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.”
The Baldwins believe that uniting the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools on one campus will provide enormous opportunities for the entire community. The significance for ESD’s youngest learners in a state-of-the-art facility is immense.
“ESD is such a big part of our lives, and we are thrilled to support its growth,” said Grant. “Rachel and I are former educators, and we have seen firsthand that the physical space in which children learn can be hugely impactful. We are so excited that our son will be able to experience several years in the new Lower School.”
Giving back is important to the Baldwins. Both Rachel and Grant are involved with several local organizations aimed at supporting the health, well-being, and education of children. With this gift, Grant and Rachel join several other alumni and their families who have given gifts to help build the new Lower School on Merrell Road.
Grant encourages others to do the same. “I hope all alumni eventually realize how important their parents, teachers, and school have been in crafting their knowledge, skills, and passions. Life is short, so make sure you thank and give back to those that gave you so much!”