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Together, We Will.

Together, We Will Reach Our Goals.

Together, We Will Impact Today and Tomorrow.

Stories of Impact and Gratitude

Current Parent Establishes Named Endowment— Langston Family

Maggie and Greg Langston P' 18, '19, '22, '25 speak to supporting ESD's endowment:

What inspired your family to make a gift to The Campaign for The Episcopal School of Dallas?

How could we not show our gratitude to a school which catered to the personalities and needs of each of our four children? Lauchlin, Story, Carson, and Vaughn each have had a unique and rewarding ESD journey. We want to make ESD strong - in anticipation of all future Langstons!

What appealed to you about giving to the endowment?

Building the endowment guarantees the future of ESD. Our hope is that a diploma from ESD increases in value. By investing in the future of the school, we protect the reputation and prestige of our own children's education and that of future students.

Please describe the purpose of your endowment fund -

Our endowment fund will be unrestricted. We want the funds generated to best serve ESD's needs each year.

What advice would you offer to inspire others to consider establishing an endowment fund?

Looking to the future, when our children tell a prospective employer they attended ESD, we want the school to be as distinguished as or stronger than today. Costs will continue to rise. A vibrant endowment will ensure the school's ability to continue on an upward climb.

Board Member, Alumni Parents Supports ESD Endowment

Caren and Pete Kline – alumni parents (Catherine ’11, Christina ‘14) and Caren a current Board Member – establish an endowment fund with their gift to the campaign, Together, We Will.

What inspired your family to make a gift to The Campaign for The Episcopal School of Dallas?

ESD has had a lifetime impact on both of our daughters and we feel strongly that the school should be supported in order to impact future generations.

What appealed to you about giving to the endowment?

A strong endowment is instrumental for a private school to be among the best in our community. We wanted our gift to help ESD build its endowment funds to provide resources for needs that are not covered by tuition.

Please describe the purpose of your endowment fund:

We chose to make our endowment unrestricted so ESD could respond to whatever the highest priorities are at any time in the future.

What advice would you offer to inspire others to consider establishing an endowment fund?

Your children's education lasts a lifetime. There is no better way to thank ESD for giving them such a wonderful head start on life than to provide an endowment gift that will perpetually do the same for future generations.

Current ESD Parents Support Endowment: Willingham Family

April and John Willingham P’25 speak to the importance of endowment:

What inspired your family to make a gift to The Campaign for The Episcopal School of Dallas?

Our family loves ESD. We are proud to be a part of this school community and want to see it continue to grow and prosper.

What appealed to you about giving to the endowment?

A strong endowment fund plays a vital role in the future of ESD and we wanted to do our part to sustain the School now and going forward. 

Please describe the purpose of your endowment fund -

Our endowment generates unrestricted support allowing ESD to allocate the resources where they need it most.

What advice would you offer to inspire others to consider establishing an endowment fund?

A stronger endowment will ensure that ESD has the latest resources and capabilities to continue to provide a top tier education for its students.

Grandparent Supports ESD Endowment

Clementine “Clem” Lear GP’24, ’26, ‘28, ‘31 is proud to support the ESD Endowment.

What inspired your family to make a gift to The Campaign for The Episcopal School of Dallas?

I am so proud of my son and daughter-in-law who are serving on the Campaign Committee and wanted to support their efforts. Most importantly, I wanted to honor my four grandsons who are blessed to be ESD students.

What appealed to you about giving to the endowment?

It was important to me to give to the endowment fund which will have a long-lasting impact on students’ lives.

Please describe the purpose of your endowment gift.

The funds generated from my gift are unrestricted to allow ESD the flexibility to invest in top priority needs such as tuition assistance and innovative opportunities.

What advice would you offer to inspire others to consider establishing an endowment fund?

An endowment is a way to provide a long-lasting impact for a specific cause rather than “bricks and mortar” which is certainly important but not financially feasible for everyone.

Multigenerational Gift from Alumnus and Family Endows Student Investment Fund

Wendy and Edward Oglesby '90, Peggy and Richard Allison, Holly and John Oglesby

What inspired your family to make a gift to The Campaign for The Episcopal School of Dallas?

After the death of Bud Oglesby (Peggy’s husband and father of John and Edward), we established a fund at the University of Texas Architecture School to provide an annual travel grant for a deserving architecture student. We all shared a profound sense of regret that we hadn't done it while Bud was still alive and could have enjoyed seeing the impact of the modern version of the travel award to Scandinavia he had won that had been such a formative event in his life and career. Thus we decided to make this gift now. Peggy, who has loved math all her life, is fascinated by the stock market and has managed the family's investments for some 50 years. The Oglesby/Allison Student Managed Investment Fund is an avenue for students to participate firsthand in that world. With Edward an alumnus and current parent and Peggy an early board member, ESD was the proper place.

What appealed to you about giving to the endowment?

We wanted the student fund to be an opportunity for students now and on into the future. Giving to the endowment was the only way to ensure that this donation would continue providing benefits perpetually.

Please describe the purpose of your endowment fund:

The most important purpose is for students to learn about, and become comfortable with, making decisions about investments. The payout from the Oglesby/Allison Student Managed Investment Fund will be split between the general operating needs of the school and the enrichment of the math department.

What advice would you offer to inspire others to consider establishing an endowment fund?

Speaking from our own experience, don’t wait - do it now so that you can witness the effects over time of your donation.

THIS IS OUR DEFINING DECADE.