Seven years after its creation, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is making its mark around the world — and here in Central Texas
By Andrea Ball
Sunday, September 10, 2006
The most powerful giving machine in Central Texas is in a nondescript shopping center near Westlake Hills.
There is no sign. The front door is locked. Visitors must ring a bell to enter.
This is the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the charitable arm of the world's 12th-richest man and his fashion designer wife. For charities across the world, this seven-year-old foundation — funded by an endowment that has grown to $1.2 billion this year — is a powerful financial ally against such social ills as poverty and illness."