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Courage

A word that stirs one to act, and, at Episcopal, to act with moral and intellectual conviction.

With Courage, We Will...

  1.  
    1
    Harness the resources and global connections of Washington, D.C.
  2.  
    2
    Dramatically increase access to financial aid.
  3.  
    3
    Maximize the power of relationships and commitment to community.
  4.  
    4
    Inspire achievement through rigor and wellness.
  5.  
    5
    Invest in our commitment to a world class faculty and staff.

Courage Is A $150 Million Campaign

Endowment
$70 million

  • Financial Aid
  • Student Life
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Capital Renewal

CAPITAL PROJECTS
$55 million

  • Two Dormitories
  • deButts Health & Wellness Center
  • Faculty Homes
  • Track & Field

ANNUAL FUND
$25 million

  • The Roll Call
RAISED: $109.6 Million
Total Goal
$150 Million
As of November 11, 2022

Courage Campaign Leadership

Sarah Akridge Knutson
 

Sarah Akridge Knutson ’96 P’26

Chair, Board of Trustees

Campaign Cabinet

A group of esteemed leaders was chosen to help the School achieve the far-reaching campaign goals. As former members of the Board of Trustees who served during the 2018 strategic planning process and the launch of the leadership phase of COURAGE, each was a pivotal player in the shaping of the campaign. They are compelling ambassadors and are particularly articulate when speaking about their devotion to the School and the importance of the strategic priorities.
Lee Ainslie
 

Lee Ainslie ’82 P’14 ’17

Robert Mason
 

Robert Mason ’77 P’15

Rodney Robinson
 

Rodney Robinson ’86

Kathryn Tyree
 

Kathryn Tyree P’17 ’19

2022–23 Advancement Committee of the Board

  • Jenner Wood ’70 P’06, Chair
  • Zack Bacon P’23 ’23
  • Beth Davis P’23 ’23
  • David Dougherty ’64 P’86 ’88
  • Bill Hughes ’79 P’12 ’16
  • Ransom Lummis ’80 P’20
  • Leah Kannensohn Tennille ’01
  • John Wickham P’15 ’16 ’16 ’25
Courage: The Campaign for Episcopal
 
1

Harness the resources and global connections of Washington, D.C.

We will take full advantage of the School’s proximity to the nation’s capital with unique teaching and experiential learning moments through the McCain-Ravenel Center for Intellectual and Moral Courage.

The center’s mission revolves around:

  • Programming focused on critical issues facing society today.
  • Creative use of technology and the campus.
  • Deepening connections with the real world of work.
  • Inspiring conversations.
  • Interaction with alumni.
 
2

Dramatically increase access to financial aid

We will build profoundly our endowment with funds that are restricted for financial aid, the best way to create an enriching environment on our campus with an academically talented, diverse, and passionately engaged student body.
 
3

Maximize the power of relationships and commitment to community

We will reinforce the EHS Portrait of a Graduate qualities by increasing the frequency and depth of interactions between adults and students through the School’s enhanced Residential Life curriculum.
 
4

Inspire achievement through rigor and wellness

We will create opportunities for students and faculty to thrive through an intentional and inspirational balance of ambitious pursuits and healthy lifestyles.
 
5

Invest in our commitment to a world class faculty and staff

We will build the resources to attract and retain gifted and diverse faculty and staff dedicated to the School’s mission and eager to take full advantage of Episcopal’s unmatched professional environment and opportunities.
Sarah Akridge Knutson

Sarah Akridge Knutson ’96 P’26

Alexandria, Va.

Lee Ainslie

Lee Ainslie ’82 P’14 ’17

Hobe Sound, Fla.

<Robert Mason

Robert Mason ’77 P’15

Charlotte, N.C.

Rodney Robinson

Rodney Robinson ’86

Sarasota, Fla.

Kathryn Tyree

Kathryn Tyree P’17 ’19

New York, N.Y.