From the Director

Philanthropy at Christ Church Episcopal School

The CCES community is a generous one. Two generations of families have blessed us with their wealth, work, and wisdom to build and sustain Christ Church Episcopal School. Their vision and philanthropy have created the environment of excellence our students enjoy today.

A strong culture of philanthropy is the engine that will drive our efforts forward. Your gifts to the school are vital to our mission of continuing to provide a world-class education for our students.

The CCES Development Office is committed to providing and creating opportunities for members of the school community to make gifts that touch the lives of every student and teacher on campus.

There are three main thrusts to our fundraising efforts in the Development Office:

  • Annual Giving:
    Tuition does not cover the expenses needed to operate the school.  We minimize tuition increases by appealing to our entire community of parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends to support Annual Giving.
  • Endowment:
    A substantial and growing endowment makes the school less reliant on tuition increases to meet expenses.  A portion of the annual interest from endowment investments subsidizes day-to-day operations.  Endowment income may also be dedicated to such restricted purposes as financial aid, faculty compensation, student scholarships, ecetera.
  • Capital Gifts:
    If it weren't for generous capital gifts from our benefactors, there would be no buildings on our campus and no improvements to existing facilities.  Capital gifts enhance the mission of the school.

Contributions come in all sizes, multiple forms, and for many purposes, but all make the school stronger. I will be happy to assist you in making gifts of any size or form to CCES, whether cash, stock, annuities, other tangible assets, or bequests.

As a graduate of CCES, spouse of an alumnus, and parent of two current students, I have personally been touched by the generosity of this community, and I thank you wholeheartedly for your support of this extraordinary place.

Bibby Sierra
Director of Development
sierrab@cces.org