Susan Dell

Founder, Board Chair

A mother of four, Susan is the driving force behind the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s health and education initiatives to positively impact the lives of urban children around the world. Additionally, she serves as a trustee of the Children’s Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas and is a board member of the Cooper Institute in Dallas. An elite-level athlete who competes in marathons, triathlons, and cycling races, Susan was also a member of the President’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports. Susan holds a degree in fashion merchandising and design from Arizona State University.

Michael Dell


Michael Dell is the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Dell, the company he founded with $1000 in 1984 at the age of 19. Notably quoted as saying that “technology is about enabling human potential,” Michael’s vision of how technology should be designed, manufactured and sold forever changed the IT industry. In 1992, Michael became the youngest CEO ever to earn a ranking on the Fortune 500.

Today, Dell Inc. is composed of more than 100,000 team members who serve the IT needs of global corporations, small and medium businesses, governments, healthcare providers, educational institutions and home computing users. From PCs to the infrastructure, software and services that power the world’s most complex data centers and cloud computing environments, Dell’s broad range of IT services and solutions has helped millions of customers around the world achieve the outcomes that are most important to them.

In 1998, Michael formed MSD Capital, and in 1999, he and his wife established the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to provide philanthropic support to a variety of global causes.

Michael is an honorary member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and is an executive committee member of the International Business Council. He is also a member of the Technology CEO Council, the U.S. Business Council and the Business Roundtable. He serves on the governing board of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India and is a board member of Catalyst.

Dr. Alexander Dell

Board Member

Dr. Alexander Dell ran a private orthodontic practice in Houston, Texas from 1964-1998. He received his B.S. from City College of New York in 1955; his D.D.S. from Columbia University’s School of Dental & Oral Surgery in 1959; and his MS in Orthodontics from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1964. Dr. Dell is a Diplomate of the America Board of Orthodontics.