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

ESD ANNUAL FUND


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Where do ESD Annual Fund dollars go?

The ESD Annual 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 Annual Fund also enables the institution to offer financial aid opportunities that foster community.

Why should I support the ESD Annual 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 Annual 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 Annual 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 Annual 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 Annual 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 Annual Fund?

The Family of Funds is a subset of the ESD Annual 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 Annual 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
  • Financial Aid
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • Outdoor Education
  • Technology

MAKE A GIFT TO ESD TODAY!

If you have questions about the ESD Annual Fund, please contact Kam Bakewell at 214-353-5808 or bakewellk@esdallas.org.

Lower School

4344 Colgate Avenue
Dallas, Texas, 75225
214-353-5818

Middle & Upper School

4100 Merrell Road
Dallas, Texas, 75229
214-358-4368

Wolf Run Ranch

located near Anna, Texas

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