Capital Campaigns

Like all other independent schools, Episcopal receives no funding from any government entity. Every facility on Episcopal’s two campuses was built by charitable contributions. Tuition, gifts to The Episcopal Fund, and income from the endowment fund the operating budget every year; these sources of income do not fund construction or renovation of facilities. Periodic capital campaigns are conducted to raise philanthropic support for new construction or renovation of facilities or for endowment. The school’s three most recent capital campaigns are:


On October 28, 2020, Episcopal announced plans for expansion on its Beaches Campus, which includes breaking ground on a new gym and common use space, relocating the library and offices to Hope Hall, and moving the playground.

The new building will provide our Beaches Campus students with incredible opportunities to develop in multiple areas, including athletic and fine arts skills. Children for years to come will benefit from this new facility and it will foster community through the events we will be able to host.

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Campaign Accomplishments:

Endowment - Lead the Way secured funding to build the school's endowment, providing funds for scholarships and professional development, as well as Harkness teaching.

Academics - A renovation of the Jacob F. Bryan III Library provided for technology updates, better utilization of space to accommodate today's students, as well as a makerspace for creative minds and a new layout to provide room for group study and quiet, individual study. Space for the school archives and an updated lobby were also part of the library improvement plans.

Athletics - Improvements to Episcopal's athletics facilities on both the Munnerlyn and Knight Campuses created 10 new USTA tennis courts, a new aquatic center and stadium, turf field, field house and lacrosse wall as well as upgrades to fields, the weight room and the space for wrestling. The facilities reflect the strength of the school's athletic programs.

Identity - New entrances at both of the school's campuses will enhance security and safety while providing for landscaped green space. The new entrances will unify the campuses with a more uniform look and allow for a sense of arrival.

The campaign raised more than $17 million to meet its goals.


Campaign Accomplishments:

  • Enhanced Episcopal’s campus and energized its extensive curriculum by providing a visionary campus master plan development and construction of Parks and Lastinger Halls, two buildings committed to academic innovation, dedicated on January 6, 2011.
  • Creation of an endowed fund designated to support the operating expenses of Parks and Lastinger Halls, and all future campus facilities

The creation of Parks and Lastinger Halls on Episcopal's campus provided 12 new 800 square foot classrooms that were wired with the most up to date technology, smart boards and movable desks. Teachers and students in the classrooms benefited from projectors, document cameras, audio communication equipment, and a mobile interactive whiteboard system.

The campaign raised more than $4 million to meet its goals.


Campaign Accomplishments:

Phase 1:

  • New endowment funds for student financial aid
  • Semmes Aquatic Center 50-meter Olympic pool
  • Campus computer network
  • Foreign language lab renovation and computer system
  • Middle School entrance
  • Athletic fields improvements for baseball, softball, football and soccer
  • Athletic facilities improvements for track, Semmes gymnasium
  • Baseball and softball locker room building
  • Renovation of historic Bond-Lane House
  • Restoration of historic Bowling Alley
  • Campus landscaping, walkways and beautification

Phase 2:

  • Jane S. and W. Wilson Munnerlyn Center for Worship and Fine Arts - The 28,000-square-foot Munnerlyn Center for Worship and Fine Arts included a 700-seat professional theatre, 50-seat chapel, art gallery, choral music studio, instrumental music studio, dance studio, scene construction shop, dressing rooms and offices.
  • Elizabeth S. and William H. Walton, Jr. Boathouse  - The new 16,000 square foot boathouse supported Episcopal's growing rowing program.
  • New endowment funds for student financial aid, faculty professional development and academic support

The campaign raised more than $17 million to meet its goals.