Dear Parents, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Friends,
This is my first opportunity to provide you with a financial update and annual recap on the School’s fundraising efforts. I am pleased to report that Episcopal Collegiate enjoyed a tremendously successful year! Bluntly stated, the details shared in this report are both exciting and impressive. They are even more so when considering the challenges posed by a global pandemic, civil unrest, a lightning strike, and the uncertainty that accompanies a head of school search and transition. Even in that context, the School exceeded enrollment expectations and our annual fund enjoyed a record-breaking year with overall contributions exceeding $675,000! Moreover, we recently completed construction of our new athletic complex in addition to other significant athletic facility upgrades such as new football stadium lighting and renovated varsity locker rooms. All of this was achieved directly through contributions to our Run Wild Campaign that secured $4.2 million dollars in commitments.
In addition to those items that capture the most attention, your generous support enabled us to upgrade our classrooms
with portable air purifiers that compliment the previously installed UVC lighting (disinfectant) in all our HVAC units, install new scoreboards, resurface the floors of our Championship and Auxiliary Gyms, make significant upgrades to our kitchen equipment, replace all of our 5th-8th grade Chromebooks, and refresh over 40 laptops for faculty and staff members. While such improvements are not always visible, we believe that they are just as important as the new, more prominent projects on campus.
I hope that this brief summary gives you an understanding of the financial impact that your gifts have on the School and on our current and future students. This is an incredibly exciting time in the life of Episcopal Collegiate School and the level of community interest and engagement is at an all time high. Enrollment has reached its highest point in institutional history, admissions inquiries are tracking ahead of historical pacing, alumni participation in annual giving has more than doubled in the past year, and the positive energy on campus is palpable. I want to express my gratitude to the many people who have helped the School in so many ways. I also ask for your continued support and investment in this wonderful institution that does so much to equip young people to live principled lives of leadership and service.
Dr. Jamie H. Griffin
Head of School