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



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 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. These funds, combined with other annual gifts to the school, enable Episcopal to provide financial aid to worthy students.… Continue Reading

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. Tax deductible gifts to The Episcopal Fund go directly into the operating budget, where they are used in the current year. Donate… Continue Reading

Corporate Partners

See our generous sponsors. Continue Reading

Planned Giving

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. The society is named in honor of Mary Packer Cummings Cummings, who once owned a summer estate on Episcopal’s property and left it to St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral after her death in 1912. Following… Continue Reading

Ways to Give

Ways to Give Gifts of Cash Most gifts to Episcopal are cash contributions, for which donors receive tax benefits if they itemize deductions. Appreciated Stocks and Securities Donors may realize substantial tax savings by transferring appreciated stock to the School prior to the sale. Capital gains on the amount of appreciation may be avoided, and the donor receives a tax… Continue Reading

Meet the Staff

The Advancement Staff includes the Episcopal Fund, Lead the Way Campaign, marketing and communications, events and alumni relations. Continue Reading

Lead the Way

Episcopal is raising the last $2 million of our $18 million Lead the Way capital campaign. Our campaign goals are increasing the school’s Endowment, building athletic facilities that reflect program strength, creating a strong institutional identity with new campus entrances, and promoting 21st century learning with new library facilities. Thank you for supporting the future of Episcopal! 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. GlampFest will let you indulge in all the fineries associated with glamping, satisfy your craving for the outdoors, and your penchant for delicious food and cocktails in style… Continue Reading

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