Named Endowments

The Mesquite ISD Education Foundation is proud to highlight the Named Endowments listed below:

donor-directed & named endowment guidelines

P.M. and Sue Belt Endowment
Dr. Richard R. Russell and Family Endowment
Cary and Patty Tanamachi Endowmment
Frances L. Terry Endowment
Dr. James P. Terry Endowment
Bill and Lillie White Endowment
WRA Architects, Inc. Endowment
In Memory of Dorothy & S.D. Ladymon Endowment
Dr. Ralph H. Poteet Endowment
Dr. Linda Henrie Endowment - In Memory of Dorothy and S. D. Ladymon, Parents of Dr. Linda Henrie
Bill Crook Endowment

 


 

Active Endowment Campaigns

Select a campaign below to contribute to one of our active endowment campaigns.

CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CELESTE MCGEE ENDOWMENT CAMPAIGN

Family members of Celeste McGee have launched an Endowment campaign to honor Celeste’s life of service to Mesquite ISD students, parents and staff.

Celeste had a true servant’s heart and was an advocate for the Mesquite ISD through the PTA and more. Celeste and her husband Dan McGee moved their family to Mesquite in 1982 where they raised five kids in MISD. One of their children currently teachers in MISD. Celeste was a Texas PTA Lifetime Member and received multiple awards for her volunteer service through the years. She was involved in school PTA’s serving as room mom, and on PTA Boards for the more than thirty years that her kids and grandkids were in school in MISD. She served as PTA President for Berry MS, Mesquite HS, and John Horn HS. Celeste helped bring the “Shattered Dreams” programs to Mesquite HS and other MISD high Schools. She served on the Mesquite Council for more than 18 years, serving in all Executive Board positions and as President for at least four years. Countless hours were invested running the Mesquite Clothes Closet and working with partners like Target, Walmart and Academy to help provide clothing for MISD students.  She also worked with tons of community partners that supported the Clothes Closet Financially.

Celeste was passionate about parent involvement and making sure that parents had the tools and opportunities to serve on PTA boards across the district, helping organize PTA’s for new MISD schools for the last fifteen years.  She also served on MISD bond committees and other community outreach programs. In addition, Celeste served Texas PTA on committees, lobbying Texas lawmakers on behalf of Families, and as a field rep helping PTA’s and school districts across North Texas.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CELESTE MCGEE ENDOWMENT CAMPAIGN:

Online : Click HERE to contribute online.

Check: Checks can be mailed to and made payable to the Mesquite ISD Education Foundation and addressed as follows:

Mesquite ISD Education Foundation - Celeste McGee Endowment Campaign, 3819 Towne Crossing, Suite 105, Mesquite, TX 75150.

Cash contributions can be made at the Mesquite ISD Education Foundation office located in the MISD Administration Building. 3819 Towne Crossing, Suite 105, Mesquite, TX 75150. Please call (972) 882-7513 prior to coming to the office.

CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ROSS HALL ENDOWMENT SCHOLARHIP CAMPAIGN

Ross Hall (1935-2020)

Family members of former Mesquite High School teacher, coach, administrator, and MISD teacher recruiter, Ross Hall, have launched an Endowment Scholarship Campaign to honor his life & service to education and to Mesquite ISD in perpetuity.

Ross Hall began his career as a teacher and coach in 1957 in Hico, Texas after receiving his degree from Stephen F. Austin University. He spent the next 37 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator before retiring in 1994. He became the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Mesquite High School in 1976 after a successful sixteen-year stint in the same capacity at Wolfe City High School. He spent the next ten years teaching U.S. History and guiding the Skeeter basketball program. He entered the administrative field in the fall of 1987 and became the Principal of Mesquite High School in 1992. He remained in that position for the next three years until his retirement.

The retirement was in name only. Ross immediately began recruiting teachers for MISD the following fall and did so until he finally stepped down in 2017. He was greatly aided throughout his career by his wife, Arlene, herself a twenty-year employee of MISD. They were a fixture for over twenty years at various recruitment sites throughout Louisiana and Texas, working side by side. Together, they recruited many fine teachers to the district. His son and daughter also spent many years teaching at various schools in MISD.

Ross was a passionate proponent of public education for all students. In total, he spent sixty years in education, forty-one of those years working for MISD. His impact upon the district will be felt for years to come. A number of his former players and students have gone on to have distinguished careers of their own in the educational field.

This scholarship honors his legacy and hopefully, will enable others to begin their own legacy.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ROSS HALL ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP CAMPAIGN:

Online : Click HERE to contribute online.

Check: Checks should be made payable to the Mesquite ISD Education Foundation and addressed as follows:

Mesquite ISD Education Foundation - Ross Hall Endowment Scholarship Campaign, 3819 Towne Crossing, Suite 105, Mesquite, TX 75150.

Cash contributions can be made at the Mesquite ISD Education Foundation office located in the MISD Administration Building. 3819 Towne Crossing, Suite 105, Mesquite, TX 75150. Please call (972) 882-7513 prior to coming to the office.