Director of Institutional Advancement’s Report

Christina Maher HoltIt strikes me that it would be more accurate for the above title to read “In Gratitude.” Once again, the remarkable generosity of our alumni, parents, and friends has enabled Episcopal to deliver an extraordinary year – a year full of memorable experiences that make our students’ educational journeys rich and empowering.

Witnessing the events – big and small – that string together to make a year at EHS is an extraordinary thing. The stirring chapel talk that lingers on in our hearts and minds, the perfectly placed goal kick that puts a win in sight, the inspiring citations read as students are inducted into the Cum Laude Society, the coffee hours, the inflatable games, the laughter in the Breeden Black Box Theater, the voices from the choir that bring tears to our eyes, an entire school community swept up in the excitement and tradition of inducting a new Head of School, and the faces of our graduating seniors as they grasp their diplomas and look ahead to life beyond the gate – the list is endless, and it is your generosity that makes it possible.

The Roll Call, our annual fund, was an amazing success this year, providing 10.4 percent of the School’s operating revenue, or $3.28 million. An incredible 49 percent of our alumni and 85 percent of current parents contributed, as did 100 percent of the members of the Class of 2017! Dedicated alumni and parents led Reunion efforts, hosted events, made calls on the School’s behalf, and made our first ever Giving Day on June 1 a stunning success. We could not have achieved the ambitious goals we set forth were it not for these contributions, and we could not be more grateful. As our global community of alumni and parents feels stronger than ever, it is exciting to consider what impactful and innovative priorities we will be able to support as the Board of Trustees works to envision and plan for the School’s future.

On behalf of all of us at The High School who endeavor to deliver the extraordinary and to build an exciting future on the foundation of a remarkable past, I thank you for your dedication and commitment. I am honored to share your devotion to Episcopal and look forward to our continued work together.

Director of Institutional Advancement

CHRISTINA MAHER HOLT
Director of Institutional Advancement