Grace Episcopal Day School is a Christian based, family-oriented educational community dedicated to maximizing each student’s potential. Like most independent schools, Grace relies on philanthropic support to help supplement our annual budget. Tuition and fees alone do not cover the complete cost of the Grace experience. The Grace Fund is the foundation of annual fundraising at Grace Episcopal Day School. Your gift to the Grace Fund helps to provide the best educational experience for the students of Grace, while providing the necessary support and resources to our faculty and staff.
Guide to Family Involvement
We ask every member of the Grace Episcopal Day School community – parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, Church Vestry members, and friends of Grace – to give. 100% participation in giving increases our position to procure grant funding and major gifts.
Your partnership is crucial in closing the gap between tuition income and actual operating expenses. Please know that your gift will support continued excellence in academics, character education, arts enrichment, Christian education, and technology.
The Burton Family established The Burton Founders and Friends Fund at Grace Episcopal Day School in 2008. The Fund honors those who were instrumental in the founding years of Grace Episcopal Day School. This fund honors Jan Burton, Ramona Archibald, Gwen Courtney, Fran Quaritius and Frica Massee. The donations toward this fund assist with scholarships toward the preschool and kindergarten programs. To give to this fund in memory or in honor of someone special in your life, or if you would like more information, please contact the Head of School, Angela Bast.
An endowment fund is a permanent, self-sustaining, source of funding for Grace. The assets of the fund are invested. Each year, a portion of the fund is used for a designated purpose, and the remaining earnings are used to build the fund’s market value. By doing this, the fund can grow and provide long term support for its designated purpose. If you are interested in starting an endowed fund at Grace, please reach out to Melissa Van Horn, the Director of Development.
Planned Giving, or Legacy Giving, is a type of giving that includes any major gift, made in lifetime, or at death, as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning. Specifically, these include gifts of equity, life insurance, real estate, personal property, or cash. The benefits of funding a planned gift can make this type of charitable giving very attractive to both the donor and Grace. Please contact Melissa Van Horn, Director of Development, to learn more about Planned Giving with Grace.