Beasley Foundation contributes $450,000 to campaignFeb 09, 2017
When Theodore and Beulah Beasley met in a small-town high school in the early 1900s, they quickly realized they were meant to be together. It is unlikely, however, they foresaw the impact their meeting would ultimately have. The two not only married and started a family, they became philanthropic leaders who helped seed Dallas institutions from the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas to Presbyterian Hospital (now Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas).
Almost a century later, their granddaughter Vicki Vanderslice would have a similar experience with Parish Episcopal School. “We looked at several private schools for our son Michael [now an alumnus, ’10], but when we walked on the Hillcrest campus, we just fell in love.” Yet, she had no idea how her family and her grandparents’ legacy would be intertwined with Parish’s growth.
Thanks to Vicki and her brother Bob Beasley, the family foundation that their grandparents started supported Parish as it expanded to the Midway campus and as it built the STEM Center at Hillcrest, which bears the family’s name.
Now, The Theodore & Beulah Beasley Foundation has generously invested $450,000 in the campaign to build the new Multipurpose Activity Center and a Performance & Community Center.
“These buildings will help students pursue their individual passions, while also providing the space for students from both campuses to connect to their school community,” said Bob. “And community is something that Theodore and Beulah sincerely believed in.”