When the VPAC Theater needed a facelift, the baseball parking lot needed to be resurfaced and new kitchen equipment was needed in the refectory - you made it happen. You support your children in so many ways and we just wanted to say thank you. We know that behind every National Merit finalist, every musical theater soloist and every sports enthusiast, there is a supportive family making it possible for their child to excel.
Thank you for supporting your child and for supporting Episcopal.
Every year The eFund provides families the opportunity to have an immediate and lasting impact on the student experience at Episcopal. Contributions to The eFund directly support the arts, athletics, academics, spirituality, service learning and technology initiatives that make Episcopal a special place.
We thank you for your continued support. This year we have already reached 88% of our 2019-2020 goal with $631,000 raised and $84,000 remaining. Thank you to our trustees, faculty and staff who have reached 100% participation again this year. Thank you to the families in 13 Lower School classes and one Middle School homeroom that have reached 100% parent participation.
To further express our gratitude, any parent who participates in The eFund by May 1st will have a chance to win a VIP carpool parking spot next year and two senior parents will have a chance to win an extra seat in the chapel for graduation. As always, your gifts to The eFund are fully tax deductible.
To learn more about The eFund, please review our list of frequently asked questions below.
Thank you to our eFund volunteers! From volunteering their time during awareness events such as Parents' Night and The eFund P.E.P. Rally, to hours on the phone during the 1965-Minute Challenge and the Contact-a-Thon, we are incredibly grateful for the more than 50 volunteers who provide leadership and support.
Where do annual fund donations go? Your gift to The eFund has an immediate impact on the student experience, as all gifts are used in the year in which they are given. Your donation provides for teachers’ salaries, classroom supplies, technology resources and upgrades, library books and subscriptions, and support for exceptional arts and athletics programming. Your gift may be directed to an area meaningful to your family or you may choose to let the school direct it toward the area of greatest need.
How much should I give? Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference. We depend on the participation of our entire community – parents, alumni, trustees, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty and staff, and friends – to support our school year after year. This year’s margin of excellence is $1,590, which is the difference between tuition and the cost of educating a student at Episcopal. Donors at the Associate level will be invited to the leadership donor celebration in September 2020.
How do I become a member of the 1965 Society for Loyal Donors? Donors who support The eFund for two or more consecutive years will be recognized as members of this consistent giving society. These donors are acknowledged on an outdoor plaque on the Alumni House wall next to the deck. If you supported the campaign in 2018-2019, all you have to do is renew your commitment to The eFund at any level to be included.
Katie joined the Advancement Office in November 2015 and currently serves as the Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship. Katie is responsible for overseeing the school’s annual fund, called The eFund, and for stewarding gifts and donors to the school. A Baton Rouge native, Katie is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy and Louisiana State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing. A key member of the development team at the Louisiana Arts & Science Museum for seven years, Katie brings a variety of experiences to our fundraising work. She is a former board member and active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.