Advancing the Vision

Campaign Goal:  $1.1 Million

Dollars Raised:  $954,000

Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School will be the first high school in the Lake Charles area to offer progressive and highly individualized curriculum. Our curriculum will develop future leaders with problem solving skills that will be qualified to assist in the continuing development of southwest Louisiana. 

We are excited that you are a part of this school with such limitless potential! With Advancing the Vision, we are building on our wonderful history and traditions while embracing the exemplary achievements of our present and the boundless possibilities of our future. Join us on the journey! 

In February 2011, EDS acquired a 40-acre tract of wooded land located at the entrance to Graywood as the site for the new 7th through 12th grades. This site for the South Campus will provide a park-like atmosphere housing classrooms, three STEAM labs, an Academic Learning Commons, a family life center featuring a competition sized gymnasium, two band and choir rooms, and a teaching lake. Adding the high school will complete the circle and establish EDS as the area’s premier college preparatory school. 

The total cost of the project is $7 million. Phase 1 of the campaign brought in $4.9 million in gifts and pledges. And, with the generous donation of a $1 million challenge gift from an anonymous donor, our goal for Phase 2 of the campaign is $1.1 million. 



The Projects

Middle School and High School Facilities – $2.9 Million

On the new south campus, EDS plans to house grades 7th through 12th. This will free up classroom space on the north campus, allowing the lower school to triple section each grade. This will increase enrollment that will filter up to the high school. The new facilities will also be designed to embrace 21st century learning and teaching. The new building will include: 

  • 5 core classrooms
  • 3 STEAM labs
  • 1 band instructional space
  • 1 choral instructional space
  • Academic Learning Commons 

Campus Life Center and Gymnasium – $4.1 Million

A full size competition gymnasium will eliminate the need to travel to other schools for practices and will advance the success of our athletic programs. The gym will house volleyball and basketball courts, two potential classrooms, and seating for students, parents, and guests. In addition to housing a gym, this facility will also serve as a gathering place for students, space for assemblies, chapel, food service and performances that will enhance school spirit and a sense of community. 

Campaign Committee Leadership Executive Planning Committee

  • Chairman: Steven Hale
  • Rob Price
  • Keith Portie
  • Matt Lundy
  • Lisa Rubino
  • Jenny Leach
  • Margaret Wukovits
  • Amanda Meche
  • Somer Brown

Cultivation and Involvement Committee

  • Chairman: Somer Brown
  • Jenny Leach
  • Lori Hale
  • Amy Donald
  • Jay Marque
  • Tammie Lebert

Event Committee 

  • Co-chairman: Nealie Hale and Emma Mulhearn

Direct Mail and Peer to Peer

  • Chairman: Margaret Wukovits
  • Lisa Leubner
  • Laurie Ardoin
  • Amber Corliss
  • Gretchen El-Mogazi
  • Yolanda Fountain
  • Aimee Goldman
  • Holly Kelley

Public Relations

  • Chairmen: Tammy and Billy Edwards
  • Chris Brennan
  • John O'Donnell
  • Emily Parker
  • Matt Young

Prayer and Encouragement

  • Chairman: Boo Kay 
  • Fr. Jack Myers
  • John Robert Black
  • Pepe Vasquez
  • Angela Bulhof
  • Bobbie Yellott
  • Gabe Fontenot
  • Martin Yokum


Naming Opportunities

This campaign will be a permanent legacy for our community. Permanent naming opportunities are available at many gift levels. A partial list appears below. There are many more permanent naming opportunities available. 

  • Commons with library $1,000,000 (secured)
  • School Entrance Driveway $500,000
  • Café $500,000
  • Music Hall $1,000,000
  • Band Instruction Space $400,000
  • Choral Instruction Space $400,000
  • STEAM Wing $1,000,000
  • Science/Art Labs (3) $300,000
  • Outdoor Learning Terrace $250,000 (secured)
  • Lake for learning $250,000 (secured)
  • Hall of Higher Learning $1,000,000
  • Classrooms (5) at 800 sf $200,000
  • Seminar Room $145,000
  • Administrative office suite $145,000
  • Main Entrance $100,000 (secured)
  • Front Parking Lot $100,000
  • Garden/Outdoor Classrooms (2) $50,000 (secured)
  • Covered Drop Off $50,000
  • Outdoor Breezeways (5) $25,000
  • Athletic Center Gymnasium $500,000 (secured)
  • Lobby $200,000
  • Locker Rooms (2) $100,000
  • Scoreboard $100,000
  • Concessions $100,000
  • Other Benches $15,000
  • Picnic tables $15,000
  • Roads $50,000
  • Parking lots (2) $25,000
  • Cross at site of future chapel $10,000

For more information about the campaign and getting involved, contact Allison Schnake, Director of Advancement, at aschnake@episcopaldayschool.org