The Grace Annual Fund

The Grace Annual Fund helps close the gap between tuition and the true cost of a Grace education. Like nearly all independent schools, Grace Episcopal School receives no federal, state or local aid, and tuition revenue covers only 80% of the cost of educating each student. We are dependent upon our community of parents, grandparents, alumni and friends to provide the support that is critical to the daily operation of our school. Gifts to The Grace Annual Fund support virtually every aspect of a Grace education. With each gift, you are given the ability to direct your support of the operating budget to an area of interest and meaning to you: financial aid, faculty development, academic programming and technology, art, music and cultural programming, facilities or greatest need.

Our first goal is 100% participation. A gift of any size will help us reach that goal. We hope that every family will contribute as their means allow, and that every family finds a way to participate.

The Grace Annual Fund - Areas of Support

Greatest Need

Your unrestricted gift will allow the school to use your contribution where it is most vitally needed. Gifts support our operating budget which directly benefits students, faculty, staff, programs and operations.

Financial Aid

Your gift will provide financial assistance to students whose families demonstrate need and who otherwise would not be able to afford a Grace education. This allows Grace to enroll talented and motivated students, whose contributions, values, and attitudes enrich the Grace experience for everyone.

Academic Programming and Technology

Your gift will provide integration of resources into the classroom and increase learning opportunities that ensure that our students have a strong academic foundation that prepares them to meet the challenges of middle school and beyond.

Art, Music and Cultural Programming

Your gift will provide Grace with resources to support a program that includes fine arts and music instruction. These gifts also enable students to participate in field trips to museums and historic sites and to attend in-school assemblies featuring an array of performers and speakers.

Faculty Development

Your gift will provide professional growth opportunities to Grace's faculty, enabling Grace to attract, retain and develop talented teachers and help our teachers to remain in the forefront of excellence in education.


Your gift will support the upkeep of our buildings and grounds, the spaces where our students work, play and learn.

You can make a tax deductible donation to the Annual Giving Fund through the following ways of giving:

Cash and Credit Cards

A gift of cash is the most popular type of charitable gift. Make a gift online, at Greater Giving -Grace Episcopal School or pick up a remittance envelope in the school office. If you prefer to write a check, please make it payable to the Grace Episcopal School or GES.

Pledge Payments

You may make a pledge to be paid at a later date, or pay in installments over the course of our fiscal year, which ends June 30.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations offer matching gift programs that may double the value of your gift. Please contact your Human Resources office to learn more about your company's matching gift policy.

Stock Gifts

A gift of appreciated securities often provides significant tax advantages for the donor. Please call the GES Development Office at (703) 549-5067 for transfer instructions.

If you are interested in learning more about supporting Grace Episcopal School through the Grace Annual Fund, please contact Julia Byrnes at (703) 549-5067 or email


The Grace Annual Fund supports Grace Episcopal School's operating budget. The School Board retains the discretion to use the funds to support the school's general operations should contributions received for a particular area exceed the expenditure limits approved by the Board for a particular area.

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