The FWCD Fund

A Message from the FWCD Fund Chairs

Reid Shackelford '93, Emily Shackelford, Lainey Shackelford '26, Aidan Shackelford '22
Reid Shackelford '93, Emily Shackelford, Lainey Shackelford '26, Aidan Shackelford '22
Dear Falcon Families:
We are honored and excited to be serving as FWCD Fund Chairs for the 2022-23 school year. FWCD holds a special place in our hearts. We returned to Fort Worth in 2019 so our children, Aidan ’22 and Lainey ’26, could have a Falcon education. Our move to FWCD has been one of the best decisions we have ever made.

Donations to The Fund have recently enhanced our school in many ways. It has allowed the school to continue to add heightened security measures: this time in the form of the east perimeter fence. Other improvements provided by The Fund include upgrades in the Upper School Science Center, new bleachers in the Square Gym, and renovated restrooms in the Rosacker Stadium concessions building. There are also less visible – yet equally important – ways that The Fund contributes to our School. From faculty professional development to updated software for our energy management system, The Fund makes our school a better place!

With deep appreciation, we are thrilled to announce that Leslie and John David Moritz, with their daughters Meg ’15 and Anna ’20, have, once again, generously offered a 1:1 match for new and increased gifts to The FWCD Fund by June 30, 2023, up to $300,000. Your gifts, together with this challenge match, ensure that the next generation of Falcons have the opportunities of a stellar classroom education, superior athletics, and dynamic arts.

There are countless reasons why our family loves the FWCD community, and we hope you will consider donating to The FWCD Fund for all the reasons that you and your family love FWCD. We genuinely want The Fund to be a platform where the entire School community enthusiastically gives to support the many reasons that FWCD is a special place.

Please join us and Back the Plaid! We are looking forward to a fantastic year.

Emily and Reid Shackelford ‘93
FWCD Fund Chairs 2022-23

Every Gift Benefits Every Student

The generosity of the Falcon community is unparalleled! Last year, The FWCD Fund raised a record-breaking $1,159,000 in unrestricted dollars. For those who donated, we are grateful. The FWCD Fund allows the School to be responsive, innovative, and take advantage of new opportunities. This has always been at the core of FWCD, and it is through our Falcon families’ generous support that the School can provide meaningful experiences to each student. The FWCD Fund is built into the School’s annual operating budget and is the thread that enhances all aspects of our programming. Every gift benefits every child.

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The Moritz Challenge

Take the Moritz Challenge to help the School now more than ever!

In fall 2020, Leslie and John David Moritz, along with their daughters, Meg ’15 and Anna ’20, graciously stepped forward and challenged the FWCD community to raise an additional $250,000 for FWCD through increased and first-time gifts to The FWCD Fund. We are excited to announce that we met this challenge in early January 2021, and the Moritz family has offered an additional $100,000 for new and increased gifts made by June 30. 

Accept the Moritz Challenge:
  • It’s the perfect time to make your first gift to the School.
  • It’s a great way to give an additional amount over previous years gifts.
  • It’s a leadership opportunity to step up to the Keystone Council level. 

4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.