Budd Family Gives $2.5 Million To Endow Center In Simmons

Russell-and-Dorothy-BuddBuilding on their donations and work with the Dallas Faith Communities Coalition and SMU Simmons’ Center on Communities in Education, Russell and Dorothy Budd ’06 are endowing the University with a $2.5 million gift to transform collaborative work in West Dallas to combat poverty by improving education.

The Budd Center for Involving Communities in Education will help families succeed by recognizing, assisting with and tracking success in overcoming myriad issues that afflict struggling communities such as healthcare, education, legal services, safety and nutrition. This effort, originally spearheaded by Simmons’ Center on Communities and Education,   will strengthen work done by the School Zone, a coalition of  29 nonprofits and 16 schools in West Dallas. Read more.

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