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.

Learn more about endowment at ESD.


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.

Explore our innovative new Lower School floor plans.

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?

Please click here to go above and beyond.

This Is Our Defining Moment.

Together, We Will Impact Today and Tomorrow.

Stories of Impact and Gratitude

ESD Honors Hobson Support with Honorary Naming of Head of School Position

The Episcopal School of Dallas proudly announces a lead gift from current parents Ann and Lee Hobson in support of The Campaign – Together, We Will. The Hobson Family gift provides significant support for each of the Campaign's objectives – uniting our campus, building the School's endowment, and sustaining ESD's excellence through the Annual Fund.

The Hobsons, who pledged their support very early in the campaign, match six others with the largest single gift from a family to The Episcopal School of Dallas. Their contributions to all of the campaign components emphatically signify their support of ESD's impact, now and for generations to come, on individual students and the community as a whole. In addition to their financial support, the Hobsons have served ESD in many voluntary capacities, including Ann Hobson's most recent service to ESD's Board of Directors and Lee's service as a trustee on the ESD Endowment Trust.

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ESD's Commitment to Founding Tenets Motivates Grandparents to Support Campaign

The Episcopal School of Dallas is honored to announce a campaign contribution from grandparents Linda and John McFarland, current parents Reggie and John McFarland '91, and David McFarland '94. The McFarland Family gift helps provide the capital necessary to build the new Lower School on the Merrell Road Campus.

Linda and John McFarland are the lead volunteers for the Grandparent Constituency Team and have served ESD in many roles over the years; Linda served as a member of the ESD Board of Directors, while John served years ago on the St. Michael's School Board of Directors. They believe that ESD's unwavering commitment to its Episcopal Identity and Founding Tenets is what differentiates the School from others.

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Alumni Parents Honor the Impact of ESD Education, Then and Now

The Episcopal School of Dallas is honored to announce a $500,000 campaign gift by alumni parents Caroline and David Hundley. Hal Hundley '10 began at ESD in fifth grade; older brother Will Hundley '05 started in high school. The Hundley gift helps fund the building of the new Lower School on the Merrell Road Campus.

The Hundleys, who serve as Campaign Constituent Chairs for Alumni Parents, were inspired to give because of what the ESD experience has made possible for their boys, then and now. "Our gift to ESD acknowledges the good experiences and excellent academic preparation our children received," Caroline Hundley said. "We were most inspired to give to honor the values and discipline they learned that allows them to succeed in life."

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Young Alum Makes Gift to Ensure the ESD Experience Continues and Grows

The Episcopal School of Dallas is thankful to announce a gift by ESD Alumni Relations Officer Megan Boyd '09. Her gift of $1,000 supports the building of the new Lower School on the Merrell Road Campus

"To be a part of the amazing things that ESD is accomplishing is a blessing and this gift was a way for me to give back to the place that has given me so much," Megan Boyd, Class of 2009, said. "I firmly believe in ESD's Mission and our community is unmatched. ESD is such an outstanding environment to grow up in, and it has played a huge role in my life."


The Rogers Family Gift Will Serve the Heart of the Lower School

As the designs are finalized for the new Lower School, The Episcopal School of Dallas is excited to reveal the Community Staircase made possible by a generous $2,000,000 gift from Maleiah and Ryan Rogers. 

"ESD's academic rigor, fused with daily worship in a co-ed environment, is exactly what we wanted for our daughter's education," said the Rogers. "We want ESD to continue to improve and attract the best faculty and students."

The staircase, which lies in the heart of the building, is much more than a simple thoroughfare. It is a unique, multi-use feature originating on the second floor. Here, the entire Lower School, Beginner through fourth grade and their teachers, can gather for a performance or presentation, and students may collaborate or work in groups of various sizes.

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Together, we will.