There is more to a family’s financial security than steady work in a good-paying job. There is an equal need to ensure the safety and well-being of children, and this has prompted Marcus Hiles to make significant contributions to meal programs, as well as donations of more than a quarter million dollars to urban after school programs in Texas. In order to lay the groundwork for success for future generations of the state’s young women, Hiles has donated 200 new DELL computers and monitors for students’ use in urban Texas areas. The real estate developer’s dedication to helping women and children improve their lives is unwavering. Indeed, Hiles’ own modest upbringing – a time when buying a donut or an ice cream cone was a special treat – lit a passionate fire for philanthropy and ensuring that women who are less fortunate can create bright futures for themselves and their families.