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The Mike & Mary Terry Family Foundation is a private foundation committed to improving the quality of life for North Texas residents in need, particularly children and the poverty-stricken.  Founders Mike and Mary Terry believe that every child deserves to have the opportunity to succeed regardless of their zip code and that every person needs a safe place to call home.  Their values of faith, generosity, and service are at the very core of The Mike & Mary Terry Family Foundation.

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August 10, 2006

The Foundation distributed its first grant to Ursuline Academy of Dallas, funding the Terry Courtyard and creating a scholarship endowment.

I will never forget our first gift...to Ursuline. It was right that they were one of the first. Ursuline has shaped the education, faith, and service of generations of women in our family.
— Mike Terry

Since that first grant, the Foundation established its vision to eliminate barriers for the most vulnerable in our community, via four areas of focus.