Gift Levels and Societies

Tri-Societies - Recognizing the school's most generous benefactors

With the organization of the Tri-Societies, VES seeks to honor those who have made charitable contributions to VES and to encourage other alumni, parents, and friends to do likewise.


The 1916 Society is comprised of donors who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more for the school's current operations. Contributions that qualify the donor for membership may be given at one time or cumulatively over the course of the VES fiscal year, which extends from July 1 to June 30. Gifts may be designated for any program or left entirely unrestricted to support the school’s greatest needs. VES is pleased to honor alumni, parents, and friends who make meaningful gifts that strengthen the VES experience.

The Langhorne Chapel Society is composed of donors who have made planned gifts to the school, including bequests, gift annuities, and life insurance designations, etc. These gifts may be designated for specific purposes, such as scholarships, program endowments, and faculty development, or may be left undesignated to help address future needs.  VES is pleased to honor today those donors who provide for the VES of tomorrow.

The Bishop Jett Society honors alumni and friends who have made cumulative gifts of $100,000 or more. Their generosity is evident throughout campus in named scholarship support, academic chairs, faculty and staff awards, construction, renovation, and beautification projects. VES is pleased to honor those members of the Bishop Jett Society who have made an indelible imprint on VES.


1916 Society

Other Participation Levels

Founder $10,000 or more Bishop $500-$999
Trustee $5,000 - $9,999 Bell Tower $250-$499    
Headmaster* $1,000 - $4,999 Garnet & White Up to $249    
*Alumni before their 10th reunion qualify, beginning at $500.



Contact Development

Garth Ainslie
Assistant Head for Advancement and Director of Admissions
Phone: 434-385-3605

Allison Kughn Ebert
Director of Annual Giving
Phone: 434-385-3705

Mike Gardiner
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Phone: 434-385-3815

Ron Hood
Director of Alumni Relations

Henry Clarke
Major Gifts Director
Phone: 434-385-3708

Tabitha Lang
Gift Coordinator

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