Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to everyone who has supported toward the inaugural Munson Lecture Series event. Every gift makes a difference.

For over 30 years, Educational First Steps has stood as a source of hope and support for early childhood educators, by partnering with childcare centers in the neighborhoods of greatest need across North Texas to provide children with a high-quality early education and a foundation for long term success in life.  Unfortunately, for some children in communities challenged by poverty, systemic racism, and a lack of resources, access to both high-quality early education and opportunity remains limited. 

All proceeds from sponsorships and ticket sales support the EFS mission and will directly impact the over 8,000 children and 1,500 early educators served today by Educational First Steps through over 100 independent early learning centers in the greater Dallas and Fort Worth area. 

Carolyn Boros, Director at
Saint Pius X Early Learning Center

“Early childhood is where it all starts,” Mrs. Boros shared in a recent interview. We try to provide children with as much as we can, whatever we can – extra clothes, books, food, resources, but it’s expensive to have all the things needed for our teachers and students.

We came in partnership with EFS right before the pandemic started and had to temporarily close as our relationship was just beginning. Due to the affects of COVID, we initially lost 75% of our students, drastically affecting our cashflow.

EFS has been here for us, to help us find a way through difficult time. They provided professional development training, relief supplies, resources, and even a Covid relief grant.
Knowing they are here for us and supporting us through, has made the difference for our early learning center.  

Educational First Steps
Munson Lecture Series Supporters

Sara and Gary Ahr
Wasan and Kasim Alfalahi
Vickie Allen
Peggy and Richard Allison
Debbie and Marc Andres
Baldridge Foundation
Alice and Bill Barnett
Crystal and Tracy Bolt
Allison and Chris Bovard
Marsha and Michael Brito
Mary Lee and Michael Broder
Marie and Peter Brookhart
Susan and Vance Campbell
June Chavern
James Connor Jr.
Kathy Crow
Loree Cullum
Audrey Decherd
The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation
Tori Adams and Jim Dubose
Betsy and Richard Eiseman
Sandra Estess
Suzan and Peter Fenner
Kristi and Bill Francis
Charlotte and Kirk French
Elsie French
Martha Fry
Barbara and Dan Garton
Nikki and Dennis Gibson

Alan and Rita Sue Gold
Beth and Jim Gold
Rachel Goldberger and Shawn Orme
Carmen and Michael Gross
Kelly and Bill Hanley
Sydney Reid and Joel Hedge
Erin Hendricks and Taly Haffar
Margaret and Brad Hirsch
Hirsch Family Foundation
The Hockaday School
Pamela and Sherman Jackson
Amy and Rob Jacobs
Jennifer and David Kostohyrz
Lisa and Peter Kraus
Michelle and Bill Lockhart
Pam and Tom Luce
Leslie MacLean
Lee and Paul Michaels
Paula and Todd Minnis
Marion W. Minton & Walter J. Minton Foundation, INC.
Jennifer and Jon Mosle
David and Mona Munson
Gwen and Doug Parker
Richard and Hester Parker

Kelsey and Gary Patterson
Jon Pettee
Stephanie and Dan Prescott
Cynthia and Jeff Prostok
Betty and Thomas Rajan
Sydney Reid and Joel Hedge
The Roach Foundation
Lisa Rocchio
Mary and Tim Rooney
Catherine and Will Rose
Neall Grinnan Rose
Paige and Bob Russey
Margaret and Clint Shouse
Abigail and Andrew Sinwell
Julie and Trem Smith
Margaret and Jaime Spellings
Wendy and Marc Stanley
Helen and John Stephens
Rabbi David Stern
Gail and Stan Stoke
Christy and Louis Strock
Jeanne and Mark Teresi
Texas Christian University
Michele Valdez and Gary Kennedy
Miki Van Cleave
Julie and Mike Weinberg
Abigail and Todd Williams
Linus and Joyce Wright