The Comprehensive Campaign for The Episcopal School of Dallas

The Episcopal School of Dallas


Together, We Will.

Together, We Will Reach Our Goals.





ESD is on a remarkable trajectory. As we continue to establish our strong position among older peer schools, now is the time to build an endowment that reflects this position and ensures critical long-term support for our students, faculty, and programs. It is our responsibility to provide the financial stewardship needed to secure the Hallmarks of an ESD Education, and establish our legacy among the nation’s finest independent schools.

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Lower School




We have listened to our community, and what we’ve heard is clear: bringing the Lower School to our Merrell Road campus deserves our immediate and full attention. Our new Lower School will provide our youngest students and their teachers with innovative learning spaces and countless avenues for collaboration and shared resources. It will stand as a giant first step in fulfilling our shared vision for the School’s future.

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17-18 Annual Fund




The Annual Fund ensures the best possible educational experience today. This year, an anonymous donor will match any new or gift increase of $25 - $5,000 dollar for dollar.

Already, 100 percent of our teachers and Alumni Association Board have given to the 2017-18 Annual Fund. They go above and beyond each day. Won't you please join them?

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This Is Our Defining Moment.

Together, We Will Impact Today and Tomorrow.

Stories of Impact and Gratitude

Lovitt Family Gift Honors Impact of the ESD Education

The Episcopal School of Dallas is thankful to announce a gift by current and alumni parents Alexandra and Matt Lovitt. The Lovitt Family gift supports the building of the new Lower School on the Merrell Road Campus. The Lovitts also serve as parent volunteers for the campaign.

While fully prepared for academic and intellectual success, the Lovitts believe students who graduate from ESD gain much more. "ESD blends a faith-based education with a focus on the whole child," said Dr. Lovitt. "Young adults who graduate from ESD are well rounded, polite, well spoken, and well read."

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Lear Gift Fuels ESD's Ability to Ignite Lives of Purpose

The Episcopal School of Dallas is honored to announce a campaign contribution from Laura and Rick Lear, who also serve as the lead volunteers for the Lower School Parent Constituency Team. The Lear Family gift helps provide the capital necessary to build the new Lower School on the Merrell Road Campus.

“The experiences of our children inspired us to contribute our time and resources to this campaign,” said Rick Lear. “They are happy, confident, and well adjusted. They love learning and are surrounded and supported by the ESD community.”

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Gray Family Makes Lower School Gift to Demonstrate Support of Children, ESD Teachers, and the Future

The Episcopal School of Dallas is glad to announce a multi-year campaign gift by Lower School parents Christina and Greg Gray. The Gray Family gift helps fund the building of the new Lower School on the Merrell Road Campus.

"When we returned to Dallas from overseas, we were drawn to the ESD community and the School's excellent reputation," Greg Gray said. "We feel ESD is unique in being focused, yet balanced. ESD maintains its focus on rigorous academic standards and excellence while balancing a strong sense of community, faith-based education, the arts, and competitive athletics."

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Searcy Endowment "Pays It Forward" for Talented Students

The Episcopal School of Dallas is grateful to announce a generous gift from Ginny and Conner Searcy that will further fund the Searcy Family Endowed Scholarship. This fund provides tuition assistance for qualified students who would not otherwise be able to afford an ESD education.
"Both of our mothers were teachers who taught us the life changing impact of education as well as the importance of paying forward what others had done for us," Conner Searcy said of himself and his wife, Ginny. "We knew that once we were capable, we would we make this ideal a priority."
The Searcy family began the Searcy Scholar program in December 2009 to allow more students access to ESD's faith-based mission, focus on the family, and emphasis on the whole child. 

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Yandell Becomes First Alumnus to Establish Endowment

The Episcopal School of Dallas is proud to announce our first endowment fund established by an alumnus. Mr. Pitts Yandell ’87 and Mrs. Kelly Yandell have established the Yandell Family Endowment to make certain the education that Pitts received and their daughter, Lily Yandell ’21, is receiving continues in perpetuity.
“We believe that Lily, and the educators who are guiding her through this valuable period of her life, are utterly worth the investment,” explained Pitts Yandell, of his family’s decision to establish the endowment. “We enjoy knowing that the investment will outlive our family’s time at ESD and will serve the community long into the future, ensuring that the children who attend in the years to come will have access to the same caliber of instruction as Lily and I have enjoyed.”

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