Creation of Mission / Vision

A fifth generation Dallas Texan and Mike and Mary’s eldest daughter, Melissa Terry Pridmore was The Mike & Mary Terry Family Foundation’s founding Executive Director.  Under her leadership, the mission and vision of the Foundation was created – a mission that will continue to guide the Foundation for years to come.  Melissa currently serves as the Foundation’s President of the Board and remains philanthropically active with numerous nonprofits throughout the city.   

Our Mission

The Mike & Mary Terry Family Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for North Texas residents in need. 

Our Christian-based foundation provides support for organizations focused on providing equal opportunities for all children, advancing youth through education, and ensuring a haven for those in need.


Our Vision

The Mike & Mary Terry Family Foundation is dedicated to eliminating barriers for the most vulnerable in our community.

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The most vulnerable are still among us and there are still barriers for so many of our neighbors. But we are not discouraged. We eliminate barriers every day and continue to do so with the organizations and programs we support.
— Melissa Terry Pridmore, Board President
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