Every philanthropic gift made to Episcopal Collegiate School makes a significant impact in the lives of our students.
Whether you're supporting the Episcopal Collegiate Annual Fund, one of our biennial fundraising events—the Parents' Auxiliary Auction and the Wild Game Dinner—or other capital giving opportunities like the Run Wild Campaign, your support makes a difference in the lives of every Wildcat.
At Episcopal Collegiate, we pursue excellence in all areas. The Run Wild Campaign, a fundraising initiative that funded significant enhancements to our athletic facilities, is no different. We are excited to have opened a new athletic complex with a first-class track and field, significant updates to our existing stadium, and upgraded varsity locker rooms in the Championship Gym. Together, we have created something transformational for all our students, athletic program, and future.
Episcopal Collegiate Families,
With the holiday break quickly approaching, I would like to take a moment to update you all with exciting news and changes in regards to our Development Team, which will be referenced as the Advancement Team, moving forward.
After conducting a national search in partnership with Carney Sandoe and Associates, I am delighted to announce Mrs. Hannah Bryan as our next Director of Advancement, effective January 1, 2022.
I would like to thank our current Director of Advancement, Michelle Campbell, who has recently relocated to Houston, Texas and will continue to support our advancement efforts throughout this transition. Michelle leaves the school having led several successful initiatives with her team, Hannah Bryan and Ashley Honeywell, such as assisting with the Run Wild Campaign and opening of the new athletic complex, surpassing the last two annual fund goals during a global pandemic by over $132,000, and providing increased support strategies for alumni engagement and Parents’ Auxiliary.
Michelle had this to say about her time here, “Over the past 2.5 years, I have been continually inspired by the entire Episcopal Collegiate community. From our students and faculty who have faced every new challenge with resilience and grace to our parents, alumni, Board of Trustees, and donors who have poured out their unending support and encouragement, this place and these people are truly remarkable. Although my husband and I will miss the Little Rock and Episcopal Collegiate communities, we are grateful for having had such rich experiences here.”
Hannah clearly emerged from our search process as the right person to assume this role. Within a few short years, she has fully immersed herself in the life of the school serving as Director of the Annual Fund, liaison to Parents’ Auxiliary, a middle school advisor, and working with our upper school student council. Hannah’s relational focus and attention to detail, love and passion for the school, articulated vision for our advancement efforts, and her intimate familiarity with our community were highlighted throughout the search process. Additionally, she brings a wealth of experience and expertise in philanthropy including event planning, annual and major giving, and donor stewardship.
Please see below for a message from Hannah, and join me in welcoming her to this new endeavor!
Jamie Griffin, Ed.D
Head of School
Episcopal Collegiate Community,
I am so grateful for the opportunity to transition into the Director of Advancement! During my time here, I've served in various advancement roles, worked closely with our wonderfully supportive Parents' Auxiliary, and have been lucky to be a middle school advisor. Each of these experiences have provided me with a lens into just how special our campus community is and I fall more in love with our school each day. Working at Episcopal has truly been a blessing where my personal, professional, and spiritual growth are concerned. Continuing to build meaningful relationships and establish connections that benefit the long term sustainability of this wonderful place is something I am passionate about. I am so incredibly excited to serve our school in this role, and I look forward to a very successful future for Episcopal Collegiate!