Annual Report 2019-2020

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Dear EDS Family,

As partners in the rewarding endeavor of education, our students, parents, grandparents, and friends are irreplaceable. Educating a child was never intended to be an exclusionary task, and we simply could not do it without you. EDS is such an inspiring place, as a school should be. That culture of inspiration and excitement is foundational to learning and your generosity is what makes all the difference. Intellectual curiosity can’t be taught, but it can be caught, and the resources provided by our Annual Fund help our students catch all kinds of curiosities! Our school continues on its long journey of community support. Many beloved members of the EDS family may no longer be with us physically, but their legacy of giving is alive and well. Then, as now, we seek to be an organization worthy of your gifts. Because of them and because of you, our school’s financial health, even in challenging times, is well cared for and robust. And while we may not all see the ongoing impact of how your generosity enriches our student experience, lives are being touched every day. You are changing the lives of children, which is changing the future of Pensacola. In other words, your generosity to EDS is an investment in the Pensacola of tomorrow! We are honored to be on this journey together.

ROBERT STEPHENS head of school

Board of Trustees 2019-2020

Daniel Harrell Chair Katherine Mitchem Vice-Chair Patrick Elebash Secretary James Hosman Treasurer Robby Rushing Chancellor Fr. Michael Hoffman Danielle Balfour Justin Beck Ann Brewer Pam Carr Cozy Coleman Nancy Cox Rachael Gilmer Chris Hart Mary Hembree Rick Johnson Jennifer Kinsella Collier Merrill

how we enrollment update

Episcopal Day School is thriving! We currently have 410 students enrolled. While we retained over 93% of our students, we also welcomed 94 new faces. The EDS Hilton-Green Campus, PreK2-1st Grade, is at full capacity. Our new students arrived from all over Pensacola, the US, and the world to start school on time in the heart of downtown Pensacola. We are already taking tours and accepting applications for next year. There is no doubt, EDS is the BEST! Lisee Sherrill LISEE SHERRILL director of admissions

operate REVENUES

Tuition & Fees Extended Care & Camp Other


$3,847,381 $417,889 $17,133

1 %

9 %



$4,286,716 $3,380,870





Operational Costs


Academic Financial Aid Insurance Technology

$93,352 $118,922 $67,195 $117,039

Admissions & Marketing Facilitie s 4.5%

Academi c 1.1%

Personne l 87.6%


how we donate fill the mayflower for Manna food pantries onbikes Pensacola

This summer, our campers had the opportunity to build two brand new bikes for onbikes Pensacola Inc. to distribute to local children along with a helmet and bike lock. onbikes Pensacola believes that something as simple as a bike can open up a new world to children by inspiring a sense of freedom, self-reliance, and mobility. We believe that when a child works hard to serve others, they also gain something in return.

Our little turkeys and pilgrims loaded up the Coastal Moving and Storage truck with 6,257 pounds of food and $1,100 in 2019. We are honored to kick-off this city-wide event each year! We are especially grateful to Jen & Jay Bradshaw for hosting this annual event. Thank you for helping us help others.

Four years ago, we received a donation from Sandy Sansing to fund the 5th Grade Agents of Peace program. Since then, we have continued to research, evaluate, and fund grants for individuals all over the world through Each year, the funding is repaid and our students are able to to loan their money again and again. This is truly the gift that keeps on giving!

what a year it was!

funds raised

GOTH Uniform Sale Family Dues Loyalty Programs TOTAL

$57,672 $33,299 $5,440 $1,700 $98,111

projects funded

Annual Fund Gift Uniform Costs Store Start-up PSO Events Calendars Staff Appreciation TOTAL

$28,000 $28,712 $6,178 $21,993 $2,740 $5,868 $65,491

It began with a new school store, which has allowed the PSO to be a bigger support to the EDS family. For the first time, Pensacola Opera came and performed. The PSO offered volunteer support for Christian-Ed activities. We even brought the store to some of our sporings events! The year was running quite smoothly, and soon March was upon us. We wrapped up a great Teacher Appreciation Week and left for Spring Break. Then, COVID-19 came to town and broke up the party! Though, it has been a pandemic as we have never seen before in our lifetime, it was not enough to keep us down. The school (and entire nation) went ‘virtual’ and every member of the EDS family stepped up to the plate, in one way or another. It was a test of spirit and resilience, and it is fair to say the we passed and with flying colors. Yes, EDS! Although we did not have our usual Grill on the Hill event, and with it being our 10th annual, we got creative and made it happen. Again, our EDS family showed up and made it a success. When it is all said and done, this is what matters most an unbreakable spirit, determination and dedication. That is who we are and what we have proven once again. Without a doubt, we cannot do it all without our parent volunteers. We are the PSO, after all. Each one of these individuals, with an ever busy schedule, comes and participates whenever and however they can. They are the ones who make the magic happen with our events throughout the year. They are the ones who help make EDS memories outside of the classroom, for students and staff alike. We are grateful to each one of you!

JACKIE FIEDLER pso treasurer 2019-2020 BIANCAVILLEGAS pso president 2018-2020

ALK Designs Aqua Decor & Design Artesana Imports Audrey's Skin Care Laurie Banfell Bere' Jewelers Blue Chair Bay Bluetique Bodacious Family of Shops Laura Boyles Kaci Butland Cactus Flower Jen Cagle Celebrations, the Florist Dr. Christopher Bosarge, Coastal Vein Institute Dixie Dan Powell Dog House Deli The Dog Stop, Gulf Breeze Dr. Randy Rigsby The Edwin Hotel Escape on Palafox Fiore' of Pensacola Florabama Ole River Go Retro Gray Boutique Greater Pensacola Figure Skating Club Liz Harrison Josh Heath J. Hillburn, Wendy McCullar Kinsella Family Kona Ice of Greater Pensacola Lacy Philips Design Laura Barfield Lee House, The Belsinger Family Lewis Bear Company Live Oak Landscaping Katey Maguire McLemore Golf Course & Country Club Susan Mosley Nom Sushi Izakaya Pensacola Children's Chorus Pensacola Young Professionals Pizzaz Ragtime Package & Lounge Regymen Fitness Republic National Distributing Company Lisa Robertson Rodan & Fields, Tate Taylor Rusted Arrow Mercantile Susan Finger Imports Monica Sherman Chandler Stephens Tap the Coast Daisy Turner Bianca Villegas Shannon & Chance Walsh Angie & Bubba Watson Woodfin Cabassa Orthodontics

thank you to our

sponsors, donors, & volunteers! BRINGIN' HOME THE BACON



Sam & Patti HUTTO



2019-2020 ANNUAL FUND donors


Robert H. Kahn Jr. Family Foundation Tim & Heather O'Brien Robby & Joena Rushing EDS Parent Service Organization on the


$9,999-$5,000 Rachael & Albi Gilmer The Lee Family Lea & David Richardson Ken & Sammye Simpler

STEWARDS' CLUB $4,999-$2,500 Mike & Lauren Cutter Forrest & Ed Faulkner Steven & Heather Lenga Katherine & Bill Mitchem

collaborators' club $2,499-$1,953

Daniel & Rebecca Ballow Kristin & Justin Beck Nancy Cox Penelope & Patrick Elebash Jackie & David Fiedler

Josh Heath Mary Hembree Jay & Dawnmarie Ingwell The Merrill Family Laura Rae & Mike Morette Joe & Lisa Robertson

founder's club $1,952 Cindi & Chad Bonner Liz & Jamie Callahan William & Theresa Harrell Robert Pace Katie & Carl Spear

fellowship club


John & Carissa Adams Emily & Daniel Harrell Keri & Shane Medlock Brian & Amanda Barr Amanda & Ryan Hahn Jeff & Lacy Phillips Hope & Cleve Bellar Chris & Jodee Hart James & Venus Prince Dr. & Mrs. Jay E. Boatwright III Cissy & David Hightower Dixie Dan & Teresa Powell Laura & Joe Boyles Amy & Michael Hoffman Bertha & Bill Simmons in honor of Garrett, Collier, Gus, & Edie Jay & Jen Bradshaw Ildi & James Hosman Prinsychel & Jared Sipes Anne Brewer Anna & Rick Johnson Robert Stephens Cozy & Alexander Coleman Walter Kress Hunter & Carol Whittington Dr. Andrius & Kathleen Galinis Chris LeCroy Jeff & Kim Wolters Jodi Gup Emily & Bryan Ley

1952 society

Gifts of $1,000 or more earn donors the special title of "1952 Society" members. This generous level of giving is named to honor the year Episcopal Day School was founded.

2019-2020 ANNUAL FUND (continued) Chelsea Frantz & Samer Al-Shurieki Joanne Andrews Brian & Jennifer Bell Walter Bell Tosh & Laura Belsinger Weldon & Emily Bradshaw Margaret & Chris Browning Campbell & Lindsey Caldwell

Jim & Cathy Allebach Danielle & Pelbreton Balfour Jim & Joy Bowles Rhonda Bradley Emily & Pierce Cannington Royce & Sheryl Cannington in honor of Evie & Mary Clark

Andrea & Burton Chesterfield Ron & Renee Alexander in honor of Harrison Elgin

Betty Bain Laurie Banfell Chris Barfield Terri Barnette Ardeli Beaulieu Dick Bell Melissa Benator Amy & Robert Bender Danielle Bonderer Marcus Bowman Jane & John Briscione Carla Brown Charlotte Brown Kerry & Scott Brown Kaci Butland Courtney & Will Campbell Pam Carr MIcheleanne Celigoji William Coggin Chris & Rebecca Cooper Heidi Cruz Iris Daughtry Amanda Davies Andrea & Jerome Delacruz

$999-$500 palafox club National League of Junior Cotillions Janet Lawkis Hoffman Pensacola Bay Area, Liz Harrison

Sheila & Bobby Dunn Steve Edele Joe & Susie Endry Miner & Jeannie Harrell Neal Hatch

Melanie & Ti McConnell The Owens Family Roderick & Nikki Rogers Bruce Irvine Beckie & John Share Steven & Carrie King Monica & Roger Sherman Jen & Tim Kinsella Tina & Stacy Taylor Richard & April Knowles Andrea & Zac Taylor Kevin & Christine Krier Jack & Beth Tilley April & Richard Knowles Paula & Murray Turner Jennifer & Thomas Westerheim

$499-$250 wright club Dana & Scott Janik

Jim & Jenn Cox RJ & Melanie Curtis Beverley & Bill Elebash Bridget & Steve Fluegge Peter & Lauren Gaddy Stephanie & Dax Gill Blake & Stacie Hammond Honey & Chuck Harris

The Nagel Family Natalie & Wade Keckler Lauren & James Rich Ray & Barbara Jo Kicklighter Elizabeth Spencer Ashley & Todd King Kona Ice of Greater Pensacola Daisy & Richard Turner Bonnie & Robert Vail Taxie & David Lambert Ellen & Roger Vinson Cain & Missi Ledbetter Therese & Alistair McKenzie Steve & Eleanor Zieman

Karen Donnelly Cindel Dove Ty & Katie Dunkelberger Krissy & Kevin Emery Gary & Mary Fields Rebekah Foster Gary & Mary Fields Linda Finke Rebekah Foster Blanding Fowler Jennie Friedlander Cathy Garner Patricia Gaubert Nolan & Sharon Gaubert Vicki & Fil Gilmer Pam Dean Goddard Jessica Greene Carl Grimes Cait & Rhett Gross Clare & Matt Haenszel Kevin Haines Elizabeth Hargrove Liz & David Harrison Shawna Hicks Michelle Hoag Gail Demeter

Heidi Seltzer Paul Sessions Carolyn Horne Sharon Seymor The Hubmann Family Lisee & Richard Sherrill Mr. & Mrs. Steve Humphrey Loren Shriver Corinne & Mark Jackson Heather & Darren Skitt Chris & Kelli James Allison Smith Tom & Cindy Keckler Frank & Violet Sokolik Karen & Jon Kellams Chandler Stephens Brandi Lane Robert & Vivian Sulecki Katy Lane Katie Theisen Ronnie & Diane Ledbetter Crystal Towns Carol Lewis Rebecca Tubbs Mr. & Mrs. Philip Maher Alyssa Tucker Caron Majors Lisa Turner Fleur & Kerry May Bianca & Carlos Villegas Carolyn McLendon Mr. & Mrs. Spencer Mitchem Matthew & Brantlee Vinson Jenna & Bill Warren Susan Mosley Marcia Wharton Marguerite Murray Kerry & William White Steve & Carole Ann Nader Eddie Wilson Stephen Nichols Emily & Christoph Zeller Josie & Josh Rasmussen Nici Rogers YOUNG ALUMNI Jonathan Bradley (‘15) Alejandra & Mark Ryan Luke Sherrill ('20) George Sands Chase Miller ('22) Meghan Schneider

& UNDER gadsden club $249Dana Hof

your donations put us 'on the map'

total giving

your 2019-2020 contributions have:


number of gifts

227 48 %


Parents 48%

Other 1% Alumni 3%

Provided the Robojags with equipment to compete in county-wide competitions Hosted a visit from author, Wyatt Key to supplement 8th grade's summer book study

3 1 % %

Installed additional building signage on both campuses

26 %

Grandparents 22%

22 %

Faculty 26%

every journey needs a leader to guide the way

We would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to our amazing Annual Fund chair, Katherine Mitchem. She lead the 2019-2020 campaign with positivity and heart. In a year filled with uncertainty, Katherine's perserverence was truly an inspiration!

Renovated the SC Conference Room and created space for an 'Art Gallery' Insulated the ceilings of four Hilton-Green Campus classrooms Completed the re-furnishing of 4th Grade classrooms Began the construction of 3 new bathrooms in the Hilton-Green Campus cafeteria Played our first round of disc-golf on the new South Campus Field And coming soon you will see:

Continued improvements to our outdoor spaces as we look for ways to spread students out and enjoy the beautiful Pensacola weather

these families & foundations keep us moving forward American Water Resources Association JB Butler Science Grant

Each year, our 5th grade classes are guided on a local bike ride to better understand and observe the need to treat stormwater runoff from 40 acres in downtown Pensacola. From sustainable habits to low impact transportation every aspect of this trip zeros in on social responsibility and the type of citizens and leaders we want to see our students become. Now, because of AWRA, we have enough water testing and cycling safety supplies to power this field trip for years to come.

The Lee Family

Thank you, Lee Family, for continuing to help us BUILD a better Hilton-Green Campus! We are so excited to add Imagination Playground waterproof foam blocks to our outdoor spaces. This collection of blocks includes bricks and cylinders, chutes, channels, and various parts that encourage motion and connectivity. Students can create sculptures, obstacle courses, or anything else that can dream up. They inspire children to design their own inventions, environments and activities. We have loved watching our students' ideas take shape in a big way!

Sometimes creativity is the best gift of all! This past summer, artist and EDS grandparent, Mary Proctor, created the most beautiful works of art for us. These images of our most popular EDS "landmarks" are truly one of a kind. We have loved using them on everything from back-to-school signs, to t-shirts, and even stationary.

Mary Proctor

Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with all of us! We know that these priceless graphics will bring joy to everyone who sees them for years to come! additional monetary and in-kind donors:

Kimberly Etscheid • Josh Heath • Emily Ley Joena & Robby Rushing • Shannon & Chance Walsh

how can you help us stay on the right track? there are many ways to support EDS RIGHT NOW, WHILE YOU ARE HERE

Contribute to the Annual Fund Become a Grill on the Hill sponsor, make an in-kind donation to the Silent or Live Auction or serve on the planning committee

Help maintain the PSO Store by turning in gently used uniforms

Participate in service learning projects let’s raise the future philanthropists

Continue to be involved and communicate with us even after your student becomes an alumni

Volunteer as a Room Parent and/or a PSO Event Committee Share your EDS story with friends in the community



a few words from

MADDI PEREZ valedictorian. class of 2020

I would like to extend a special thank you to the Episcopal Day School teachers, staff, and administrators who have encouraged and supported me during my time at EDS. I deeply appreciate each of you who have been instrumental in molding me into the young woman that I am today. I would also like to thank my parents who have told me I can “overcome any obstacle and achieve if I believe.” When I received the email from Mr. Edele that stated I was the EDS valedictorian, I thought “I get to give a speech”…well it wasn’t that simple. I began to reflect on the years from second grade to now. Teachers and friends have left ever lasting memories in my mind and heart. Many of you have been at EDS since kindergarten and others have joined us over the years. I have been a part of this journey for seven years now. Just think how small we were back in kindergarten with our little backpacks and lunch boxes, some of us cried, others were excited, but we all knew we were in it together. We've all grown taller, smarter, more courageous, and more mature (well, most of us). It’s been a long and winding road filled with opportunities to learn and develop. The road hasn’t always been easy, but we made it. Over the years we’ve seen it all, from Mr. Bowlds history reviews to Mrs. Daughtry’s Spanish projects, to C-MAC playing volleyball we’ve learned all there is to learn from elementary and middle school. We’ve mastered subjects, projects, sports, and distance learning. This was supposed to be our last year together. 8thgrade. Rulers of the school. It is upsetting that the last 3 months of 8thgrade was cancelled due to COVID. We missed out on our sports banquet, our 8thgrade trip, our 8thgrade prank. We missed out on so many activities that are 8thgrade traditions. We learned to be strong, enduring the “new normal” that the pandemic has created for us. COVID has helped us in some ways to connect and become a stronger more unified class. Not only did we become stronger, but so did our teachers and faculty. I think we can all agree that our teachers maintained some serious strength and flexibility learning to deal with our class the past 3 years. So, as we move forward, I say to you all, “stay strong, stay courageous, and always be the best ‘YOU’ you can be.” I firmly believe that EDS has equipped us with all of the tools we need to take on the world and I expect that we will all achieve great things. Now it’s time for us to follow our new paths and focus on a new level of learning – high school. I am proud of you all and I know we will all continue to amaze everyone we meet. So, I propose a toast, a toast to the class of 2020. The most devious but clever class that EDS has seen. The class that the teachers will miss, but are ready to send off to high school. The class that had the best virtual graduation. The class that I call family. As I say farewell and focus on my time here, let us all remember that

“people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

class of


James Banks Chad Bonner Garrett Brown Roman Carro WIley Collins Richie Doelker Owen Emery Keller Fairchild Ryli Fraley Maxwell Frederick Finn Fritz William Grissett Virginia Hart Hana Hazbun Nicholas Herman Rowan Hof Larson Jernigan Andrew LeCroy Anderson Lenga Liam Litvak Cameron Mcdaniel Katherine McDaniel Lily Menzies Gemma O'Day Jackson Pearson Madison Perez Johnathan Pollitt Jackson Rushing Davis Sherman Luke Sherrill Eleanor Speck Whitney Taylor Bryre Thomson Julia Ulmer Will Watson William Westerheim


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


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

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