Grab A Booth: Top Takeaways from David and Suzanne Booth's Texas Philanthropy

Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth, Inc. is the philanthropic vehicle of billionaire David Booth and his wife Suzanne. David Booth is a founder and current chairman and CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors, an Austin-based firm that manages $381 billion in assets. The couple is based in Austin, Texas, and have steadily supported arts and culture and education outfits in the city and across the state. Unfortunately for granteekers, the Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth Inc. doesn't have much of a web presence, or a clear way to get in touch. However, President Suzanne Booth has an accessible personal website with contact information.

The couple has a strong interest in arts and culture philanthropy,  driven largely by Suzanne, an art historian and collector. The organization has given recent funds to a number of arts outfits in Texas, such as Chinati Foundation, a contemporary art museum in Marfa, Texas; the Dallas Museum of Art, and Fusebox, which "champions adventurous works of art across a variety of different mediums," primarily through an annual art festival in Austin. Money has also gone to The Contemporary Austin; Artpace, a nonprofit contemporary art gallery located in San Antonio; and to Austin Film Society, Austin Theatre Alliance and Houston Artist Fund.

The couple has also supported education in Texas. Recent money has gone to the University of Houston, University of Texas at Austin, and to Rice University, which recently received around $3.4 million. Suzanne attended NYU and Rice; it's worth noting that Rice is home to the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion, created by artist James Turrell. Other education grants have gone to outfits such as Austin Achieve Public Schools, "an open-enrollment, tuition-free public charter school," and  mindPOP, which "ensures that each and every child benefits from creative learning."

Assorted sums have also gone to environmental organizations such as Waller Creek Conservancy, which "transforms and sustains Austin’s Waller Creek creating an extraordinary urban place that connects, surprises, and inspires all of us."

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