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Giving

My mission is lofty, and my standards are extraordinary.

- ESD Manifesto

Thank you to the many who support The Episcopal School of Dallas. Through your contributions of time and talent, our talented teachers have access to resources required for an exemplary education, our community is strengthened, and our students flourish. 

Make an Annual Gift or Pledge Online

Ways to Give

Thank you for your support!

Cash

Checks may be sent by mail to:

The Episcopal School of Dallas
Attn: Office of Development
4100 Merrell Road
Dallas, Texas 75229

Phone

To make a gift or pledge over the phone please call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 214-353-5795.

Online Giving

To make a gift or pledge online, please use one of our two forms in the tabs above: Make an Annual Gift or Pledge Online and Others Gifts to the School. VISA and MasterCard are accepted forms of payment.

Transfer of Stock

The Office of Development can help you make a gift of mutual fund shares, closely held stock, or other forms of stock. Please click here to download detailed instructions for making your gift of stock to ESD. Call 214-353-5860 or email Gabrielle Griffin, Advancement Services Director, at griffing@esdallas.org for more information.

Planned Gifts

Planned Giving provides donors with the opportunity of making a larger gift than would otherwise be possible - and to create a legacy at ESD. Planned gifts can be made through your will, insurance or other financial instruments that meet your individual needs and circumstances.

Matching Gifts

Does your employer (or your spouse's employer) have a matching gift program? If so, you can ask your company to match your support for ESD. You can double or even triple the value of your donation simply by notifying your employer of your gift. ESD maintains a database of many matching gift companies. You may need to provide ESD’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) on the form. That number is 75-1451116. To see if your company is listed, click here.

The ESD Fund FAQ

ESD's highest giving priority is The ESD Fund as it serves as an integral part of the School's annual operating budget.

Please review the frequently asked questions below for more information. If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to Kam Bakewell, Director of Annual Giving and Special Projects. 

Where do The ESD Fund dollars go?

The ESD Fund is fundamental to the School’s operating budget each year. Therefore, dollars raised ensure that the school can attract and support excellent faculty and staff, offer dynamic programming, and allow students access to technology. In these ways, the funds help to maintain small classroom sizes and makes possible professional development opportunities for our faculty and staff. The ESD Fund also enables the institution to offer financial aid opportunities that foster community.

Why should I support The ESD Fund?

Your gift is both a symbol and a tangible vote of confidence. It enables the leadership of the school to move forward with plans for the year. When our entire community embraces participation and generosity, we create the ESD experience that we all value and treasure.

How does it fit into the ESD business model?

The ESD Fund offers a tax-deductible opportunity to augment tuition revenue that supports the school’s operating budget. It allows the ESD community—parents, alumni, faculty, staff, board members, grandparents and friends of all financial circumstances—the ability to support the life of the school. This is a common practice for most independent schools throughout the country and is becoming more valuable as we continue to face challenging economic times and rising expenses.

What is the difference between The ESD Fund and other fundraising efforts hosted by the Parents’ Association?

All giving to ESD is greatly appreciated and offers important support to various areas of school life. The ESD Fund is a budgeted fundraising priority of the school because it offers significant, unrestricted operating support to ESD on a yearly basis. Other fundraising efforts hosted by the Parents’ Association, Booster Club, and other parent volunteer groups raise restricted dollars for special projects to build community and offer other ways for families to give of their time and resources to the school. These donations are counted toward your total contribution to the school but do not count for participation in The ESD Fund.

Why give more this year than last year?

The Board of Directors and Head of School are committed to minimizing tuition increases while continuing to offer every student an excellent education. The majority of any school budget is applied to people and facility maintenance, leaving little flexibility due to those fixed costs. The cost of providing an excellent education continues to increase significantly, putting pressure on the budget. We ask those who can stretch to please do so, given that not everyone can due to their current circumstances.

What is the “Family of Funds” and how is it different from The ESD Fund?

The Family of Funds is a subset of The ESD Fund. We believe you want to know exactly what your gifts accomplish and how they will be directed to the School’s expenses. The Family of Funds provides the opportunity to match your personal philanthropic preferences to ESD’s operating budget. When you make a gift to The ESD Fund, you will the opportunity to direct that gift to one of the eight funds in the Family of Funds:

  • Where ESD needs it most
  • Academic Programs
  • Athletics
  • Faculty Professional Development
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • Outdoor Education
  • Technology
  • Tuition Assistance

Giving Societies

Our goal is to have every ESD community member demonstrate their support for our students and faculty through participation in the ESD Annual Fund. Together, we can ensure that our students receive the distinctive ESD programming that sets our school apart.

Only you know what a meaningful gift is to your family. Your participation at any level helps ensure the success of our campaign and communicates your commitment to sustaining and strengthening ESD for future generations.

SOCIETAS FIDELIUM

FOUNDERS’ CIRCLE* $50,000+

HEAD OF SCHOOL CIRCLE* $25,000 - $49,999

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE* $15,000 - $24,999

DEAN’S CIRCLE* $10,000 - $14,999

SOCIETY ’74

QUARRY CIRCLE* $5,000 - $9,999

SCHOLARS CIRCLE* $2,500 - $4,999

1974 CLUB* $1,974

ADDITIONAL GIVING LEVELS

COMMUNITY CLUB $500 - $1,973

FRIENDS CLUB $1 - $499

YOUNG ALUMNI GIVING LEVELS (2004-2019)

YOUNG ALUMNI LEADERSHIP CIRCLE* $250 & ABOVE

YOUNG EAGLES CLUB $100 - $249

Special Recognition

SOCIETAS FIDELIUM

Launched in 2019, The ESD Fund established Societas Fidelium (Society of Loyalty) to honor donors whose annual gifts help sustain ESD's mission. For inclusion, gifts must be made by November 1 of the giving school year.

SOCIETY ’74

Society '74, named in honor of the year ESD was founded, was launched in 2014 to recognize leadership annual giving to The ESD Fund.

Each spring, Head of School Dave Baad and the Chair of the Board of Directors honors Society ’74 donors at a special reception in honor of leadership giving.

Comprehensive Campaign

Together, We Will

Endowment: Sustain Our Mission

Imagine ESD’s continued trajectory with a substantially stronger endowment. Your investment in endowment will secure ESD’s Mission for generations to come.

With Lower School and the unification of all three divisions on one campus now complete, our campaign focus shifts to the need for endowment.

Through the generosity of community members, already 36 new endowed funds have been established as of June 30, 2018, we now have a total of endowed funds of 100

Great schools rely on endowment funding to maintain exceptional outcomes for students.

For more information, please contact Denis Stokes, Chief Advancement Officer.

Endowment Priorities 

New Lower School: Unite Our Community

Many thanks to all who helped make this vision a reality! 

Together, we did! 

Donor Stories

Other Gifts to the School

Thank you for your support of the people, programs, and Mission of The Episcopal School of Dallas.

If you would like to make a gift online, please use the form below.
For all other inquires, please contact Denis Stokes, Chief Advancement Officer.

Online General Giving Form

Volunteer at ESD

Volunteers are essential to school life and are valued members of the ESD community.

Volunteering is a great way to get to know the faculty and staff and your child’s classmates and see ESD in action. There are many opportunities to get involved from staffing the concession stand at a football game to chairing the school carnival. Whatever your talent or passion and no matter your available time commitment, we are thankful for your support! 

Parents' Association

Purpose: To foster a welcoming and inclusive community for all ESD families, the ESDPA is the umbrella for all parent-led activities

Dads' Partnership

Purpose: To promote activities involving dads and children, this inclusive organization is dedicated to honoring God by fostering positive relationships with their children, the ESD community, and the community at large.

ESD Booster Club

Purpose: To strengthen community camaraderie and nurture students’ physical well-being through athletics and wellness.

ESD Alumni Association

Purpose: To develop lifelong and mutually beneficial relationships, The Episcopal School of Dallas Alumni Association engages former students and graduates with programs and opportunities to remain engaged in the life of their School.

Fine Arts Network (FAN)

Purpose: To nurture an appreciation for the visual and performing arts within The Episcopal School of Dallas community.

The ESD Fund

Purpose: To support the School’s annual operating budget, The ESD Fund provides financial resources that help make our academic and co-curricular programs extraordinary. The ESD Fund depends upon participation by families, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Meet the Team

Denis Stokes

Denis Stokes

Chief Advancement Officer
Kam Bakewell

Kam Bakewell

Director of Annual Giving and Special Projects
Megan Boyd '09

Megan Boyd '09

Director of Alumni Relations & Gift Officer and Cheerleading Program Director
Carol Bergman

Carol Bergman

Campaign Manager
Gabrielle Griffin

Gabrielle Griffin

Advancement Services Manager
Bilen Kassa

Bilen Kassa

Gift Entry and Donor Records Coordinator
Kamaile Frank

Kamaile Frank

Development Assistant
Mary Beth Weinberger

Mary Beth Weinberger

Parents' Association Liaison