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Mr. Donald Zale

Wrong Donald Zale?


Capitol Entertainment, a Blockbuster Franchise

Employment History

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Owning a Tanning Salon | Palm Beach Tan, 6 April 2014 [cached]
In 2003, Donald Zale, former President & CEO of Zales Jewelers, bought Palm Beach Tan's first franchise. His well-known business philosophy: do whatever it takes to attract and retain customers. ¹ A lucrative, high-margin business, the current indoor tanning industry is comparable to the independently run, single-unit operators of video rental stores two decades ago.
Mr. Oppenheimer was impressed by the ... [cached]
Mr. Oppenheimer was impressed by the enormous size and the color of the rough stone, but however decided to sell the diamond to Donald Zale, Chairman of the Board of the Zale Corporation, the Dallas based jewelry store chain.
Donald Zale purchased the diamond in partnership with two other prominent diamond dealers of New York, Marvin Samuels of the Premier Gem Corporation, and Louis Glick. | Dallas-Fort Worth | Business, 19 April 2003 [cached]
Early centers were founded by retail companies donating funds with a challenge to the universities to do something for the industry, as jeweler Donald Zale of Irving-based Zale Corp. did in 1980 with Texas A&M.
» AVANCE-National Returns to Dallas Where Program Began in 1972, 6 April 2014 [cached]
Donald Zale, Director and Chairman Emeritus of the M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation, told guests during the tour, “AVANCE has certainly gone much farther than we deserve credit for. It’s doing its own thing and doing it very well.� | News for Dallas, Texas | Business Columnist Robert Miller, 12 Feb 2004 [cached]
Dallas businessman and philanthropist Donald Zale recently received an honorary doctorate from Texas A&M University, which he attended for three years before returning to Dallas to be near his ailing mother.
He later graduated from Southern Methodist University.
Mr. Zale has been a longtime supporter of higher education, principally through his chairmanship of the M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation, the charitable organization founded by his parents that emphasizes education.
He and his family funded various programs at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, including the establishment of minority scholarships.
Mr. Zale also helped conceive and fund the Zale Lipshy University Hospital at UT Southwestern and chaired its board for a number of years.
At Texas A&M, he established the Center for Retailing Studies, which is now supported by more than 60 companies.
Mr. Zale worked for the Zale Corp., founded by his father, for 35 years, rising to chairman and chief executive.
After the company was sold in 1986, he started Capitol Entertainment, one of Blockbuster's largest franchises, and NewCourse Capital, an investment firm.
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