Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends the DDCE is able to carry out its mission. Their inspirational stories underscore the importance of the work we do.
Keith Maxie and his wife, Alice, created the Ira and Muriel Maxie Endowment to honor Keith’s parents and the impact music had on their family — something that started on his parents’ first date. Since childhood, Ira had an eye for Muriel, but it wasn’t until that first date that he realized her singing voice matched her beauty. But Ira also had musical talent, and he showcased it in whistling recitals at the local community church. This musical match inspired the marriage that then produced the Maxies’ musical family, with Keith being the first of four children born to Ira and Muriel.
UT Elementary Library Fund Honors a Father’s Love of Reading and Learning.
David Bourland never thought of himself as a UT donor. Although he is an alumnus of The University of Texas and an employee of the UT Development Office, it took a visit to UT Elementary to seed the idea for Bourland’s gift of the G. Bradley Bourland UT Elementary School Library Book Fund.
Michael (Mickey) and Jeanne Klein have been part of the UT Elementary family for eight years. In addition to being members of the Visualize Graduation Society and generous supporters of UT Elementary’s capital campaign, they support the school as members of the Development Council capital campaign committee. Mickey additionally volunteers regularly in the school’s fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms, and Jeanne supports the school’s social and emotional learning program (SEL).