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September 11, 2012
DALLAS -- The Dallas Education Foundation (DEF), an organization supporting Dallas schools, has been granted nonprofit status.
The foundation, formerly the Dallas Education Fund, provides grants to teachers for classroom supplies and projects.
Becoming a nonprofit will allow the organization to expand its fundraising options and eventually increase its support to teachers and schools, said DEF board member Lisa Borja.
"Now we can apply for grants from other foundations and any donations are now tax deductible," she said.
The foundation began working toward becoming a nonprofit organization late last year. Borja said the DEF received invaluable support from Dallas attorney Lane Shetterly, who donated his time to help the organization complete its application for nonprofit status.
"It's been a long road and I'm looking forward to what we can do in the future," she said.
For more information or to find out how to donate: email email@example.com or go to www.facebook.com/DallasEducationFoundation.