Businessman Roland Parrish who owns 27 McDonald’s in Dallas recently made a huge donation to bolster education as a way of giving God’s blessings back to the community according to a NBC 5 DFW article from February 10 which reports,
“Roland Parrish has given millions to help further the education of young people. Especially those in under-represented communities.
“My ministry is to help people. Just to help people. That’s what I want to do. I think that God has offered me and given me blessings so that I can continue to help people,” Parrish said. “It’s not a sprint. It’s a marathon what I did. It was hard work and blue-collar work ethic I learned from my parents.”
“I guess it’s what they call a socioeconomic challenged community, but that is the kind of community I came from,” Parrish said.
Through the years, he has used his business savvy and success to help the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders.”
However the CEO of Parrish Restaurants Ltd., gives out his donations through the programs and competitions he himself initiates as what happened between the football game between Duncanville and Skyline according to a NBC 5 news article from January 31. In it they say,
North Texas entrepreneur and philanthropist Roland Parrish got super creative when he wanted to do something good for local high school band programs.
“This started after I went to a football game between Skyline and Duncanville. I’ve been very involved with Dallas ISD and I know that most of their extracurriculars would gladly take a boost in their treasury,” Parrish said. “So I thought it would be great to give a contribution to various bands. So that lead to the discussion with my team about hosting a battle of the bands.”
The band who won the said competition and took home the title was the Red Army from Cedar Hill High School.