Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth Inc: Texas Grants

OVERVIEW: Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth Inc is the philanthropic vehicle of billionaire David Booth and his wife Suzanne. The couple is based in Austin, Texas, where arts and culture and education outfits have been steadily supported in the city and across the state.

FUNDING AREAS: Arts & Culture, Education, Historic Preservation, Environment

IP TAKE: Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth Inc doesn't have much of a web presence, or a clear way to get in touch.

PROFILE: Billionaire David G. Booth is a founder and current chairman and CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors, an Austin-based firm which has managed around $381 billion in assets. Booth and his wife Suzanne live in Austin, Texas, and a large swath of the couple's philanthropy is based in the state. The couple move their philanthropy through Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth Inc, which in a recent year gave as high as $6.5 million.

The couple has a strong interest in arts and culture, philanthropy driven largely by Suzanne, an art historian and collector. The organization funds a number of arts outfits in Texas, such as Chinati Foundation, a contemporary art museum in Marfa, Texas, 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, Austin Film Society, Austin Theatre Alliance, Charles Moore Foundation, which "cares for the Moore/Andersson Compound, and promote Charles Moore's teachings on architecture," Houston Artist Fund, and the Judd Foundation, which "maintains, preserves & provides access to the permanently installed spaces & archives of artist Donald Judd in New York & Marfa, Texas."

The couple also supports education in Texas. Recent money has gone to University of Houston, University of Texas at Austin, and Rice University, which received around $3.4 million. Suzanne attended NYU and Rice and it's worth noting that Rice is home to the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion created by artist James Turrell.

Other education support has involved outfits such as Austin Achieve Public Schools, "an open-enrollment, tuition-free public charter school," St. Stephen's Episcopal School, mindPOP, which "ensures that each and every child benefits from creative learning," and GENaustin, whose mission is to "support and guide girls to make wise choices as they navigate the unique pressures of girlhood."

Assorted sums have also gone to environmental outfits 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." In a recent year, the organization reported $11,169 in assets and $418,500 in total giving.

PEOPLE:

  • Suzanne Deal Booth, President
  • David G. Booth, Vice President

CONTACT:

Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth Inc. does not have much of a web presence or a clear avenue to get in touch with the couple. Below is an address 

Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth Inc. 
4107 Lakeplace Ln.
Austin, TX 78746

LINK:

Suzanne Deal Booth Contact Page