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 - 2023-2024
Maria and Chris Riley are parents of Rose '31, Fletcher ’34, and Charlotte ’37. Chris is an entrepreneur and Maria is the Parent Association Homeroom Parent Coordinator and volunteers around campus. Chris also is involved in the Beaches Campus Dads’ Club.
Cami and Chuck Wodehouse are grandparents of Britton ’33 and Madeline ’33, Austin ’30 and Spencer ’28. Cami’s history with Episcopal goes back to 1979 when she started teaching on the Munnerlyn Campus. Both of their children, Carey and Charles, attend the Beaches Campus (formerly St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Day School) and Carey graduated from Episcopal in 1999. They are delighted that all four of their grandchildren are able to attend Episcopal this year and look forward to attending events on both campuses.
Faculty and Staff Chair
Ashley Ann McGehee joined Episcopal in 2015. She is a third grade teacher on the Beaches Campus. When Ashley Ann is not teaching, you can find her riding her horse Snuffaluffagus, at a coffee shop, or spending time with family.
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 who graduated within the past 15 years who give $250 or more 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