The EDS Annual Fund is a tax-deductible opportunity to make a donation that directly benefits and impacts the students and faculty at Episcopal Day School. Annual Fund revenue goes into the school’s operating budget and makes it possible for EDS to offer its excellent programs, as tuition alone cannot and does not cover the costs of the education EDS provides. A gift to the Annual Fund is the most important way a parent, grandparent, alumnus, or friend can show support for EDS. Please make your gift online today.
The 1944 Society was established to honor and recognize leadership donors to the EDS Annual Fund ($1,000 or above). Each year, members are invited to special events to thank them for their generous support. The 1944 Society is named for the year Episcopal Day School opened its doors and celebrates our history of service to the Augusta community.
For more information on joining the 1944 Society, please contact Ginger Chew, Director of Development.
EDS Endowment Funds
Gifts in memory or in honor of an individual may be made to any of the funds described here. When a tribute gift is made, notice is sent to the family members and an acknowledgment card is sent to the donor. Tribute a gift now.
EDS Endowment Fund
The Endowment Fund is money that has been given or designated to EDS with the stipulation that the principal will be permanently invested and a portion of the investment income expended for restricted or general purposes. The EDS Endowment Fund is funded through a variety of sources. These include: 1) planned gifts, 2) outright gifts from parents, friends, and alumni, 3) a donation of 10% of its earnings each year from the EDS Association, and 4) a commitment of excess funds from the Annual Fund by the Board of Trustees. Gifts to the endowment ensure the long-term security of the school. Give to the EDS Endowment Fund online.
Gifts to the EDS Library help the school develop its permanent collection of literature, reference books, materials, and technology. The Birthday Book Club
offers parents the opportunity to honor their child’s birthday by donating a book to the library. Donate online now.
Funds Established for specific purposes:
For more information or to make a contribution, contact Ginger Chew, Director of Development.
The Allen and Mary Clarkson Endowment Fund
In 1990, friends and family members honored the founder of Episcopal Day School, The Rev. Allen B. Clarkson, and his wife Mary on the occasion of Father Clarkson’s 50th anniversary of his ordination. Father Clarkson served as the Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd from 1942 to 1979. The fund serves as a permanent endowment for the school. Give to this fund online.
Anne J. Johnston Teacher Education Fund
The Anne J. Johnston Teacher Education Fund was established in 1987 in honor of the former teacher and Director of EDS. Anne Johnston served as Director of the school from 1958 to 1987. The purpose of the fund is to provide continuing education for teachers. Give to this fund online.
Boardman Chair of Science and Sustainability
The Boardman Chair of Science and Sustainability will provide annual support to create and protect a leadership position in a critical academic area that is also fundamentally tied to our spiritual and ethical mission. Balancing the earth’s finite resources with the reasonable demands of a growing population is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Episcopal Day School can lead the way by preparing a generation of citizen-leaders with the knowledge, attributes, and skills necessary to help our communities manage this challenge. Give to this fund online.
Christie C. Owen Excellence in Teaching Fund
This fund was established in 2004 by Dr. Glen Owen, Sr. in honor of Christie Owen, who served Episcopal Day School for thirty years as a teacher, Team Leader, and Lower School Head (1996-2004). The award, which comes with a cash prize, is announced each spring and recognizes a teacher at EDS for his or her contributions to excellence in the field of teaching. Give to this fund online.
Endowment for the Arts
Upon the death of Mrs. Mary Clarkson in 2008, in recognition of the many contributions of Mary and Allen Clarkson and Mary’s sister, Dolly Hamby, to the school, and in appreciation for the love that Mary, Allen, and Dolly had for the written word and other fine arts, the members of their family provided the initial gift to establish the EDS Endowment for the Arts. Earnings from this gift will help fund projects in support of arts education, but even more importantly, the family hopes their initial gift will encourage others to contribute to this endowment fund and further advance fine arts at EDS. Give to this fund online.
Future Leaders Scholarship Fund
Designed for students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential and who could benefit from EDS’ individualized, Christian environment while building strong foundations for learning and for life, this fund is available to two qualified applicants to the sixth grade who might need financial assistance. Give to this fund online.
Knox Diversity Fund
This fund was established in 1996 by the Knox Foundation for the following purposes: To enhance the diversity of the student body, faculty, administration and staff and to improve the curriculum that will enhance the tolerance of all students of diversity in our society. Give to this fund online.
Mary Lou Phinizy Grant Fund
Established in 2008 by family members of Mary Lou Phinizy, this fund awards a grant annually to provide financial assistance to applicants with demonstrated financial need. Give to this fund online.
Martha Carpenter Scroggs Visiting Artists Endowment Fund
To honor the fifty-five year career of Martha Carpenter Scroggs in the preschool at EDS, the Martha Carpenter Scroggs Visiting Artists Endowment Fund was established in 2011. Proceeds from this fund will enhance our core arts program with dynamic performances, classes, and exhibitions by visiting artists who will share a variety of talents, perspectives, and artistic explorations with our school community. Give to this fund online.
Rob Perry Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in memory of EDS student Rob Perry (1978 – 1988) and provides financial assistance to encourage enrollment of qualified students who might otherwise be unable to attend EDS. Give to this fund online.
R.O. Barton, Jr. Grant Fund
Established in 2010 by the R.O. Barton, Jr. family trust, this fund awards a grant annually to provide financial assistance to applicants with demonstrated financial need. Give to this fund online.
Tatum McLoughlin Professional Development Fund and Miles McLoughlin Professional Development Fund
The McLoughlin family established these endowments in 2010, named for their children, to honor the EDS faculty and to help fund professional learning and rejuvenation activities for faculty members. Give to this fund online.
Robert D. Fain Chaplaincy
Established in 2011 by an anonymous donor, this endowment provides annual support in order to preserve, protect, and enhance this vital, mission-centric role at EDS. Give to this fund online.
Chair of Religious Life
Established in 2012, this fund was created to enhance the vital role of religious education and Biblical literacy – and how these teachings provide a sound moral foundation for students – at EDS. Give to this fund online.
The Robert B. and Kathryn M. Lamar Endowment for the Arts
This fund was created with its primary purpose being the encouragement and development of interest by Episcopal Day School students in areas such as poetry, literature, creative writing, music, theater, and visual arts. Give to this fund online.
The Rip and Joan Tabb Endowment for Financial Aid
Established in 2011, this fund awards an annual grant to provide financial assistance to applicants with demonstrated financial need. Give to this fund online.