2020 - 2021 ESN Report of Annual Giving

Page 1

ESN Annual Report of Giving 2020 - 2021


Celebrating the

2020 - 2021 School Year


A letter from

THE HEAD OF SCHOOL Dear Friends and Supporters of Episcopal School of Nashville, The 2020-21 was a year of change and growth. Every year is a year of change and growth. In fact, there is no “normal” year for Episcopal School of Nashville. Each year we are a new school because we add a grade level. Each year, our community has risen to meet every challenge that has appeared. Each year, we have found ways to live our mission and nurture the joy of learning and the spirit of discovery in each of our students. In short, we are a community born of adversity - location, finances, tornadoes, and a global pandemic. Now, midway through our sixth year, we gratefully serve 122 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Seventh Grade and we are excited to add Eighth Grade–our first graduating class–for the 2022-23 school year. Despite the challenges, we have persevered and we have excelled because of tremendous support from parents, grandparents, faculty, and friends near and far. The Purple Martin Annual Fund is the backbone of that support. Your gifts sustain us; your gifts are central to our ability to live our mission of nurturing the joy of learning and the spirit of discovery in each of our students. Understanding Episcopal School's finances is the first step to understanding its need for philanthropic support. The Purple Martin Annual Fund is the most critical source of immediately available and flexible funds. Gifts to the Purple Martin Annual Fund are crucial to the financial health of the School and go towards recruiting and retaining the best possible faculty and staff, and to providing need-based financial assistance to bright and talented students who might not otherwise get the opportunity to attend Episcopal School. Programs, curriculum, technology, and facilities will change over time, but mission-aligned people remain the greatest investment in our efforts to create a life-changing education. In addition to the generous donors who have made the operation of Episcopal School possible, in January of 2020, we also launched our ambitious “Build Our Nest” capital campaign to raise $2 million towards school renovations, scholarships for need-based financial aid, and upgrades to classroom and school wide technology and programming. Both the capital campaign and annual giving are crucial to the success of Episcopal School. Included within the pages of this report are the names of those dedicated servants of Episcopal School who supported the financial health of this school in a time when our community needed it most. We applaud and thank every donor who continues to make possible an Episcopal School in Nashville and with mind and spirit soaring, let’s keep movin’ on!

Dr. James Jordan, Head of School


C ELEBRATING YEAR F I VE , 2 020 -2 0 2 1

WITH GRATEFUL THANKS TO THOSE WHO SUPPORTED THE SCHOOL BETWEEN JULY 1, 2020 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2021

The Purple Martin Annual Fund Donations Fiscal Year 2020 - 2021 F O U N D I N G S O C I E TY $50,000.00 +

Sarah and David Ingram Trina and Jay Secor L E A D E R S H I P S O C I E TY $25,000.00 - $49,999.99 St. George’s Episcopal Church Ketch Secor Robin and Sandy Stuart Foundation Dr. Paul E. Teschan

SCHOLARSHIP SOCIETY $10,000.00 - $24, 999.99 Carolyn and Jim Beckner Seawell Brandau The Episcopal Diocese of TN Katy Varney and Dave Goetz Anita and John Hayes Carrie and Chris Hodges Ellie and Drew Holcomb Katherine and Jason Murrie Jessica and Stephen Rose Katherine and Harrison Stuart Justin Weiler Jerry and Ernest Williams Drs. Ellen and George Wright H E A D O F S C H O O L’ S S O C I E TY $5,000.00 - $9,999.99 Anonymous Anonymous Rose and Dr. Billy Ballard Mary Lea and Rick Bryant Wyeth and Ed Burgess Pickslay Cheek Christ Church Cathedral Katie and Kevin W. Crumbo Ellen and Townes Duncan Sue Keith and Brand Elverston

Robin and The Hon. John Hickenlooper Rosemarie and Kenneth Peelle Bets Ramsey Eleanor and The Rev. Mark Robinson Janna and Brooks Smith John Stuart Truxton Trust The Rev. Lissa Smith and Edwin Williamson PURPLE MARTIN S O C I E TY $2,500.00 - $4,999.99 Julia and Gareth Aden Meg and Sam Bessey John Bryant Laurie and James Carney Susan and John Collins James Davidheiser Susan Dowdy Susan and John Collins Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Janice and Joe King Rebecca and Craig Laine Louise B. Wallace Foundation Paypal Giving Fund Margaret C. Raney E N R I C H M E N T S O C I E TY $1,000.00 - $2,499.99 Lesa and Henry Agee Michelle and John Andrade Melinda O. Bass Carol Bitar Blackbaud Dana Blickwedel Lillian Bradford Donna and The Rev. Rick Britton Audrey Brown William Cooper, III

Charles Craighill Christian Curry Drs. Jan and Joseph Delozier III The Rev. Fred Dettwiller Mary Dale and John Fitzgerald Peggy and Dick Fitzgerald Phyllis and Steve Fridrich Kelsey and Corey Gheesling Emily and Mark Griffin Joanne and Mike Hayes Peggy Maguire Louise and Donald McKenzie Rebecca and John Moll Tyson Moore Bev and Ronald Rossini Georgianna and Alison Russell Diana and The Rev. Roger Senechal Andrea and Joseph Shelton Mary Jane and Gilbert Smith St. Augustine's Episcopal Church Victor Edwin Stewart Barry Baird and Dr. Joseph Taylor Linda Vaughn Stuart Vidockler Rebecca and William Wilson Kathy and Mark Wright DISTINGUISHED DONORS $500.00 - $999.99 Jason Andreas Elizabeth and Benjamin Aplin Allie Bohannon Mary Lea and Rick Bryant Clay Caroland Elizabeth Collins Susan Compton Christine Cronk Dandridge Trust Grace and Paul Dent Kate and Steven Ezell Martin Farrell Joy Fauntleroy


Michael Hash Natalie and Brian Hickman Kevin Paul Hayes Cathy and Clay Jackson The Rev. Peter Keese Bernard Kosowski Mary and Calvin Lewis Heather and Rick Marsh Brooks and Bert Mathews James McGregor Pamela McWilliams Mark Melvin Michelle and Shane Morris Geoffrey Pratt Quilts Alive Sandra and Bob Sarratt Carolyn and Cameron Sorenson Vicky and Bennett Tarleton Dee and James Thompson Katherine and Bobby Thym Lea and Robert Van Cleave Merikay Waldvogel Judy and Dr. Kelly Wright

AMBASSADORS $249.00 - $499.99 Amazon Smiles Lydia and George Armistead Debbie and Brown Bannister Madge and Warner Bass Kelley and Robert Black John Austin Bridges CAF America -- Cybergrants

The Rev Pete Cheney Church of the Advent Rebecca and Dr. Deaver Collins Michelle and Robert Cudd Frederick Dent, Jr. Katie Donald and Brian Hughes Elizabeth Fox David Girvin Anna Grimes Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Haskell Anna and The Rev. Jody Howard Amy and Kevin Huffman Lindsay and James Hundley Mr. and Mrs. David Jeffrey Kathryn and Kirk Jordan Richard Kennelly Raymond S. Leathers Wendy and Jay Longmire Madelaine Looney Marie and George Masterson James Mathis Barrie and Wheatley McDowell Martin McNamara Sandra and Cullen Merritt The O'Neill Family Trust Leslie and Jeff Overby Ophelia and George Paine Martha and John Phipps Annette Pilcher Mary Knox* and Fred Pilkerton* Rebecca Pringle Lucy T. and Wilbur Sensing, Jr. John Sillay Barbara Slattery

Laine and Houston Slatton Family Trust Gail and Dr. John Thompson Gayle and Ed Vance Julie and Hudson Walker Dudley White Joyce and Steve Wood FRIENDS UP TO $249.99 Mia and John Abernathy Dillard Adams Clara and Fred Allison LH "Bill" Armistead Susan and Gregory Atkinson Kira Austin-Young Carol Bachmann Rachel and Gentry Barden Bennie Batson Melissa and Nicolas Beaudoing Jack Blaess Dot Blue Katie and James Bregenzer Elizabeth O. Broadhurst Megan Broker Susie and Jan Callen Janelle and Anthony Calzia Elizabeth Camp Patricia G. Campbell Dolores and Carroll Chambliss Sandra Cohron Esther Coke Alice Coke "Fletch" and William Coke, Jr.

Fletch and William Coke, Jr.

OU R M I S S I O N

The Episcopal School of Nashville, a diverse urban independent school, is dedicated to nurturing the joy of learning and the spirit of discovery in each of its students.


OU R V I SI O N

To shape students who are intellectually, spiritually, and responsibly engaged with the place, community, and world they call home.

Gwen Cole Paula and Robert Covington* Sharon and John Cranwell Helen and James Dale LaTerra Davis David Diaz Beth Diveley Leslie Dobbins Margaret Jane Dodson Sherry Donald Ashley and Brian Elmquist Sarah Ann and James Ezzell Agnes H. Fair Elizabeth and Fyke Farmer Meredith Fifer Betty and Brendan Finucane Tench Forbes Nan Freed Margaret Fryer Heather and Patrick Galloway Ben Gambill Joann Gannaway Anita Garrison-Crews Kevin Gill Goldman Sachs Matching Gift William Gorgi Douglas Gortner Virginia Hale Janie Hannon Emily Hardesty N.P. Harris Jean and Nat Harris

Jane and Dr. Brevard Haynes Dana and David Herbert Steve Hinkley Becky and Greg Hollibaugh Felicia and Pete Holst Edwin Holt Elizabeth Lee Huang Susan and William Huggins Evelyn Jackson Emily and Wynne James The Rev. Richard Kew Emily and Robert Kitchell Kroger James and Karen Lackey Lankfour Enterprises, Inc. Elizabeth Lee Chloe Lenderman Tasia Lewis Julia and Robert Lowe Elizabeth W. Maddin David Maddux Ann and Dr. Preza Marula Lynn H. May Peggy Mayo Helen and Jack McDaniel Leonard McKeand, III Matthew McKenna Alberta Mickens Susan and Steve Moll Mia Wolters-Zeoli and Travis Moore Laura Moran David Morton Tom Mulgrew

Wanda and Joel Murrie Network for Good Grant Melissa Notebaert Funmi and The Rev. Martin Odidi Marian B. Oonk Gayle Outlan Rasheedah Pardue Mary Margaret Peel Ryan Pemberton Jerry Pentecost Catherine and Charles Perry Marguerite and Lee Peterseim Jan and James Ramsey Peggy and Dick Raney Mary Leigh and Scott Rayhab David Reese Martha and Dr. Dyer Rodes Hanna Rose Eddy and Bill Rosen Holly V. Russell Sylvia and Joseph Salanitro Marlin and The Rt. Rev. William Sanders Terry Sangtinette Julia and Noah Saterstrom Matt Settlemires Mary Sharp John Shuster Judy Simmons Sally and Dr. Geoff Smallwood Alice and Spencer Smith


Sara Smith Frances Spencer Catherine and Harvey Sperling Carol Stewart Carol Stix Martha Stinson Muffy Stuart Ann G. and A. Noel Sullivan James Thomas Carol and James Thompson Sheila and Charles Thurman Emily and Crom Tidwell Larry Trabue Deborah and Thomas Tunnell Marcia Turner Margaret and Bo Tyler Joseph Underwood Catherine and Rodrigo Valle Marion and David Van Loo Jesse Van Volkenburgh Erica Vick Luanne and Dr. Gary Waltemath Gail Warlick Ann and Axson West Diana and Patrick Whelan Shirley Williams Anna Windrow David Wood Amy Woodson Anna Louise Cranwell and Chris Wooster George Wright, IV YourCause LLC Charles Zimmerman Antoinete Zirkle LEGACY SOCIETY

Sam Bessey Marcy* and Seawell Brandau Wanda Smith Jones Annette Pilcher Dr. Helen T. Schley Jay and Trina Secor J. Harrison Stuart Dr. Paul E. Teschan Dr. Jesse Van Volkenburgh

GIFTS IN HONOR

In honor of Dr. Paul Teschan

In honor of Susannah Aplin

Seawell Brandau

Susan and John Collins

In honor of Corrine and

Sharon and John Cranwell In honor of Carolyn Beckner Helen and Jack McDaniel Diana and Patrick Whelan In honor of Robert Black Elizabeth Camp In honor of Seawell Brandau Marian B. Oonk In honor of Andy Bregenzer Marion and David Van Loo In honor of Mary Lea Bryant John Bryant In honor of Susan Compton Margaret Fryer Emily and Wynne James In honor of John Hayes Ben Gambill In honor of Jane Miller Carol Bachmann In honor of Rebecca Bunnell Moll Susan and Steve Moll In honor of Lucy and Lily Beyer David Girvin In honor of Virginia Potter Peggy and Dick Raney In honor of Evangeline Price James Davidheiser In honor of Bets Ramsey Bernard Kosowski In honor of Ketch Secor Susan Compton Eleanor and The Rev. Mark Robinson In honor of Harrison Stuart Catherine and Harvey Sperling Robin and Sandy Stuart Foundation In honor of Muffy Stuart Frederick Dent Jr. In honor of Robin and Sandy Stuart Muffy Stuart

Eleanor Wilson Martha Stinson In honor of Rate Wooster Susan and John Collins In honor of Ellen Wright George Wright, IV

GIFTS IN MEMORY In memory of Frederick Bailey Grace and Paul Dent In memory of Marcy Brandau Patricia G. Campbell Christin Cronk Agnes H. Fair Marian B. Oonk Mary Sharp In memory of Rev. Robert D. Bryant Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Haskell In memory of David Graves Peggy and Dick Raney In memory of Lois Holt Dillard Adams LH "Bill" Armistead Seawell Brandau Patricia G. Campbell Dolores and Carroll Chambliss Gwen Cole Helen and James Dale Beth Diveley Elizabeth and Fyke Farmer Jean and Nat Harris Dana and David Herbert Patricia Wilks Hogg Emily and Robert Kitchell Raymond S. Leathers Mary Knox* and Fred Pilkerton* Holly V. Russell Lucy T. and Wilbur Sensing, Jr. Sally and Geoff Smallwood Ann G. and A. Noel Sullivan Shirley Williams Anna Windrow


In memory of Michael Meranda Rosemarie and Kenneth Peelle Dr. Leroy Sharer In memory of Jane Miller Elizabeth O. Broadhurst Megan Broker Leslie Dobbins Betty and Brendan Finucane Nan Freed Joann Gannaway Edwin Holt Elizabeth Lee Huang Evelyn Jackson Eddy and Bill Rosen Sylvia and Joseph Salanitro Carol and James Thompson Sheila and Charles Thurman Deborah and Thomas Tunnell Marcia Turner Antoinete Zirkle In memory of Withers Moncure Muffy Stuart In memory of W. Faxon Payne Clara Allison Bill Armistead Carolyn and Jim Beckner Seawell Brandau Elizabeth Collins Jane and Brevard Haynes Julia and Robert Lowe George and Ophelia Paine Bets Ramsey Katherine and Harrison Stuart James G. Thomas Emily and Crom Tidwell Larry Trabue In memory of Mary Knox Pilkerton Seawell Brandau Emily and Robert Kitchell Peggy and Dick Raney

In memory of Fred Pilkerton Jr. Seawell Brandau Peggy and Dick Raney In memory of Anne Robinson Eleanor and The Rev. Mark Robinson In memory of Jefferson Davis Robinson, III Eleanor and The Rev. Mark Robinson In memory of Virginia Secor Stranahan Ketch Secor In memory of Hudson Goodyear Walker Julie and Hudson Walker In memory of George D. Wright, Jr. George and Ophelia Paine In memory of Thomas B. Zerfoss, Jr. Larry Trabue LOBSTER BAKE SPONSORS MAINE SPONSORS Pinacle Bank Larry Trabue LIGHTHOUSE SPONSOR Robert Black Wyeth and Ed Burgess Janna and Brooks Smith Tennessee Cheesecake Katherine and Harrison Stuart SCHOOLHOUSE SPONSOR Castle Homes, Inc Ellen and Townes Duncan Louise and Donald McKenzie The University of the South Sewanee

NAMED AREAS IN ROSS BUILDING

John Lewis Hallway Anonymous Main Entrance In memory of Dr. John M. Aden Julia and Gareth Aden Head Of School's Office Trina and Jay Secor Development Office Heather and Patrick Galloway Front Desk In memory of Ralph and Mary Laine Rebecca and Craig Laine Library Nancy Schweikert Music Classroom The Rev. Can. Melissa "Lissa" Smith Sciene Classroom In memory of Sue Stevens Howell Meg and Sam Bessey Pre-K Classroom Catherine and Frederick Grace Kindergarten Classroom In honor of Janice and Joe King Kim and Joe King

2nd Grade Classroom In honor of Odilia Alvarado Anita and John Hayes 4th Grade Classroom In memory of Marcy Brandau Seawell Brandau 5th Grade Classroom Mary Lea and Rick Bryant


GIFTS IN KIND Gareth and Julia Aden Caroline Allison Carolyn and Jim Beckner Allie Bohannon Katie and James Bregenzer Melisssa Beaudoing Evans and Pamela Clements Sean and Susanna Conner LaTerra Davis Katie Donald Emil Erwin Heather and Patrick Galloway Katy Varney and Dave Goetz Carie Hodges Ellie and Drew Holcomb Local Honey Sue-anna and Amos Mayley Kate and Matt Pilcher Jessica and Steven Rose Noah Saterstrom KK Slatten Ketch Secor Louise and Donald McKenzie The University of the South Sewanee

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Dr. Ellen Wright, Co-Chair Dave Goetz, Co-Chair Gareth Aden Dr. Billy Ballard Carolyn Beckner Robert Black Seawell Brandau The Rev. Rick Britton Mary Lea Bryant Ed Burgess Catherine Grace Drew Holcomb The Rev. Jody Howard Craig Laine Brooks Smith The Rev. Can. Melissa "Lissa" Smith Ketch Secor, ex officio Board Chair, Emeritus Bennett Tarleton, ex officio Development Chair Bishop John Bauerschmidt, ex officio Harrison Stuart, ex officio Head of School until June 30, 2021 Dr. James Jordan, ex officio Head of School beginning July 1, 2021


"Sending our boys to ESN was one of the best decisions we ever made. The ESN community has been like a family to us, and we have so enjoyed watching the school bloom over the last several years. The small class sizes, excellent teachers and faculty, and supportive and dedicated families have allowed our boys to grow in ways we did not think possible. We so appreciate how the school has been able to adjust to the challenges of the last few years and has tailored the learning and social environment with flexible strategies that have ensured that the students can learn and grow to their fullest extent." MELISSA AND NICK BEAUDOING, ESN PARENTS


"Build Our Nest" Capital Campaign $50,000.00 - $100,000.00 Seawell Brandau Katie and Kevin Crumbo Sarah and David Ingram Trina and Jay Secor Ketch Secor Drs. Ellen and George Wright $25,000.00 - $49,999.99 Julia and Gareth Aden Carolyn and Jim Beckner Wyeth and Ed Burgess Sue and Brand Elverston The Alice and Walton Denton Fund Katy Varney and Dave Goetz Anita and John Hayes Ellie and Drew Holcomb W. Faxon Payne* Ann Melvin and Daniel Sullivan Nancy Schweikert Janna and Brooks Smith Katherine and Harrison Stuart The Joyce Family Trust $10,000.00 - $24,000.99 Anonymous Mary and Lee Barfield Meg and Sam Bessey Susan Compton Ellen and Townes Duncan Catherine and Frederick Grace Rebecca and Craig Laine Heather and Patrick Galloway Nancy and Hamp Holcomb Cathy and Clay Jackson Louise and Donald McKenzie Rosemarie and Kenneth Peelle $5,000.00 - $9,999.99 Dru Anderson Caroline and The Rt. Rev. John Bauerschmidt Carol Bitar Mary Lea and Rick Bryant Rebecca and Deaver Collins Kelsey and Corey Gheesling

Monica and Byron Fawknotson Michelle and Shane Morris Katherine and Jason Murrie Ophelia and George Paine The Rev. Can. Melissa "Lissa" Smith $1,000.000 - $4,999.99 Steve Andrade Rachel and Gentry Barden Melissa and Nicolas Beadoing Robert Brandt Katie and James Bregenzer John Auston Bridges Donna and The Rev. Rick Britton Carolyn and Del Bryant Pamela and Dale Clayton Susan and John Collins Kevin Dailey Productions, Inc Elizabeth and Robert Eckert The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection Natalie and Brian Hickman Dana and David Herbert Anna and The Rev. Jody Howard Edwin Holt Leslie and Jeff Overby Leroy Sharer Laine and Garrett Slatton Carolyn and Cameron Sorenson Maureen Smith Muffy Stuart Vicky and Bennett Tarleton Jean and David Thibideau Rebecca and William Wilson $500.00 - $999.99 Peter Cheney Lake and John Eakin Peggy McLallen and Edward Duncan Peggy Maguire Annette Pilcher Carolyn and David Price Diana and Dwight Wiles Anne Williams Ann Louise and Chris Wooster Cynthia and William Wooster

$250.o9 - $499.99 Jason Andreas Elizabeth and Benjamin Aplin Allie Bohannon Mary Lea and Rick Bryant Clay Caroland Elizabeth Collins Up to $249.99 Sandi Atkinson Kelley and Robert Black Marilyn and Joe Brown Patricia Campbell Mary Rebecca Cherry Anne and Robert Erwin Sarah Ann and Jim Ezzell Nan Freed Briana Gibson Douglas Gortner Lizzie Hollins Amy Rabinowitz and Kevin Huffman Clementine and Albert King Hayley King Michelle and Kevin Lewis Kelley and Denard Mickins Anne Orth Mary Margaret and Joe Peel Kate and Matt Pilcher Geoffrey Pratt John Sillay Alice Spencer Smith Carol Stix Jim Thomason Marion and David Van Loo Barbara and Peter Whalen


$3,024,260.68


“We love Episcopal School of Nashville for so many reasons, especially the commitment to its mission of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We have witnessed our son grow not only academically, but emotionally and spiritually. ESN provides a community that’s both challenging and supportive, unique and familiar. We are grateful to be a part of the ESN family!” -Anne Louise Cranwell and Chris Wooster