1,100,000 in grants and donations directly to Dallas ISD, including:

  • $188,000 in teaching and campus grants
  • $309,000 in student support
  • $577,000 in program support
  • $50,000 in event sponsorships

Throughout the year, DEF partners with the United Way in multiple capacities. For example, the foundation disburses the annual  United Way DRIVE teaching awards to Dallas ISD recipients, and most recently, DEF played an integral role in securing an in-kind donation from the United Way to Dallas ISD Early Learning for the donation of Vooks, a streaming library of visual books for our 40,000 PK-2nd graders.

Choosing the Dallas Education Foundation as the recipient of your United Way contribution is investing in a better tomorrow for the future of Dallas — our students.

How to Give 

Dallas ISD employees can click here to Give UNITED, or visit DallasISD and see the app for “Giving United” in your app catalog to make your donation.

To learn more about the Dallas Education Foundation or to make a direct donation to DEF, visit futureofdallas.org/donate.

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