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.
EPISCOPAL FUND LEADERSHIP
New Parent Chairs
Sunny Turner Hartigan ’88 and Joseph Hartigan are parents of Wyatt ’22, Patrick ’23, and Drew ’27. They have been members of The 1966 Society of consecutive year donors for 14 years. Sunny served on the Alumni Board and assisted on the Admissions, Career Day, and Homecoming committees. Sunny and Joe are also New Parent Ambassadors. Sunny is a pet adoption advocate. Joe is a general surgeon at Ascension St. Vincent.
Middle School Parent Chairs
Cara and Mike Hillyard are parents of Andrew ’23 and Alexander ’25. They are members of The Great Oak Society of leadership donors and have been Episcopal Fund Parent Representatives for two years. Cara and Mike also serve as New Parent Ambassadors. Michael is a consultant specializing in higher education and is a former university president.
Upper School Parent Co-Chairs
Kim Goodman is the parent of Will ’20, MJ ’21, and Liz ’25. She is a member of The 1966 Society of consecutive year donors and was the Upper School Episcopal Fund Parent Chair last year. She has been an Episcopal Fund Parent Representative for five years. She and her husband Dan are business owners of GameTruck Jacksonville, which has supported Episcopal as a Corporate Partner.
Candace Ravis is the parent of Jackson ’19 and Alex ’22. She and her husband Ray are members of The Great Oak Society of leadership donors and members of The 1966 Society of consecutive year donors. Candace has been an Episcopal Fund Parent Representative for seven years and served as the Decorations Chair for Blues & Brews. Candace is a travel advisor at Odyssey Travel.
Senior Class Chairs
Frances Poitevent Hutto ’88 and Mark Hutto are parents of Whit ’18, Walker ’21, and Holden. They are members of The 1966 Society of consecutive year donors and have been Episcopal Fund Parent Representatives for six years. Frances and Mark have served as New Parent Chairs and New Parent Ambassadors. Most recently Frances was a committee member for the Sunshine Project campaign. She was an active member of the Parents’ Association, serving as President in 2015-2016; a member of the Alumni Board; and Chair of the 2014 All-Star Bash. Frances and Mark own Closets by Design.
Parent of Alumni Chairs
Alina and Manuel Oliver are parents of Jorge ’99, Eddy ’00 and Alina ’03. They have faithfully supported The Episcopal Fund since 1994. While parents at Episcopal, Alina and Manuel spent their years on campus supporting their children, who were all top swimmers for Episcopal. Manuel is a chemical engineer at Bacardi Bottling Company specializing in product development and quality control. They are grandparents to three beautiful girls.
Eagle Society Chair
Brad McCollum ’08 has been a member Episcopal’s Alumni Board since 2016 where he has served in leadership roles on the Young Alumni Committee, the Young Alumni Golf Tournament, and the Reunion Weekend Committee. He is a member of The Eagle Society of young alumni leadership donors and has served as an Alumni Class Representative for four years. Brad was captain of the football team during his junior and senior years when he was a student at Episcopal. He went on to play football at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Brad and his wife Katie live in Jacksonville where he is in Commercial Real Estate Investment Sales at Marcus & Millichap.
Peter Blumeyer ’08 is a member of The 1966 Society of consecutive year givers and The Eagle Society of young alumni leadership donors. Peter is a member of the Alumni Board where he has co-chaired the Young Alumni committee, served in a leadership role on the Reunion Weekend Committee, and served as Vice President of The Episcopal Fund for the past two years. He has been an Alumni Class Representative for four years. While at Episcopal, he ran cross country and track, was a member of the Student Senate and Honor Council, and was Valedictorian for the Class of 2008. Peter is an associate attorney with Holland & Knight LLP.
Mary Lanier Cook ’94 is the parent of William ’20, Mary Emma ’22, and Stuart ’26. Mary and her husband Barham are members of The 1966 Society of consecutive year donors. Mary was the 2015-2016 Episcopal Fund Chair and an Episcopal Fund Parent Representative for four years. Mary is a member of the Alumni Board and has served on several committees, including Admissions, Networking, and as chair of the 2018-2019 Reunion Weekend Committee. She was a 2019 auction committee chair and served on two previous auction committees. While at Episcopal, Mary was involved with rowing and was a member of the Cum Laude Society.
Jeanette and Rick Rader are grandparents of Grayson Windley ’26 . They have been a part of the Episcopal community since their daughter, Jennifer Rader Windley, started working at the school eight years ago. Jeanette worked as a college counselor before retiring in 2008. Rick is the owner and president of Medical Specialties of Virginia. They sent both of their children to independent school for grades K-12, where Rick served on the Board and Jeanette taught and volunteered.
Faculty and Staff Co-Chairs
Krista Grabher joined Episcopal in 2016. She is a Middle School English instructor, the Program Director and Head Coach for Girls Lacrosse. Krista is on the school's National Junior Honor Society Council.
Ben Leer joined Episcopal in 2016. He is a math instructor, runs the Building Bridges summer camp, and is a member of the Curriculum Committee. He and his wife Catherine have one son, Theordore.
Corporate Partner Chair
Elias Salameh is the parent of Samuel ’22 and Jaden ’22 . He and his wife are members of The Great Oak Society of leadership donors and have been a part of the Episcopal community for five years. Elias owns The Sheik Sandwiches and Subs, which has supported Episcopal as a Corporate Partner for five years.
Episcopal Fund Chair
John Magevney ’89 is the parent of Bond ’19, Ben ’20, and Abbay ’25. John and his wife, Ellen, are members of The Great Oak Society of leadership donors and are members of The 1966 Society of consecutive year donors. John joined the Episcopal Board of Trustees in 2017 and has been on the Advancement Committee for three years. He served on the Alumni Board for five years and was the 2003-2004 Alumni Board President. John was a Career Day speaker and a Golf and Tennis Tournament Chair. While a student at Episcopal, John was involved in student government serving as Student Government President. John, Ellen and the broader Magevney family have been longtime supporters of Episcopal’s mission. John is a Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Abbot Downing.
Giving Levels and Societies
THE EPISCOPAL FUND GIVING LEVELS
Your giving society can be determined by the amount you give (as in The Great Oak Society) or by your consistency in giving (as in The 1966 Society). We hope you will consider joining one of our societies so that we may recognize you and show our appreciation. To learn more, please see the list of societies below.
- Head of School Circle - $50,000 and over
- Keystone Circle – $25,000 to $49,999
- Founders Circle – $15,000 to $24,999
- Platinum Oak Circle – $10,000 to $14,999
- Golden Oak Circle – $6,500 to $9,999
- Silver Oak Circle – $3,500 to $6,499
- Great Oak Circle – $2,000 to $3,499
GIFT CLUB DONORS
- Investor – $1,000 to $1,999
- Cornerstone – $500 to $999
- Steward – $250 to $499
- Builder – up to $249
THE EAGLE SOCIETY
The Eagle Society was established in 2007 to recognize alumni 35 years of age and younger who give $250 to $1,499 to The Episcopal Fund. Episcopal understands that the gift amounts of young alumni may not qualify them for The Great Oak Society, but such gifts are just as important to the School’s success. As a member of The Eagle Society, young alumni will receive all the benefits of The Great Oak Society including an invitation to the Leadership Donor Reception.
THE GREAT OAK SOCIETY
Established in 1986, The Great Oak Society honors and thanks, donors whose contributions to the Episcopal Fund, restricted funds or in-kind donations are $2,000 or more. These generous gifts provide the foundation of voluntary support that helps Episcopal to flourish.
THE 1966 SOCIETY
The 1966 Society was established in 2008 to recognize Episcopal’s most loyal annual supporters. Named for the year that Episcopal was founded, this Giving Society recognizes donors who have made Episcopal Fund gifts for five or more consecutive years.
Matching Gifts and More
Whether you give cash or securities, yours may be one of the many employers who offer matching-gift programs which double - and in some cases even triple - the value of your gift to the school. These gifts can mean thousands of dollars for Episcopal.
Please contact your employer for matching gift guidelines for your company.
WHAT IS NOT CONSIDERED AN EPISCOPAL FUND GIFT?
- Gifts restricted to a specific program
- Scholarship fund gifts
- In-kind donations
- Capital campaign gifts