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.

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18-19 The ESD Fund




The ESD Fund ensures the best possible educational experience today. Through the resources provided, it ensures that ESD can fulfill its Mission to prepare young people for lives of intellectual discovery, integrity, and purpose.

Please click here to make a gift to The ESD Fund.

This Is Our Defining Moment.

Together, We Will Impact Today and Tomorrow.

Stories of Impact and Gratitude

Baldwins Make Gift with Gratitude for ESD's Impact on Learning

The Episcopal School of Dallas is pleased to announce a Lower School campaign gift from Rachel and Grant Baldwin ‘99. Grant is the current president of the Alumni Association Board, and Rachel is active in the Parents’ Association, now serving as the chairperson for welcoming new families into the ESD community. Their son, Will, is a member of ESD’s kindergarten class.

“ESD's focus on educating the whole child really resonates with our family,” said Rachel. “Given the fast-paced nature of the world today, ESD is unique in its approach, simultaneously providing a great education, nurturing each child's interests and abilities, and prioritizing time to reflect and grow as balanced students and citizens.”

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Briner Family Makes Gift to Unite ESD's Divisions on One Campus

The Episcopal School of Dallas is thankful to announce a gift by Caycie and Briggs Briner, parents of fourth grader Brant and seventh grader Briggs. Kinsley will join her brothers as an Eagle next year in the 2018-19 Kindergarten class. The Briner Family gift supports the building of the new Lower School on the Merrell Road Campus.

The Briners believe what sets ESD apart from other schools is its unique blend of faith, community, and academics. The integration is critical to their family.

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Munir Family Honors Alumni Roots with Lower School Gift

The Episcopal School of Dallas is proud to announce a gift to the new Lower School from Michael Munir '92 and his wife, Debbie. The Munirs are parents of Sarah '26 and Ethan.

"Being an alum and a parent, I have always wanted to see Father Swann's vision for the school realized," said Michael. "Having the entire student body on one campus will truly make our community feel whole."

Both Debbie and Michael actively volunteer at the school. Michael is on the Board of Directors and serves on the Design and Construction Committee. Michael said ESD is a special place that shouldn't be forgotten even after one graduates.

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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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Together, we will.