Fort Worth Country Day: Forward Together
Fort Worth Country Day: Forward Together
Fort Worth Country Day: Forward Together
Fort Worth Country Day: Forward Together
Fort Worth Country Day: Forward Together
Fort Worth Country Day: Forward Together
Fort Worth Country Day: Forward Together
Fort Worth Country Day: Forward Together
Fort Worth Country Day: Forward Together

Fort Worth Country Day: Forward Together

As we enter the final phase of our Forward Together campaign, we want to thank those who came before for providing the foundation and foresight to make Fort Worth Country Day the flagship JK-12 co-ed independent school in Fort Worth. We are honored to be able to pick up the torch to carry us into our next 60 years and truly grateful for all the generous donors who have contributed to the success of this campaign to date. Lower School Groundbreaking Ceremony

We're now asking all FWCD constituents to consider making a gift to help us finish out our campaign goals. Thank you for joining with us as we enter the next 60 years "Forward Together.

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To carry forward the legacy of our Founders, it is now time to expand and further fortify the School’s financial future. This involves bolstering our endowment and improving our academic and athletic facilities to create educational environments that not only meet but exceed current and future academic standards. 


Pledge payment options — Five (5) year pledge period

Gift Amount 5-year pledge Annual pledge payments (5 payments) 5-year pledge Quarterly pledge payments (20 payments) 5-year pledge Monthly payments (60 payments) 
$500,000$100,000$25,000$8,333
$350,000$70,000$17,500$5,834
$250,000$50,000$12,500$4,167
$100,000$20,000$5,000$1,667
$50,000$10,000$2,500$833
$25,000$5,000$1,250$417

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For more information about making a gift, establishing a new fund, contributing to an established fund, taking advantage of a naming opportunity or maximizing a gift’s potential by combining resources with other Falcons, contact Sandra Tuomey, Director of Advancement, at [email protected] or 817.302.3223.


Lower School Naming Opportunities

SpaceNaming GiftReservedAvailable
Library$2,500,000Reserved  
Grade 1 & 2 Wing $5,000,000 Yes 
Grade 3 & 4 Wing$5,000,000 Yes
Classrooms$350,0003 Reserved 13 Available 
Entry$1,000,000Reserved  
Commons$2,500,000 Yes 
Collaboratory$550,000Reserved  
Science Specialty Classrooms $550,0002 Reserved  
Small Group Rooms$150,0001 Reserved 2 Available 
Counselor Office $125,000 Yes
Academic Support Offices$150,0002 Reserved  
Conference Room $250,000Reserved  
Offices$125,000 2 Available 
Administration Suite $1,000,000Reserved  
Break Room$100,000Reserved  
Nurse Office $75,000Reserved  
Outdoor Classrooms $250,0002 Reserved  
Story Tree Patio $2,000,000 Yes 
Butterfly Garden $200,000Reserved 
Fireplace $500,000 Yes 

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Letter from Co-Chair William Butler ’96

Campaign Co-Chair William Butler ’96

Dear Fort Worth Country Day Families and Friends,

As we mark the 60th anniversary of our beloved school, we find ourselves reflecting on our visionary Founders, rich history, time-honored traditions, distinguished faculty and staff, remarkable students, and loyal alumni who are leaders in their fields. The past six decades have witnessed the formation and evolution of Fort Worth Country Day into the community’s leading private school, and the contributions of past donors have played an instrumental role in shaping our institution.

We have much to be proud of as we celebrate our first 60 years and plan for the next 60. To that end, October 6, 2023, marks a new chapter in Fort Worth Country Day’s history as we publicly launch the Forward Together Comprehensive Campaign. This fundraising effort will enhance FWCD’s ability to continue providing leading educational programs within the best facilities supported by an outstanding faculty to achieve academic excellence both now and in the future.

I have the honor of serving as Co-Chair of this campaign and with the momentous support and commitment of 170 leadership donors so far, we have already received over $31 million in gifts to advance the goals of this fundraising effort. These include the athletic track and field enhancements already completed; the construction of a new Lower School, which is about to begin; and further bolstering of our already substantial endowment fund.

This support has been largely generated from within our Falcon School community, including our current parents, many of whom are also proud alumni, and a new generation of donors who wish to make a difference at our school and continue the positive impact of FWCD’s education on our students and the Fort Worth community.

Fort Worth Country Day is more than just a school.  This place is home; it’s family. It is where I met my lovely wife, Anjie (Landreth) Butler ’94 and where her parents, Gail (Widmer) ’69 and Bill Landreth ’67 also met in the early days of the school and had the foresight to send her and her siblings here. My father, Geoff Butler H’98, served as Head of School from 1987-96. Our children, Ward ’24 and Adelaide ’26, now attend along with their cousins. There are many similar stories to ours. It is now our privilege to ensure that FWCD continues to thrive for generations to come.

While we have made great progress in our fundraising so far, we have more work to do and need everyone’s support. I invite the campus community and beyond to join us as we write Fort Worth Country Day’s next chapter. We are now focused on fulfilling the funding for our new Lower School and increasing gifts to our endowment.  Every dollar you give or pledge makes a difference and brings us closer to our goal. Your donation to the Forward Together Campaign is an investment in the future potential of our school. Together, we can inspire the generations to come.

We have all been fortunate to be the beneficiaries of those who’ve donated in the past. It is now incumbent on our generation to step up and play our part to secure the future of our school and further preserve its legacy that means so much to us all, so those in the future can benefit as well. 

Sincerely,
William Butler ’96
Forward Together Comprehensive Campaign Co-chair


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From Here, Anywhere …
Forward Together

Fort Worth Country Day’s Forward Together Comprehensive Campaign supports a bold vision that, when achieved, will connect the School’s initial 60 years with the next 60, creating a lasting, vibrant and inclusive community and campus with programs, faculty and facilities that inspire engagement, excellence and a sense of belonging. 

A Comprehensive Campaign is one of the most important ways any school at any time over the history of independent schools has been able to take themselves forward.

—Eric Lombardi, Head of School

Goals and Priorities

Fort Worth Country Day aims to meet the long-term needs of our students and our city by providing the Best Teachers, Best Teaching, and Best Teaching and Learning Environment. Achieving these priorities will ensure FWCD’s ability to continue delivering leading-edge education, which is essential for the development of future leaders for our community, our city and our country.  

Built upon the School’s strategic plan and campus master plan, the Forward Together campaign encompasses four distinct priorities, each supporting the FWCD’s mission and each meeting critical goals that serve our students, families, faculty and the city of Fort Worth. The priorities are:

  • Endowment for Sustainability - $8 million
  • Lower School New Construction - $25 million
  • Athletic Fields Enhancement - $3.5 million (funded)
  • FWCD Fund - $4.5 million 

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FWCD – A School of Significance 

The Forward Together Comprehensive Campaign provides the means to ensure Fort Worth Country Day continues to fulfill its mission set forth in 1963 and continues to nurture this vision for the future. Each Founder and successive generation of supporters – our parents, alumni, grandparents, friends, faculty and staff  – have played a part in contributing to this ongoing masterpiece of an exceptional school. Our programs are strategically and wisely engineered and aligned toward our calling to cultivate enthusiastic, thoughtful, well-rounded and responsible young global citizens and leaders who are exceptionally prepared to excel in college and beyond.  

Join Us: Ensure Fort Worth Country Day's Future

Fort Worth Country Day exists and thrives today due to the care, vision and action of its trailblazing Founders and those who have followed in their footsteps. The School has exceeded its ambitious goals over the decades, thanks to the commitment of many generous individuals and families in our community. The returns on our Founders’ investments are immeasurable – and stand as a testament to their foresight. 

We invite you to stand alongside them and add your legacy to the next chapter by participating in From Here, Anywhere… Forward Together, The Comprehensive Campaign for Fort Worth Country Day, the most meaningful, ambitious expansion and improvement initiative in the School’s proud and storied history.

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Campaign Leadership

Honorary Chair

  • Kit Tennison Moncrief ’70 

Campaign Co-Chairs

  • William Butler ’96, Organization and Operations Co-chair
  • Gloria Moncrief Holmsten ’00, Leadership Gifts Co-chair
  • Heather and Ryan Senter, Constituency Co-chairs

Campaign Member

  • Gantt Bumstead
  • Brian Crumley ’92 
  • Randy Eisenman ’93 
  • Bryan King
  • Stephen Luskey ’01 
  • Rob Semple ’95 
  • Helen Todora
  • Michael Todora

“Constituent Campaign Champion” Volunteers

  • Parents
    • Claire and Joseph Berkes ’98
    • Leigh (Taylor) ’95 and Michael Bornitz
    • Haddy and Edward Manuel
    • Larkin and Richard McMillan 
  • Grandparents
    • Carol and Vern Spurlock
    • Jerry and James Taylor 
  • Alumni
    • Asad Dean ’90
    • Katy Rhodes Magruder ’98
    • Reid Shackelford ’93
  • Past Parents
    • Joy Ann and Bob Havran
    • Bari (Buckner) ’83 and John Brookman ’80
  • Faculty/Staff
    • Dan Bloch H’06
    • Andreanne Annis 
    • Hugo Munoz 

Lower School Subcommittee

  • Helen and Michael Todora, Co-chairs
  • Claire and Joseph Berkes ’98 
  • Anne Carvalho
  • Larkin and Richard McMillan
  • Mary (Hallman) ’03 and Dwayne Smith


FWCD 60th Anniversary Evening with the Heads of School

On March 21, FWCD hosted an evening of legacy and leadership in celebration of the School's 60th anniversary with Heads of School Geoffrey Butler H’98 (1987-96), Evan Peterson H’15 (2002-15) and Eric Lombardi (2015-present). Their unscripted panel discussion at Shady Oaks Country Club took the audience through the past, filled with cherished memories and profound insights. Nearly 150 people attended the event, spanning alumni and current and former faculty, staff, parents, grandparents and Trustees, truly bridging the gap between the past and the present.


Questions?

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Baxter at [email protected] or 817.302.3204.


Fort Worth Country Day has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, the School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin in admissions, the administration of its educational policies, financial aid, athletics, and other School-administered programs.