• Louise Wolff Kahn

    Louise Wolff Kahn was a Dallas philanthropist who lived her life as a dedicated volunteer and financial supporter for numerous Dallas arts, cultural, educational and health organizations. She was born October 5, 1910 in New York City. In 1931, she graduated  from Smith College in Northhampton, Massachusets. She moved to Dallas in 1937. That same year she married Edmund J. Kahn, a prominent businessman, civic leader, and philanthopist who preceded her death in 1984.

    Louise Kahn's business career was in retailing and interior design, but it was her volunteer work that brought her the most widespread recognition and admiration. According to those who knew her, fund-raising and community activist became professional careers to her She not only participated in and supported the organizations she personally held dear, but also helped smaller organizations develop successful fund raising programs and membership drives. 

    Louise Wolff Kahn's volunteer work spanned generations. Together, the Kahns donated millions of dolars to foster the arts and educations in Dallas. After Mr. Kahn's death, Louise continued to make generous financial gifts. Benefactors of the Kahns' generosity have included the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the  Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Public Library, Southern Methodist Universtiy, the Edmund J. Kahn Job Training Center at the Bill J. Priest Institute of Economic Development, and the East Dallas Community School. 

    Louise Wolff Kahn passed away on Novemember 27th, 1995. In keeping her commitment to community involvement, left the vast majority of her multimillion dollar estate to continue her supporst of the arts and education. 

    Louise Wolff Kahn Elementary School 

    Our school is proud to be named after such transending leader and philanthropist. Our doors opened August 18th, 1997. We are located in the heart of Oakcliff and we belong to the Sunset H.S. feeder pattern. We serve students from pre-k3 to sixth grade. Our school motto is to "Educate todays children for tomorrow's world".