The education grants Marcus Hiles has provided are just a part of over twenty years of contributions and charity work he has offered to the area charter schools in some of the largest metropolitan areas in Texas, including Dallas. Marcus Hiles’ keen knowledge of the challenges young people face in urban environments rise from his humble upbringing as the son of an inner-city minister. Hiles has experienced the value of giving firsthand and has felt the powerful impact a strong community and good education can have. With a vow to improve people’s lives if given the chance, Marcus went on to graduate from Pepperdine and Rice Universities and become a successful real estate entrepreneur and developer. He now feels fortunate to see his promise through to fruition through annual K-12 grants that will aid students and teachers in fulfilling their academic and professional goals.