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!

Missy Ketchum
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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

The Episcopal Fund

The Episcopal Fund is the foundation of philanthropy at Episcopal. It is the largest fundraiser each year, and it provides the school with the greatest flexibility to deliver a first-rate education without substantial tuition increases. Continue Reading

Endowment

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

Corporate Partners

View information about our generous Corporate Partners and information about sponsorship levels and benefits. Continue Reading

Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to Episcopal School of Jacksonville including gifts of cash, appreciated stocks and securities, matching gifts, planned gifts, and gifts of personal property. Continue Reading

Planned Giving

The Mary Packer Cummings Society honors individuals who have provided for Episcopal through deferred gifts such as bequests, life insurance, annuities and trust agreements. Continue Reading

Meet the Staff

The Advancement staff serves Episcopal by directing fundraising efforts such as The Episcopal Fund, capital campaigns and major gift campaigns, alumni relations, special events, and marketing and communications. Continue Reading

Bash 2019 – GlampFest

For the past 43 years, Episcopal has held an annual auction with one simple goal: to raise necessary revenue for the school’s operating budget. Bash is a casual fun evening for parents. Find out more about this year’s Bash — GlampFest. Continue Reading

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. Continue Reading

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