A School on the Rise

During the Vision 2016 campaign, Virginia Episcopal School has raised $27 million of its $32 million goal to support its endowments, annual operations, and six strategic capital projects.

A School on the Rise
G. Thomas Battle, Jr. ’83, Headmaster

Nearly a Century ago The Reverend Dr. Robert Carter Jett persuaded a number of influential philanthropists to finance his vision for an Episcopal school designed to evoke from its students “that which is noblest and finest.” Woolworth founder F.M. Kirby, railroad magnate Chiswell Dabney Langhorne, Coca-Cola bottler Lettie Pate Whitehead, The Viscountess Nancy Langhorne Astor, and duPont Managing Vice President Hamilton Barksdale participated in bringing to life Jett’s dream through extraordinary financial commitments. One hundred years later under the leadership of Headmaster Tommy Battle, Virginia Episcopal School’s alumni and friends have continued to honor this tradition of philanthropy. These past five years VES has raised $27 million of its $32 million goal to support the school’s endowment, annual fund, and six strategic capital projects that will enhance the student experience in the following critical areas:

One hundred years after Bishop Jett’s dream became a reality, 48 years after VES pioneered integration for southern boarding schools, and 29 years after it became the first Virginia boarding school to co-educate, VES continues the tradition of educational leadership.

Would you please consider making a commitment?
If so, please contact Henry Clarke ’03 at hclarke@ves.org or 434-385-3708.

An Evolving Campus
Mary Elizabeth Wagoner Notario ’00, R. Maxwell Meador Chair of World Languages

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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