Philanthropy at Lamplighter

The Lamplighter School has been the beneficiary of strong philanthropic support since its inception in 1953.  During those earliest days, the school’s founders, Natalie Murray and Sandy Swain partnered with city leaders and Texas Instruments founder, Eric Jonnson, to create an independent school that filled a niche in Dallas providing exceptional education for the youngest learners. 

Because of the steadfast commitment of past and current donors, Lamplighter continues the tradition of providing an unparalleled education through forward-thinking and innovative programs in a nurturing, joyful, state-of-the-art academic environment. 

Your support provides Lamplighter students an educational foundation that inspires the love of learning for a lifetime.

The Lamplighter Mission Statement

Dedicated to igniting the potential of each child, Lamplighter engages children in the joy of learning through intellectual discovery in a creative, inclusive, and collaborative environment.

Advancement Team 

Sandy Diamond
Director of Advancement 

Cindy Connolly
Parent Relations Coordinator 

Misty Wilson
Advancement Specialist 

Advancement Committee

Jenney Gillikin - Chair
Lilly Albritton
Flauren Bender
Kristy Bowen
Catie Enrico
Erin Hillman
Nicole Householder
Jennifer Karol
Mirjam Kirk
Candace Martin
Shannon Morse
Kristin Rees
Chris Trowbridge 



  • The Lamplighter School
  • 11611 Inwood Road
  • Dallas, Texas 75229
  • T: 214-369-9201
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