Legacy Gift Information

Good Shepherd Episcopal School inspires children to learn with confidence, serve with compassion, and lead with courage. These core principles are ever-present in the school’s Legacy Gift program.

Each year, Good Shepherd empowers the graduating 8th grade class to select the focus of the Legacy Gift. The 8th Grade Legacy Gift is considered part of the Annual Campaign, and all donations will count towards participation.

Class of 2018

We are pleased to announce the Class of 2018’s decision to enhance the school’s facilities by selecting middle school lockers as their Legacy Gift giving focus. This project is a wonderful choice, as the lockers will be used each and every day by hundreds of current and future students.

These new lockers will be more convenient, and they will provide improved and increased storage options for day-to-day school supplies and clothing.

The Class of 2018 has chosen to address an important middle school need that will impact many students for years to come. Please join our graduating 8th graders in making this goal a reality and support this year’s Legacy Gift.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the Legacy Gift determined?

Three potential capital priorities are identified and vetted by the Head of School, in conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer, and other school leadership. Current and future plans for the growth of our campus, such as what you might find in a master plan, are also taken into consideration.

Once the top three priorities are identified, a student committee, comprised of student council members, service-leadership members, and teacher recommendations, represents the graduating class. This small group presents the three possibilities to their class -often as a video or slideshow presentation during a lunch period. The class then votes on which capital project will become their Legacy Gift.

With the Legacy Gift decided, an administrative committee is convened to further research the gift, including costs, liabilities, ongoing maintenance fees, timing of purchases, and any other pertinent information. The Advancement Office works to communicate those details to the eighth-grade families as they become available.

How are the funds raised?

The Legacy Gift is a special appeal of the Annual Campaign. Undesignated gifts made through the Annual Campaign by any eighth-grade family are automatically applied to the Legacy Gift appeal. A donor may also designate a gift specifically to the Legacy Gift appeal, for example if a grandparent wanted to also contribute to the Legacy Gift.

Other opportunities for Legacy Gift fundraising include an annual eighth-grade carwash, parent restaurant events, and even a lemonade stand.

Does our Legacy Gift count for participation?

As soon as any Annual Campaign gift or pledge is received by GSES, the donor family is credited with participation in each enrolled child’s class. Additional gifts for any other campaign appeals, for example the COE Endowment Fund, are always welcome, but only one gift or pledge is needed, for participation to be counted for all of your enrolled children.

Previous Legacy Gifts

‘08       Planetarium
’09       CCL Lobby
’10       Green Screen
’11       Flag Plaza
’12       Midway Entrance
’13       Way-finding Signage
’14       COE Supplies
’15       Mini Bus

'16       2nd Mini Bus
'17       Outdoor Learning Space