Annual Report 2017-2018

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Annual Report2017-2018 Congrats, Class of 2018!

EDS Gives Back Raising Future Philanthropists

Our Annual Fund Donors make a difference

Dear EDS Family, Episcopal Day School is such a special place, and more pointedly, is a uniquely enriching environment for our students. For twelve years, they get the best of everything. 'The best' includes things that we can see and touch, but it also certainly includes their experience, something that is sometimes harder to measure. Even though I am still discovering the wonder that is found in our places and spaces, our parents and students, and our faculty and staff, it is remarkably easy to see just how special the EDS experience truly is. Of course, part of that experience is found in the generosity of our friends and families. At its essence, fundraising at EDS is focused on our mission, and consequently, our outcomes. We should be proud of our distinction as the premier educational institution in Northwest Florida, and that recognition would not be possible without the culture of generosity that exists here. Based on our tuition level and our enrollment, our recent history of giving is impressive indeed. Your gifts fuel us. They help secure our future. And they strengthen our connection to the community, city, and region that we love. Your commitment to EDS builds our commitment to the leaders of tomorrow, your children and grandchildren. We all stand together in thanking you from the bottom of our Jaguar hearts! Sincerely,

Robert Stephens Head of School

Board of Trustees Jay Bradshaw​ , ​ C hair Daniel Harrell​ , ​ V ice​ - ​ C hair James Hosman​ , ​ F inance​ ​ C hair Robert​ ​ R ushing​ , ​ C hancellor

Anne​ ​ B rewer | Geoffrey Butler | Pam​ ​ C arr Cozy​ ​ C oleman | Nancy​ ​ C ox | Patrick​ ​ Elebash Chris​ ​ H art | Mary​ ​ H embree Rev.Michael​ ​ H offman | Katherine​ ​ M itchem Monica​ ​ S herman​ | Tonja Ward

It was a BIG year for philanthropy at EDS! Annual Fund

PSO's 8th Annual Grill on the Hill Bear Family Foundation Grant Funding Lee Family Technology Gift Kugelman Family Foundation Grant Funding 201


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total giving

Shelley LeCroy Fund

= $245,123 OUR MISSION

Episcopal Day School prepares students for a life of learning & meaningful service in a diverse & global world, by providing academic excellence & character formation inclusive of all of God’s children & grounded in the Episcopal tradition.



OPERATING REVENUES Tuition & Fees Extended Care & Camp Other

$3,873,083 $3,474,857 $403,558 $14,668



Personnel Operational Costs Facilities Academic Utilities Financial Assistance Insurance Admissions & Advancement Technology

$3,253,562 $179,678 $156,467 $117,657 $143,452 $64,605 $73,605 $47,168 $52,291

PA R E N T S E R V I C E O R G A N I Z AT I O N The EDS Parent Service Organization (PSO) had a spectacular year! I would like to thank all of our board members and parents who supported the PSO and worked so hard to make EDS the best it can be for our students. The PSO continued its tradition of hosting memorable and fun-filled events such as Backyard Movie Night at Hilton Green and the Christmas Parade Courtyard Party. Events like Fill the Mayflower gave students a chance to give back to their community and have fun doing it. Our Father Daughter Dance is so popular and well loved that we are expanding the tradition to include a Mother Son event! The Force was strong with EDS and the 8th Annual Grill on the Hill amateur grilling competition was our most successful yet! A combination of great food, music, and friends brought us all together to raise an amazing $75,000. With those generous contributions, we were able to install a new water fountain at the Hilton Green, install new irrigation and re-sod the field at Hilton Green, help complete the final phase of Shelly’s Space with a donation to the Shelly LeCroy Fund. On top of that, we were able to make a substantial donation to the Annual Fund, which will also be used to enrich the lives of students and staff at EDS. The PSO is looking forward to working with out new Head of School, Robert Stephens, on other projects that will make EDS even better. EDS is an amazing place for our children to grow and learn! It also has the most amazing and dedicated group of parents who work tirelessly to help make EDS the best place, for not only our students, but for all students to come. It has been my honor to work alongside these parents over the past year and I look forward to continued success in the 2018-2019 school year. Thank you again to all of those who supported the PSO and made 2017-2018 such a success!

Jennifer O'Hanlon PSO President 2017-2018



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GRILL ON THE HILL would not be possible without our sponsors

Bringin' Home the Bacon


Grillin' Gold


Sizzlin' Silver


Burnin' Bronze



for a record-breaking s ilent an d live auction y ear!

BAR SPONSOR The Lewis Bear Company

When we say "grill rain or shine," we mean it! It was a close call for the 8th Annual Grill on the Hill, but we all managed to stay dry and have a great time!

LIVE AUCTION DONORS Jewelers Trade Shop Kimberly & BJ Etscheid Bevin Weeks & Kenneth Baker WhistlePig Rye Whiskey Angelena's Ristorante Italiano Great Southern Group Randi Muller & Rex Williams ✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿

Adoorable Door Studio Advanced Dermatology Aislinn Kate Photography Bluejay's Bakery Bluetique Brian Sakey Burn Bootcamp Caricatures by Tim Banfell Celebrations the Florist Chandler Stephens Chris MCullar Coastal Paddle Company Corrine Lorge Duh for Home and Garden Eleanor Currin Emily & Christoph Zeller Escape on Palafox Executive Landscaping Flora-Bama Gray Boutique Heidi Seltzer Indigeaux Denim Bar & Boutique Innerlight Surf Shop Innisfree Hotels Jen Cagle Jeremy Young Jessica Greene Josh Sitton Josh Zeller Photography Josie Rasmussen


Kaci Butland Kate Treick Photography Katey Maguire Kim Franklin Kona Ice of Gulf Breeze Kool Graphics Kristen Martin Lacy Phillips Designs Laura Rae Morette, Rodan & Fields Laurie Banfell Linsley McMillion Lisa Robertson Liz Harrison Mayor Ashton Hayward McAlpin Interiors McClelland Tennis Academy Michael Litvak DDS Michelle Rigoni Michelle Salzman Minds on Music National Flight Academy Nom Sushi Izakaya Norm Haines OuterSpaces Landscapes OWA Patsy Brown Pensacola Bay Oyster Co. Pensacola Children's Chorus Pensacola Country Club


Pizzaz Portofino Pure Barre Randi Muller Republic National Rita Dotson Rusted Arrow Mercantile Sackheim Dental Salon St. Charles Antionette Johnson Robyn R. Seyler Sandra Dishman Susan Brown

Seacrest Fitness Company Shux Oyster Bar Spinnakers SSW Studios Style Downtown Susan Brown Susan Mosley Teri Grammar The Walsh Family Tina Taylor Union Public House Wash Depot Holdings, Inc Waterboyz Wilfrid's Barbershop Will Morris Wine Bar Woodfin & Cabassa Orthodontics

these families gave


With Support from the Bear Family, we created a comfortable Reading Nook space in our South Campus Media Center for students to relax with a good book - “no screens attached.� Along with soft seating for the kids (and adults), we were also able to purchase a large selection of over 100 graphic novels to complete our collection and provide the entire suggested reading list as outlined by the American Library Association.

As trends in education continue to move towards technology based instruction, we find ourselves working just as hard to instill a love of good old fashioned paperback books in our students as we are to keep up with 21st century innovation.

Bear Family Foundation

It's no secret that the Kugelman family has played a significant role in our efforts to purchase, maintain, and utilize 21st century technology at EDS. With their gift of the incredible Kugelman Innovation Lab, we have been able to create a new enrichment course for all grade levels, grow our robotics team, give our weekly news broadcast studio a home, and so much more. This year, with Kugelman Family funding, we are able to starting mobilizing these opportunities by brining the Innovation Lab to our students with a class set of laptops for second grade. With internet access and Google Suite training, these students are able to begin learning effective and responsible research techniques and complete classwork that can be easily shared and edited by their friends and teachers.

Kugelman Family Foundation


dreams came true We can't let our South Campus students have all of the fun! Our Hilton-Green kids want and need technology too, and because of the Lee Family, now they have it! Students of all ages have access to the HGC Innovation space during their enrichment classes and our teachers are able to check out certain items to use in their classrooms as well. With this generous gift, we were able to purchase iPads, a 3-D printer, a poster printer, robotic 'cublets', speakers and microphones, and of course very sturdy portable storage devices to keep our new Innovation Space safe and sound.

Lee Family

In this day and age, students are never too young to start learning how to responsibly use technology. With the ability to get creative and adapt to various ability levels, these items are an invaluable addition to our early-learning curriculum.

Shelley's Space has continued to grow and evolve this year. With the completion of Phase II, we have now expanded our outdoor classroom out onto a perfectly shaded deck that serves as a lunchroom, lecture hall, gym, reading nook, event space, and the list goes on!

We're not done, yet!

Soon, the Currin Center will be getting a new paint job by local artist Cindy Mathis. The mural will feature zebra longwing butterflies (Florida's state butterfly) and bottle brush trees, just like the ones in our garden. Shelley's Space has taken on a life of its own and becomes more beautiful every day. In this way, we hope we have reached our goal from the create a space that Shelley would have loved.

Shelley LeCroy Fund

ANNUAL FUND DONORS $10,000 & up Innovator’s Club

EDS Parent Service Organization

$9,999 to $5,000 – Light on the Hill Club

$4,999 to $2,500 – Steward’s Club

$2,499 to $1,953 Collaborator's Club

Rachael & Albi Gilmer

Jen & Jay Bradshaw

Daniel & Rebecca Ballow

Heather & Tim O'Brien

Mike & Lauren Cutter

Chris & Margaret Browning

Gena Raymon

Forrest & Ed Faulkner

Weldon & Emily Bradshaw

Joena & Robert Rushing

The Merrill Family

Nancy Cox

Tiffiny & Bryan Weidner

Collier & Cate Merrill

Michelle & Chat Fraley

Will & Jane Merrill

Scott & Lindy Grissett

Aaron & Jennifer O’Hanlon

Mary Hembree

Lacy & Jeff Phillips

Doug & Beth Jensen

The Simpler Family

Katherine & Bill Mitchem

Ken & Sammye Simpler

Mike & Laura Rae Morette

David & Lea Richardson

Gaye & Neil Overholtz

Bevin Weeks & Ken Baker

$1,952 – Founder’s Club

Mike & Patti Rehwinkel Carl & Katie Spear Tonja & Charlie Ward

Dr. & Mrs. Jay E. Boatwright III | Chad & Cindi Bonner | Lisa & Chris Bosarge Amy & Geoff Brodersen | Geoffrey & Evie Butler | Liz & Jamie Callahan BJ & Kim Etscheid | Dimitri & Jennifer Georgiades | Bill & Theresa Harrell Kramer & Jane Litvak | Daniel & Lucy Rentz

$1,951 to $1,000 Fellowship Club Kristen & Justin Beck Laura & Tosh Belsinger Laura & Joe Boyles Cozy & Alex Coleman Katy & Scott Collins Enrique & Eldaa Diaz

Owen & Kathryn Drey Andrius & Kathleen Galinis Ryan & Amanda Hahn Miner & Jeannie Harrell

Ti & Melanie McConnell Keri & Shane Medlock Sharon Morette Bee & Papa Bill Simmons In Honor of Garrett, Collier, Gus, & Edie Brown

Amy & Michael Hoffman

Carrie & Jeffrey Steichen

James & Ildi Hosman

Robert Stephens

Jennifer King

Fred & Ruth Ann Thomson

Steven & Heather Lenga

Lisa & Carlton Ulmer

Downtown Clubs $999 to $500 Palafox Club Leslie & Hal Banks Brian & Amanda Barr Thomas & Susan Bizzell Ann Brewer West & Ethlyn Caldwell Lindsey & Campbell Caldwell Sherry Chilton Ed Costello Steve Edele Jaqueline & David Fiedler Chelsea Frantz & Samer Al-Shurieki Allison Gilmore Daniel & Emily Harrell Liz & David Harrison Chris & Jodee Hart Liz Hazbun Cissy & David Hightower Christine & Thomas Holmes Bruce Irvine Chris LeCroy Eddie & Kerry Norris Jim & Leann Nowak The Owens Family John & Beckie Share Monica & Roger Sherman William & Cheryl Smith John & Susan Soule Tina & Stacy Taylor Murray & Paula Turner Chris & Bonnie Vail Jennifer & Thomas Westerheim Katie & Jay White Rebecca & Joseph Yasunaga

$499 to $250 – Wright Club Ronald & Renee Alexander Jim & Cathy Allebach Rhonda Bradley Kerry & Scott Brown Emily & Pierce Cannington Rahul & Amy Chavan Jennifer Cobb Ron Curtis Penelope & Patrick Elebash Bridget & Steve Fluegge Natalie & Wade Keckler Kona Ice of Gulf Breeze Taxie & David Lambert Missi Ledbetter Jay & Sue Marshall Carolyn McLendon Robert & Lisa McDaniel Tom McMonigle Mary Ann & Spencer Mitchem Jessi Richardson Jill & Grover Robinson Andrew & Belinda Russell Joseph & Judy Schuhbauer Robin & Jeff Schwartz Darren & Heather Skitt Lori & Dave Spangrud Melissa Winslett Speck Alyssa Tucker Daisy & Richard Turner Mark & Kasey Watson

| $203,581





$249 & under – Gadsden Club Laurie Banfell Christopher Barfield Ouida Barner Terri Barnette Richard Barron Ardeli Beaulieu Robert & Amy Bender Logan Bowlds Laura & Joe Boyles In Honor of Mr.Delacruz, Mrs. Taylor, Mr. Young, Ms. Early, Mrs. Turner, & Mrs. Rasmussen

Carla Brown Charlotte Brown Kaci Butland Jen Cagle Pam Carr Robert & Johnnie Cathcart In Memory of Mary Kiefer

Chelsie & Mike Clarke Sarah Coleman Kristen & Shane Countryman Sarah & Stephen Crane Iris Daughtry Amanda Davies Melissa & Kevin Davis Jerome Delacruz Marisa & Mitchell Elgin Reginald & Joi Evans Wendi Fairchild Chris & Carley Fangman Blanding Fowler Doug & Kim Franklin Megan & Ethan Frederick Shannon Fritzius Cathy Garner Stephanie & Dax Gill Jessica Greene Jodi Gup Blake & Stacie Hammond Traci & William Hart

$249 & under – Gadsden Club continued John & Kathy Hodges Roger & Sara Hubmann Cathy Hughes Corrine & Mark Jackson Kelli & Chris James Ashley & Todd King Kevin & Christine Krier Florence Kutinac Katy Lane Stan & Stephanie Lastowski Emmi & James Lawrence Carol Lewis Kristin & Russell Longley Wallace & Cheryl Lorge Corrine & Toby Lorge Caron Majors Raymond Merritt Susan Mosley Marguerite Murray

Araceli Nelson Stephen Nichols Nancy Norris Kelly Oden Neetin & Jayana Patel Josie Rassmussen Michelle Rigoni Ashley & Javier Rivera Lisa Robertson Edward Rushing Jennifer Russell Glenda Scoggins Heidi Seltzer Monica & Roger Sherman In Memory of William McGehee

Lisee & Richard Sherrill Violet & Frank Sokolik

Chandler Stephens Ellen Stokes Mary Frances Street Robert & Vivian Sulecki Vincent & Ann Sullivan Katie & James Theisen Crystal Towns Lisa Turner William & Kerry White Lakeisha Whiting Martha Whitmore Kristen & Rob Wisniakowski Jeremy Young Emily & Christoph Zeller Robin & Ben Zimmern William & Beverly Zimmern

Young Alumni* $25 Jack Allebach | Jonathan Bradley | Robert Harrison | Ryan Harrison | Cortney Sherman *under 21 years of age

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our amazing Annual Fund chair, Rachael Gilmer. For two years, Rachael has led our campaign to success. It is clear that the Gilmer family's generosity is contagious!

EDSGives Back

Manna Food Pantry - an EDS tradition! Fill the Mayflower 2,900 pounds Tummy Bundles 100th Day of School Challenge 2,377 pounds

Annual 3rd Grade Lemonade Stand Each year, students read the novel Lemonade War then plan for and build their own lemonade stand. This project-based learning unit incorporates economics, engineering, art, and reading!

$897.10 for Gulf Coast Kid's House

United Way Day of Caring Our administrators visited Camp Fire, Inc. to participate in United Way Day of Caring. Camp Fire provides the opportunity for young people to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

Kiva-Loans that Change Lives For Giving Tuesday, using a sustaining gift that the 5th grade Agents of Peace received last year, students funded two micro-loans in Ecuador and Honduras. Both loans were matched by fellow Kiva loaners which maximized their impact. These loans are expected to be paid back by the recipients for our students to evaluate and loan to another worthy project. O, Heavenly Father, you have given us Your Son, Jesus Christ, to be our friend and example; we thank You.

Our Help us to do such food things as will please You and benefit others. School Bless us in our work and study, in our play and rest, in the intentions of our hearts, and in our words and actions. Prayer Help us to follow Christ, and in His love make us gentle, generous, truthful, kind, and brave. Amen.



I’m Colin Gold, Valedictorian of the Class of 2018. But this isn’t just about me, this is about all of us 8th graders and our past and future. First, I’d like to recap this year and all of its challenges and triumphs. With Mrs.Countryman we strengthened our episcopal identity by painting and blessing idols, which was a ton of fun. We went on a school retreat to Camp Cosby for the third year in a row, sitting around a campfire and reminiscing in our favorite EDS memories. We made websites, documentaries and papers for History Fair and some of us made it all the way to state where we competed against kids all across Florida and had to endure a grueling 4-hour awards ceremony. We helped organize, clean and maintain Montclair Elementary, a school less fortunate than ours. Our 8th grade boy’s basketball team had a great season, winning 29-1 games in CYSL and becoming SYSA Champions. Of course, none of this would be possible without our amazing teachers here at EDS. Mrs. Russell critiqued and greatly improved our history fair projects with her experience and expertise. Mrs. McLendon taught us the principles of Chemistry and properly prepared us for the next level. Mrs. Majors guided us through great classic books relevant to today such as To Kill A Mockingbird and Sounder. Mrs. Nowak helped us prepare for the Algebra EOC and introduced concepts like polynomials and this really big equation called the Quadratic Formula. Señora Beaulieu adequately and effectively showed us how to read, write and speak Spanish. Now that I’m done with talking about the past, I can talk about the more important part: The future. No longer will we all come to EDS every morning weekday, sad to see problems to solve but happy to see our friends. We are moving on as Tigers, or Wildcats, or Dolphins, ready to face the challenges ahead. I’m going to miss EDS, and I’m sure a lot of others will, too. However, it’s important to remember that, just like Ludwig Jacobowski said in 1899, "don’t be sad because it’s over, be happy that it happened." Finally, I’d like to end my remarks saying something that will stick with you throughout your years ahead into high school and even college: We are the Trailblazers of the New Age, and it is we that will steer the tide of the future to what is best for us. Just like the generations before us, we must take up the torch and lead the way for those to come. Until then, we must persevere and educate ourselves to prepare.

This is not the end, but merely the beginning.


MISSION Episcopal Day School prepares students for a life of learning & meaningful service in a diverse & global world, by providing academic excellence & character formation inclusive of all of God’s children & grounded in the Episcopal tradition.

VISION Episcopal Day School will send our students out into the world with a mutual respect for others & a love of learning grounded in our Episcopal tradition of academic, ethical, & spiritual growth. We will serve as the benchmark in our community & beyond for implementation of 21st Century skills, commitment to community & service, & preparation for a diverse, global world. EDS will be the school of choice for parents, students & teachers. | #EDSdreamteam

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