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A Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Ages 3 Through Grade 12

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Newsom Family Gift Supports Commitment to Study of Religion and Social Justice
Posted 01/02/2018 02:00PM

 

The​ ​Episcopal​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Dallas​ ​is​ ​pleased​ ​to​ ​announce​ ​a​ ​new​ ​endowment​ ​fund established​ ​by​ ​Shannon​ ​and​ ​Andrew​ ​Newsom.​ ​The​ ​Newsom​ ​Family​ ​Gift​ ​is​ ​a​ ​designated fund ​designed to provide financial support for a speakers' program in Religious Life, addressing topics in the areas of religious and social thought, faith, and social justice.


"Our​ ​gift​ ​to​ ​ESD's​ ​endowment​ ​is​ ​the​ ​first​ ​major​ ​gift​ ​that​ ​we​ ​have​ ​made​ ​as​ ​a​ ​family," said​ ​Shannon​ ​Newsom.​ ​"We​ ​have​ ​supported​ ​our​ ​church​ ​and​ ​different​ ​nonprofits​ ​over the​ ​years,​ ​both​ ​personally​ ​and professionally through​ ​our​ ​family​ ​business​ ​Wisteria,​ ​but​ ​we​ ​have​ ​never made​ ​a​ ​focused,​ ​multi-year​ ​gift​ ​like​ ​the​ ​one​ ​we​ ​are​ ​making​ ​to​ ​ESD."


Quality​ ​education​ ​has​ ​long​ ​been​ ​a​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Newsom​ ​family.​ ​The​ ​impetus​ ​of​ ​this gift​ ​was​ ​their​ ​love​ ​and​ ​appreciation​ ​for​ ​ESD's​ ​Mission,​ ​faculty,​ ​and​ ​school​ ​leadership. Pragmatically,​ ​the​ ​Newsom​ ​gift​ ​benefits​ ​each​ ​of​ ​ESD's​ ​Founding​ ​Tenets:​ ​Daily Chapel,​ ​Community,​ ​Ethical​ ​Decision​ ​Making,​ ​and​ ​Service​ ​to​ ​Others.


"The​ ​school​ ​is​ ​our​ ​community​ ​in​ ​Dallas,​ ​our​ ​closest​ ​circle​ ​of​ ​friends​ ​and​ ​family," Shannon​ ​added.​ ​"We​ ​hope​ ​our​ ​gift,​ ​even​ ​if​ ​just​ ​in​ ​a​ ​small​ ​way,​ ​contributes​ ​to​ ​ESD's mission​ ​to​ ​ignite​ ​lives​ ​of​ ​purpose​ ​by​ ​connecting​ ​global thought leaders with students,​ ​teachers,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​wider Dallas​ ​community​."​ ​
 

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