Austin Business Journal

He doesn’t talk about it publically. And neither does his wife.  But by pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into the Austin economy during its relatively short history, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation has created a legacy that will linger for generations to come.

Lisa Rodman, founder of the Austin philanthropic advisory firm Rodman & Associates and a former CEO of the HeartGift Foundation, said the Dells have brought a maturity to the local charitable community that didn’t exist previously.

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