DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prominent real estate mogul devoted to generously giving back to the community, Marcus Hiles has always taken a firm stand for helping children from less advantaged families receive the highest quality of education, with no discrimination to their socioeconomic background. Hiles personally donated over 3,000 backpacks - filled with binders, pencils, note cards and other school supplies - to children in need throughout the Dallas/Forth Worth area.
Charitable actions akin to Hiles’ have become increasingly vital in recent years, following the 2011 decision by the state Legislature to cut $5.4 billion in education funding. Hit the hardest by the cuts were schools in low-income communities, where minimal property taxes were unable to compensate for the budget loss. These schools have since lost an average of 12 percent of their full-time teachers, leaving students overcrowded and with less individual attention. The New York Times reported the state of Texas considered 66 percent of students in the Dallas district at considerable risk of dropping out, and Marcus Hiles believes the city’s youth must be afforded better opportunities. “For these children hailing from lower income families, a quality education plays a pivotal role in improving social mobility,” Hiles elaborated. “Kindergarten through 6th grade is essential to the next generation’s success.”
Marcus Hiles is a renowned real estate investor and the CEO & Chairman of Western Rim Property Services, Texas’ leading supplier of affordable luxury apartments and townhomes. Hiles’ urban upbringing led to a passion for philanthropy, and he has worked hard to alleviate hardships for economically disadvantaged women and children. Hiles’ charitable works include over $2.5 million in donations to education initiatives, the construction of two large churches, and the improvement of public parks, lakes, streams and green spaces throughout Texas.
About Western Rim Property Services:
Western Rim Property Services, Inc. develops, owns, and manages apartment homes in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, New Braunfels, San Antonio, and Houston, Texas. Known to offer a contemporary, high quality and luxurious lifestyle to its residents, the firm’s mission is simple: build the highest quality homes in the very best locations, maximizing views with signature amenities, in superior school districts. This assures a rapid lease-up and excellent customer acceptance.