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The CavFund


The CavFund is an annual giving campaign that directly supports the CCES mission of preparing students to think deeply, act responsibly, live vigorously, believe faithfully, lead resolutely, and create imaginatively.

Gifts to the CavFund impact every single student on the CCES campus by covering the gap between annual tuition and the cost to run the school, roughly $3,100 per student. In making a gift, you are supporting the academic programs, artistic offerings, athletic pursuits, service learning, and Episcopal traditions that make CCES a transformative educational experience for our students.

Broad community participation is critical for the health of the School, and all members of the CCES community are encouraged to invest in the success and life of CCES with a gift to The CavFund.
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Give to what you love

CavFund gifts directed towards the programs below let you fund the areas of school life that matter to you most!
Area of Greatest Need
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Flexibility lets CCES thrive. By supporting the area of greatest need, you impact students where the need is greatest. 

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A gift to academics grants students access to the highest caliber teachers, innovative technology and programming, and so much more.

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A gift to the arts funds the facilities, supplies, and technology needed to support our artists, musicians, creators, and performers, all of whom enhance and enrich the vibrancy of our campus.

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Your support helps purchase equipment, maintain and improve athletic facilities, and guarantee that all Cavaliers are prepared mentally and physically.

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Philanthropic support provides professional growth opportunities and resources to our teachers and staff members, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Financial Accessibility
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More than $2 million in tuition assistance is offered to families, helping the School provide the CCES experience to more students in our community.

CCES has been more than just an educational institution for our kids; it's been a nurturing environment where they've grown, learned, and built friendships that will last a lifetime. We've witnessed their confidence and curiosity soar, their passion for learning ignite, and their dreams begin to take shape. Every contribution to the CavFund directly supports the programs that make CCES exceptional. When we give to the CavFund, we set an example for our children about the importance of giving back and being part of something larger than ourselves. We teach them the value of community and the impact of collective support.

melissa & ryan murphyParents of Patrick '36 & Chandler '34

Founder's Club

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The CCES Founders Club plays a critical role in CavFund’s success and CCES’ ongoing progress as a leading independent school. Our leadership donors provide more than 80% of CavFund dollars each year. CCES honors all of our donors, but especially those that support the school at such a generous level. Through their leadership gifts, these donors ensure that CCES remains fiscally sound and prepared with the vital resources we need each year. The Founders Club recognizes donors who make annual gifts to the school at the $1,959 level and above. 

Founders Club members are recognized in the CCES annual report, website, and are invited to special gatherings throughout the year.

CavFund Frequently Asked Questions


If you are interested in becoming a parent volunteer or have CavFund questions, contact Director of Annual Giving, Taylor Marlatt at or 864-331-4287.

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