EDS Family of Annual Funds

Annual giving provides direct funding for educational initiatives that tuition alone does not cover. The Family of Annual Funds includes The Eagle Fund and the Auction. These gifts have an immediate and direct benefit to each student and faculty member, as well as to the quality and scope of school programming.

The Eagle Fund strengthens and sustains the extraordinary opportunities of an EDS education. Parents, Alumni and Friends may want to know how Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School allocates The Eagle Fund donations. The Eagle Fund provides annual giving donors the option of directing gifts to areas of personal interest while supporting fundamental elements of the school program. Donations can be directed to the following areas: Faculty Excellence, Tuition Assistance, Fine Arts, Athletics, Library and Technology, and Area of Greatest Need, as determined by the administration.

The Auction, held annually in October, is a dinner with silent and live auctions planned by an Auction Committee consisting of parent volunteers. The Auction is the largest social event of the year and becoming involved is a great way to meet other parents and make a valuable contribution to the school. Our auction is supported by our parents, parishioners, grandparents and the entire community. The school relies on contributions from the Auction to provide critical support to the operating budget by offsetting expenses not covered by tuition. Your gift will be recognized in the Auction Program and in our Annual Report.

Download the 2017-2018 Annual Report here.
 
Become a Banner Donor by participating in both giving opportunities: Eagle Fund and Auction.

Giving Circles are as follows:
  • Violet Hardtner Howell Society: $25,000
  • St. Francis' Circle: $10,000
  • Bishop Noland's Circle: $5,000-$9,999
  • Crandall's Circle: $2,500-$4,999
  • Maroon and Gray Circle: $1,000-$2,499
  • Eagles Circle: $500-$999
  • Patrons Circle: $250-$499
  • Friends Circle:  up to $249
  • You will be recognized as a Banner Donor if you made contributions to both of our giving opportunities: Eagle Fund and Auction Patron. 

    Planned giving allows you to make charitable gifts now or as a part of your estate planning to a cause that is important to you, while providing you with many financial benefits, such as tax advantages and safeguards for your future and your heirs. Unlike cash donations, these gifts are made from assets in your estate, such as bequests, life insurance, trusts, pension plans, and charitable IRA rollovers.

    You will become a Legacy Donor when you make a provision for Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School in your will or estate plan and advise the school of your intent. You will join others who have chosen to support the mission and ministry of the school, now and into the future with a lasting gift.

    Types of Planned Gifts

    • Bequest in your will
    • Retirement Plan Assets        
    • Life Insurance Benefits
    • Charitable Trust
    • Charitable Gift Annuity
    • Memorial or Honorary Gift
    • Direct Cash Gifts        
           

    Planned Giving Opportunities       

    Your donation can be designated to three areas:

    • Eagle Fund - provides direct funding for educational initiatives that tuition does not cover.
    • Faculty and Teacher Endowment - Allows us to recruit and retain the brightest and best teachers and provides professional development opportunities to staff.        
    • Advancing the Vision Capital Campaign - Encompasses the master plan for the expansion of Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School with a new south campus to accommodate an expanding middle school and a future high school.

    We would love to answer any questions you have. Please contact the Development Office, (337) 433-5246, or your attorney to make sure your gift best achieves your desired goal.

    Laurie Ardoin

    Director of Annual Giving and Development Services
    lardoin@episcopaldayschool.org.

    In cases where employer matches gifts, the donor receives recognition for the total amount of the gift.