Giving

Philanthropy at CCES

Thank you for your interest in supporting Christ Church Episcopal School. Like all independent schools, CCES depends upon the generosity of our community to sustain and advance the school’s mission. Fortunately, our community is a generous one, with two generations of families that have blessed us with their wealth, work, and wisdom over the years. We welcome you to join into that tradition that has made and will continue to make such a positive impact on the lives of all of our students.

Cares Act

Here's a bit of good news for 2020! Under the CARES Act, the limitation on how much of your charitable donations can be deducted against your income has been lifted. This means that through December 31, 2020, 100% of any gift to CCES -- cash or non-cash -- is tax deductible. 

Additionally, donations of up to $300, whether you itemize or not, will be considered an "Above the Line" deduction, in which the full amount can be deducted against your income.

Click here for more information.
 

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    Jamie Inman 

    Assistant Head for Advancement
    864-331-4231
 

I give first and foremost because I know my gift to CCES has the power to improve the lives of nearly 1,100 students. I feel a gift of any amount, can help in a large way and having the power to improve the lives of students, or anyone for that matter, is a privilege.  -CCES Parent

Opportunities to Give

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  • The Cavalier Fund


    Purpose

    Gifts to the annual fund provide support for academic programs, financial assistance, faculty professional development, arts, athletics, and more that tuition does not cover.
     

    Timing

    CCES's fiscal year runs from July 1 - June 30. The Cavalier Fund Campaign season for pledging runs September 1 - February 14. Pledges can be fulfilled anytime before June 30.
     

    Designation

    Gifts of all sizes to the Cavalier Fund are unrestricted and used for operational purposes including academic programs, financial assistance, faculty professional development, arts, athletics, and more.
     

    Impact

    The Cavalier Fund bridges the difference between tuition and the actual cost of making the CCES experience exceptional.

    Click here to learn more about the Cavalier Fund.



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  • CRAFTED


    Purpose:

    Held every other school year, CRAFTED features music and dancing, dinner and drinks, live and silent auctions and more. CRAFTED is our biggest fundraising event and brings together CCES parents, faculty and staff, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents and friends to celebrate our CCES community.

    Timing:

    CRAFTED is typically held every other school year in the Spring.  This year's event, rescheduled from 2020, is scheduled for March 27, 2021.

    Designation:

     
    Proceeds from CRAFTED are used for general operating fund, unrestricted for operational purposes including academic programs, professional development, financial aid and more.


    Impact:

    In addition to raising funds for the school, CRAFTED provides an opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate our CCES family.  It is a fun evening created and curated by a team of volunteers working to support our school.

    Click here to learn more about CRAFTED.

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  • Endowment


    Purpose

    The endowment provides reliable source of income in perpetuity to help bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of the CCES experience. Additionally, endowment funds help offset existing program expenses, mitigate expenses with new programs, and provides for financial assistance.
     

    Timing

    Endowment gifts are accepted year round.
     

    Designation

    Endowment fund opportunities include financial assistance, scholarship, faculty professional development, and facility. Donors may establish a fund with a defined purpose.
     

    Impact

    Gifts to the endowment are carefully invested according to policies set by the CCES Investment Committee. Up to 4.5% of a 3-year rolling average of the investment income is drawn annually to help with the annual operating expenses.

    Click here to learn more about designated Endowment Funds.

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  • Booster Club


    Purpose:

    80% of our 7th-12th grade students participate in athletics. Booster Club memberships fund strategic investments in programs and projects that enhance the athletic experience for our students, coaches, and fans. Booster Club memberships also include free admission to all CCES sporting events.


    Timing:

    Booster Club membership and sponsorship opportunities are typically committed July 15 - September 15.
     

    Designation:

    Booster Club opportunities include "memberships" as well as sports program ads and corporate sponsor recognition.
     

    Impact:

    Membership and Corporate Sponsorship funds are invested in key programs and projects in partnership with the CCES Athletic Department.

    Click here to learn more about The Booster Club and view a list of recent projects.



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  • Capital


    Purpose

    Gifts to specific capital projects are not part of the operating budget; but rather, placed in designated restricted accounts to cover the capital improvement.
     

    Timing

    Capital gifts are accepted year round.
     

    Designation

    Capital gift naming opportunities are specific by initiative.
     

    Impact

    Capital gifts play a critical role in providing the physical infrastructure of the campus to insure the highest quality learning environment.

    Click here to see a list of naming opportunities.







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  • Arts Guild

     
    PURPOSE:
    The Arts Guild provides support for and promotes awareness of the activities of the CCES arts programs. It also works to stimulate the interest and involvement of our parents and students in all areas of the arts.

    TIMING:
    Arts Guild memberships are typically sold August 1 - November 1

    DESIGNATION:
    The Arts Guild offers different membership levels, all of which include recognition in the Arts Guild program which is distributed at performances throughout the year. Higher giving levels also include 4 or 6 tickets to performances.

    IMPACT:
    Proceeds from Arts Guild memberships provide support for the activities of CCES arts programs including special guest artists, awareness programs, faculty training, equipment, and supplies.



Christ Church Episcopal School (“CCES”) admits students of any sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at CCES. CCES does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, financial aid or other programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs and activities.