Our Donors

Portraits of Philanthropy

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Jim and Paula Henry established The Henry Foundation on August 9, 2006 to serve as a vehicle for carrying out their philanthropic interests and charitable endeavors. 
Marie Hall is a native of West Texas who has maintained a strong philanthropic presence both locally and throughout the state, especially among institutions of higher learning.

 Marie Hall
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"A woman of faith, focused, determined, persistent" - that is how Midland College President David Daniel characterized Dollye Neal Ballenger when the Dollye Neal Chapel was dedicated.

  Dollye Neal Ballenger
A “planned gift” of more than $840,000 from the estate of longtime Midlander Ella Mae Dalious, who died in 2005 at the age of 89, will support two Midland College scholarships.

 Ella Mae Dalious
The Scharbauer influence in Midland and West Texas dates to the late 1800s when the pioneer family settled in the vast 'Midland Country' and became steeped in ranching, and later in petroleum.

Thanks to Jack E. Brown, MC students have a beautiful dining hall. Dedicated in September 2001, the building was the latest contribution from Brown, a longtime benefactor.
Helen Greathouse, Midland philanthropist and longtime benefactor to MC, died in September of 2001, leaving a legacy of giving that benefited the entire community.

The Abell-Hanger Foundation, established by George and Gladys Abell, epitomizes the outstanding community college benefactor. This foundation has assisted not only a college, but an entire community by making education possible for many individuals who do not have the financial resources to take advantage of post-secondary education. 
  George & Gladys Abell
Gifts to Midland College from Todd Aaron began in 1997 when he and his wife, Dorothy, responded to a challenge grant from the Abell-Hanger Foundation. The couple gave $1-million to build a new medical science building at Midland College.

 Todd Aaron
In 1992, retired Midland businessman Bill P. Cogdell helped fulfill the college's dream of establishing a presence in South Midland by donating buildings to house what would become the Midland College Cogdell Learning Center.

  Bill Pace Cogdell

The Davidson Family has a history of giving to Midland College, honoring the belief of C.J. Davidson that, "to whom much is given, much is required." This has included the endowment of the Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series.

  C. J. "Red" Davidson

Because of her interest in and support of the college, the family of Midlander Mary Anne Johnson Lindley has endowed an art scholarship at Midland College in her honor.

  Mary Anne Johnson Lindley


In 1999, Phyllis & Bob Cowan announced a gift to the Midland College Foundation to endow a performing arts series that would bring at least two of the finest available professional performing arts events to Midland College each year.

  Bob & Phyllis Cowan
In 1959, Carlton and Keleen Beal established a major Midland family foundation, placing emphasis on educational, religious and charitable causes. That was the beginning of a legacy of philanthropy that included programs and buildings at Midland College.

  Keleen Beal 
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The Patricia Lechwar Byrd Memorial Scholarship was established by Greg Byrd to honor his late wife, Patricia, who was killed in 2009 in an automobile accident.

  Patricia Byrd

Through their leadership and their generosity, Joe and Beverly Pevehouse established a legacy of commitment to Midland College that dates back to the early years of the school, and endures to this day. The Pevehouse Administration Building was named in the couple’s honor in 1997.
  Joe & Beverly Pevehouse


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