The Deep Ellum Foundation operates as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation managing public and private funds within the community to advance the interests of the neighborhood as a whole and achieve a sustainable growth trajectory for the district now and into the future.
At the Deep Ellum Foundation, we collectively envision a Deep Ellum neighborhood that is safe, secure, inviting, connected to surrounding districts and is a true live, work, play environment that simultaneously embodies an authentic, unique and vibrant community. To achieve this vision, DEF serves to maintain, enhance and advocate on behalf of the Deep Ellum neighborhood. We do this by a) connecting and informing stakeholders, b) providing public safety services, c) maintaining and improving the built environment, d) marketing and promoting the area, and e) cultivating core assets including art, music, culture, entrepreneurship, and diversity that continuously spur the community to thrive.
DEEP ELLUM FOUNDATION BOARD
President, Jon Hetzel
Vice President, Cash Harbaugh
Secretary, Rachel Triska
Treasurer, Brian Purcell
Jim Rogers, DECA Representative