Our Endowments

  • Full Endowments


    Full endowments require a one-time contribution of $10,000 or alternate financial commitments spread over five or ten years. The principal of the endowment remains intact and a $500 scholarship or grant is awarded annually bearing the name of the endowment. Several endowments exceed the $10,000 mark. In those cases, additional awards of $250 for every additional $5,000 in the endowment are awarded annually.

    Platinum Donors

    $50,000 or more in one year (* denotes donations in multiple years)
    • Ann Windle Staff Scholarship
    • Jordan Blake Miller Memorial Art Scholarship*
    • HawkEye Readers Endowment

    Crystal Donors

    $20,000 or more in one year
    • Adam James King Memorial Scholarship
    • Balfour Beatty Grant-to-Teachers*
    • Coach Jim Bateman Scholarship
    • CoServe Teacher Assistance Grant*
    • Doug Key Memorial Endowment
    • John Jacob "Jake" Holley Memorial Scholarship
    • Norm Sisk Staff Scholarship 
    • Richard de Cordova Scholarship
    • Robert Colon McSween Memorial Endowment
    • Sawko & Burroughs Administrative Support Endowment*
    • Sawko & Burroughs Student Scholarship Endowment*
    • Sawko & Burroughs Student Social Services Endowment and Support Our Schools Special Contribution* 
    • The Bert and Pris Lyle Women's Track and Field Scholarship
    • Vern Lane Scholarship
    • Willard Feucht Memorial Scholarship

    Gold Donors

    $10,000 or more in one year
    • Aaron Don Grooms Memorial Scholarship
    • Alice Smith Memorial Grant-to-Teachers
    • Ann Windle Theatre Arts Scholarship
    • Burlage Family Scholarship
    • Balfour Beatty Grant-to-Teachers*
    • Barbara Fischer Grant-to-Teachers
    • Ben E. Keith / LaGrone Grant-to-Teachers
    • Bill Utter Endowment
    • C.H. and G. Esta Collins Student Scholarship
    • Coach Bill Carrico Student Scholarship
    • CoServe Teacher Assistance Grants*
    • DATCU Credit Union Grant-to-Teachers
    • David Glass Memorial Grant-to-Teachers
    • DHS Class of '59 Scholarship
    • DHS Class of ’61 Student Scholarship
    • DHS Class of ‘63-Jim Kirkpatrick Scholarship
    • Ed and Mary Jane Lane Scholarship
    • Edwin Owen Fulton Memorial Scholarship
    • First State Bank Grant-to-Teachers
    • Gary Kirchoff Thespian Scholarship
    • Gene and Lynn Gumfory Grant-to-Teachers*
    • Gregory Family Staff Scholarship
    • Groundhog Day Gala Grant-to-Teachers*
    • Groundhog Day Gala Student Scholarships*
    • Guyer Family Endowment
    • Helen B. Miniter Student Scholarships*
    • iteachTEXAS Endowed Staff Scholarship
    • James Wood Student Scholarship
    • Jim Collin/Denton Country Club Business Scholarship
    • Jim Darby Memorial Student Scholarship
    • Joe Mulroy Vocational Student Scholarship
    • Kerry West Memorial Scholarship
    • Kristoferson Family Grant-to-Teachers
    • Margaret Clarke Special Education Scholarship
    • Mary Lee Christian Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    • McEwen-Deck Foundation Program Grant
    • Mike Gregory Teacher Scholarship
    • Nim Marshall Ashley Memorial Scholarship
    • NORTHSTAR Bank Student Scholarship
    • Peggy Sparks Memorial Staff Scholarship
    • Ray E. Braswell, Sr Grant-to-Teachers
    • Robert Colon McSween Memorial Endowment
    • Ron and Karen Kearns Harper Student Scholarship
    • Ronny Crownover Grant-to-Teachers
    • Sarah Elisabeth Worley Memorial Scholarship
    • Sharon Cox Student Scholarship
    • Sharon Cummings Scholarship
    • Shelli Grisham Leach Memorial Scholarship
    • SHW Grant-to-Teachers
    • Sonic of Denton Student Scholarship
    • Sterling Smith Memorial Scholarship
    • Terry Madigan Memorial Scholarship
    • Tom Swenson Memorial Golf Scholarship
    • Troy & Sarah LaGrone Grant-to-Teachers*
    • TDIndustries Grant-to-Teachers 
    • The Vance Family Scholarship
    • VLK Architects Grant-to-Teachers
    • Wally Cooper Staff Scholarship
    • Wells Fargo Colleen Briscoe Adopt-a-School Student Scholarship

    Term Endowments

    Term Endowments provide a grant or scholarship over a five-year period. A minimum pledge of $2,500 is required for a term endowment with an annual $500 award over the course of the term. The endowment may be made in one contribution or over the a period of five years.Many term endowments eventually are converted into full endowments at the donor's request.
    • Cheryl Phillips Grant-to-Teachers
    • DATCU Credit Union Grants-to-Teachers*
    • Dawn Vaughn Dyslexia Grant-to-Teachers
    • Denton High School Gridiron Club Student Scholarship
    • Dorothy Adkins Grant-to-Teachers
    • Drs. Bobby and David Thomas Grant-to-Teachers
    • Hugh and Bernadette Coleman Grant-to-Teachers
    • iTeachTEXAS Grant-toTeachers
    • Kevin and Emily Roden Early Childhood Grant-to-Teachers
    • StanTec Grant-to-Teachers
    • TDIndustries Grant-to-Teachers
    • VLK Architechs Grant-to-Teachers*
    • Willie and B. Iris Lopez Student Scholarship

    Special and Ongoing Contributions

    The Foundation serves as a fiscal agent for several organizations that provide annual or regular funding to DISD staff or students.
    • Association of Texas Professional Educators - Denton ISD Chapter, Staff Scholarship
    • Balfour Beatty Special Support Fund
    • Bravo Communications "What's Your Plan BE?" Scholarships
    • CrossFit 940 Social Services Grant
    • Denton Chamber of Commerce Grants-to-Teachers*
    • Denton Area Retired School Personnel Association
    • Denton Community Council of PTA's Scholarships
    • Denton High School PTSA Staff Grants and Scholarships
    • Denton Kiwanis Club Student Scholarships and A. O. Calhoun Scholarship
    • Denton Public School Administators Association Staff and Student Scholarships
    • Denton Record-Chronicle Student Scholarship
    • Denton Rotary Club Student Scholarships
    • DISD Counseling Services - Joe Burks Scholarship
    • DISD Health Services Nursing Scholarships
    • DISD School Support
    • GHS Silverado Scholarships
    • Guyer Family Senior Scholarships
    • Lantana Education Foundation*
    • The Miles Foundation
    • Robson Ranch Kiwanis Student Scholarships
    • Ryan High School PTSA and Renaissance Student Scholarships
    • Ryan High School Green Heart Student Scholarships
    • Sawko & Burroughs Support Our Schools Fund
    • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton DISD Staff Wellness Support
    • Todd and Lisa Smith/Dan Ford Student Scholarship
    • Verizon Technology Grant 2014