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School Worship

Creative, inclusive, and drawing fully upon the liturgical resources of The Episcopal Church, worship is a regular part of school life for all faculty and students.

Community Life

Reflection, prayer, and matters of the spirit are honored and cultivated and the physical, mental, and emotional health of all are supported and nurtured.

Religious Study

Meaningful, academically substantive, and age-appropriate; and in teaching the Christian tradition, fosters dialogue with other faith traditions.

Social Justice

Equity, justice, and a just society throughout the life of the school; the embracing and honoring of diversity; and the inclusion of community service and service learning into the life of the school.

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Giving Opportunities

Episcopal Collegiate School offers many different giving programs that can offer donors various options for supporting the school while providing them with favorable tax advantages.

Annual Fund

At independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating students each year. Episcopal Collegiate School is no exception. The Annual Fund provides the school with some of the essential operating dollars that bridge the gap between our tuition income and the full cost of providing a quality education for our students.

To make a gift or pledge to the Episcopal Collegiate Annual Fund online, please click here or contact Kyle Arnold at karnold@episcopalcollegiate.org.

Endowment Fund

In addition to annual operations and capital needs, another avenue of support for the school is through the Endowment Fund. Gifts to the Episcopal Collegiate School Endowment are long-term investments. Future benefits will include using a percentage of the return to:

  • Recruit and retain top faculty members,
  • Invest in students through financial assistance and enhanced programs,
  • Continue to offer state-of-the-art facilities, and
  • Remain nationally competitive, serving as a role model among our academic peers

The permanent Endowment was established on May 11, 2004 with a gift of $30 million from Jackson T. Stephens, along with his son, Warren A. Stephens and his wife, Harriet.

For questions about making a gift to the Endowment Fund, please contact Director of Institutional Advancement, Matt Radtke, at 501-978-4420 or mradtke@episcopalcollegiate.org.

Matching Gifts

There is no easier way to double the impact of your contribution than through matching gifts. Many companies match donations to charitable organizations. To learn more, please visit our Matching Gifts page, or contact Director of Institutional Advancement, Matt Radtke, at mradtke@episcopalcollegiate.org.

Planned Gifts

As families plan for their financial futures, they are often looking for ways to increase their tax savings, help a parent or grandparent provide for retirement, or reduce the size of a taxable estate. A planned gift to Episcopal Collegiate School can help families achieve these goals while leaving a legacy at the school that will impact future generations. To learn more about Planned Giving, please contact Director of Institutional Advancement, Matt Radtke, at mradtke@episcopalcollegiate.org.


Scholarships

Endowed scholarships are established with a gift of $250,000.00. The interest earned provides qualified students with need-based financial assistance. At Episcopal Collegiate's first commencement in May 2004, Warren A. Stephens, President of the Foundation Board of Directors announced that the Foundation had received commitments totaling $1,000,000.00 to endow four scholarships:

  • The Margaret W. Clark Endowed Scholarship
  • The Patricia F. Erwin Endowed Scholarship
  • The Ellen House Simpson and James D. Simpson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
  • The Stella Boyle Smith Endowed Scholarship

Other Scholarships Established To Date

  • The Jackson T. Stephens Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • The Brown Foundation Endowed Scholarship
  • The Alumni Scholarship
  • General Scholarship

Along with endowed scholarships, gifts may be made to provide immediate, financial assistance to qualified students in need. Individuals can designate that their gift (of any amount) will benefit part, or all, of the tuition which ranges from PreK3 of $4,040 to $12,570 for Middle and Upper School.

Please contact the Advancement Office at 501-978-4418 to learn more about financial assistance gifts.

The Girlfriend Fund

Robin Davis and Becky Scott, girlfriends of Cathy Hamilton Mayton, established “The Girlfriend Fund” to honor Cathy for her dedication to Episcopal Collegiate School. The fund has become a way for individuals to honor others that are near and dear to them. The proceeds from The Girlfriend Fund support faculty development.

To learn more or make a gift to the Girlfriend Fund, please contact Director of Institutional Advancement, Matt Radtke, at mradtke@episcopalcollegiate.org.

Capital Campaign for the Lower School

Families and friends throughout the community joined together for an afternoon of camaraderie and fun to celebrate the official groundbreaking on May 22, 2008 for the new Episcopal Collegiate Lower School. The new Lower School houses grades PreK3 through grade 5 and opened August 18, 2009. The 75,000 square-foot state-of-the-art new facility includes a gated, fenced, secured campus; age appropriate 25,000 square-foot playground area; small class sizes; specialized music, athletics, and art facilities; and computer, foreign language, and learning/reading specialists.

The future of Episcopal Collegiate is bright and filled with great opportunities. The new campus has strengthened the entire PreK (3) through grade 12 program by allowing for a seamless curriculum, and will allow central Arkansas the opportunity to access a PreK (3) through grade 12 school rooted in the Episcopal tradition on a single campus.

The Capital Campaign was Co-Chaired by Jeanne Joyner and Harriet Stephens. The campaign was very successful raising over $5 million in gifts and pledges.

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