Welcome from the Director of Advancement
In the Office of Institutional Advancement, we work with hundreds of volunteers every year to plan Episcopal Fund campaigns, produce special events, design programs to connect and enrich our alumni, and much more. Our office houses Alumni Relations, Marketing, Communications, Special Events, and all fund-raising programs. Working with so many people dedicated to seeing Episcopal thrive is rewarding and fun, and we invite you to join us.
We look forward to working with you to advance Episcopal and we thank you for your support!
Director of Institutional Advancement
TYPES OF GIFTS
Since the founding of Episcopal more than 50 years ago, the commitment and generosity of families, alumni, trustees, and friends have built the school into a recognized leader of independent education in northeast Florida.
The Episcopal Fund (annual, operating)
Give to The Episcopal Fund first. The Episcopal Fund is the school's annual fund which receives gifts from every constituent group in the school community. Gifts to The Episcopal Fund go directly to the operating budget for the fiscal year in which the gifts are received. The Episcopal Fund supports every aspect of campus life for each student, and it gives the school flexibility to create the best possible educational experience.
Capital Campaigns (periodic, construction/renovation, multi-year)
Capital campaigns are conducted periodically to fulfill the Board’s master plan for Episcopal’s two campuses. Capital campaigns have a longer pledge period—typically up to five years—and they provide a critical source of funding for campus improvements.
Endowment (held in perpetuity, earnings provide operating support)
The Episcopal School of Jacksonville Foundation houses our endowment, which is managed by a separate Board of Directors. The endowment contributes 4.5% of its earnings to the operating budget every year, for program support and financial aid.
Restricted Gifts (annual or multi-year)
While the school does not solicit funds for restricted gifts, in certain instances, donors can make restricted gifts for a particular purpose that the operating budget has not covered. Because they are restricted, they are not considered gifts to The Episcopal Fund.
Founded in the school’s first year, the Episcopal School of Jacksonville Foundation endowment provides in perpetuity funds for financial aid, faculty development, and program support. With assets of approximately $7 million, the Foundation provides annual income to the school. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading