The Comprehensive Campaign for The Episcopal School of Dallas


ESD is extremely fortunate to have the support of families whose leadership and generosity will encourage others.  We are incredibly grateful for the tireless efforts of our campaign co-chairs, Nita Clark and Suzanne McGee, and all of our volunteers. The forward-thinking philanthropy demonstrated by our volunteer leadership and our early donors is inspirational. Click here for Campaign Leadership and Constituent Teams.

On behalf of the entire community, thank you for your incredible efforts to ensure our gifted faculty and staff have the resources required to prepare our students for lives of intellectual discovery, integrity, and purpose. 

This is our Defining Decade. Together, we will make history.

Stories of 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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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."



We are grateful for the philanthropic leadership of the Perot Family whose $15 million gift to ESD's Lower School will serve our community for generations to come. Margot and Ross Perot Sr. with daughters and sons-in-law Suzanne and Patrick McGee, Nancy and Rod Jones, Carolyn and Karl Rathjen and Katherine and Eric Reeves each contributed $3 million. Read more here.


The anonymous donor will match every new or Annual Fund gift increase of $25 or more dollar for dollar, up to $5,000. 

Please click here to make your gift and go above and beyond today! 


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Lisa and Kenny Troutt generously donated $1.5 million for a facilities endowment that will ensure Troutt Fields remain ideal for our students and programs.