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LELAND FIKES FOUNDATION. The Leland Fikes Foundation was incorporated in 1952 in Dallas. It was named for Leland Fikes, an oil executive, real estate owner, and philanthropist. The foundation supports organizations with an interest in health, medical research, education, arts and culture, population and family planning, environment and conservation, human services, and public enlightenment. Most grants are made to Dallas institutions. The foundation reported assets of over $49 million in 1992 with an income of over $5 million. Major gifts were made in support of education and research, and Lee Fikes was president.

Art Leatherwood

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