Giving

Forward Saints

The Forward Saints campaign will fund an ambitious master plan allowing St. Andrew's to dramatically increase its educational space and create the facilities required for the school's exceptional programs to flourish.


List of 9 items.

  • In a Nutshell

    FORWARD SAINTS has allowed St. Andrew's to construct a new Early Childhood Center, Discovery Center, expanded weight training facilities, and Athletics and Recreation Center. On the horizon this campaign will realize a 5th grade loft, expanded dining commons, learning commons for student support, and a new Episcopal chapel. 
     
    The new and renovated spaces will benefit every St. Andrew's student, from pre-K3 through 12th grade, now and into the future. Receiving a diploma from St. Andrew's has always been a respected accomplishment. As the school's national reputation for excellence has grown, the distinction of being a St. Andrew's student or alumnus has also grown. FORWARD SAINTS builds on that proud heritage of excellence for current students, alumni, and Saints yet to come.
  • Case Statement

  • Early Childhood Center


    In 2016, St. Andrew’s opened the doors to the best Early Childhood Education Center (ECC) in Mississippi. Housing pre-K3, pre-K4, and kindergarten learners this innovative space allows for intentional play and creative development. Courtyards, student gardens, flexible learning areas, and arguably the best playground in town have allowed St. Andrew’s Early Childhood program to flourish. Additionally, there are now dedicated ECC rooms for art/science, library, little chapel, and music/dance. Also unveiled in 2016 is the Lower School Discover Center for grades 1-4 where project-based collaboration is fostered through science, library, maker spaces, and a technology suite.
  • Athletics and Recreation Center



    Opened in 2017, St. Andrew’s Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC) is a 65.000-square-foot, $14 million, game-changing athletic facility. It is the finest high school sports facility in Mississippi and supports the health and wellness of every St. Andrew’s student. It houses a full-sized competition basketball court, a full-sized multi-purpose court, dace room, classrooms, conference rooms, coaches’ offices, the Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame, and the Saints Spirit Shop. It is an ideal space for tournaments and all-school events.
     
  • Dining Commons

    • A renovated, expanded dining commons that will keep lunch lines to a minimum, accomodate an entire school division at one time, and offer private dining space for school conferences and meetings. 
  • Learning Commons

    • The Learning Commons will encourage group study and collaboration among students and will house the Department of Student Support Services – including guidance counselors, college counselors, learning facilitators, chaplains, nurses – in one convenient location.
  • Chapel

    • An Episcopal chapel with a graceful bell tower as the centerpiece of the North Campus. Click here to read all about the chapel and to make a specific gift towards its construction
    • A sacred place for prayer or quiet contemplation.
    • A smaller, sacred space for private prayer, mindful of the diverse faith traditions represented on our campuses
    • A welcoming site for religion classes, small services, concerts, weddings, and baptisms
    • A powerful symbol of St. Andrew's Episcopal tradition, visible from areas all around the North Campus, establishing a clear entry point to the school
    • An outdoor open-air seating area 
    • Dedicated in memory of The Rt. Rev. Bishop Duncan M. Gray, Jr.  
  • FAQ

    WHAT IS THE FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR THE FORWARD SAINTS CAMPAIGN?
    The FORWARD SAINTS campaign is comprised of projects totaling $34 million which is a combined $24 million in fundraising and $10 million in financing. Already the St. Andrew’s community has raised more than $11 million, the most in school history.
     
    HOW LONG IS THE PLEDGE PERIOD?
    The five-year pledge period allows donors the flexibility to make a larger gift when stretched over time.
     
    WILL THERE BE NAMING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS CAMPAIGN?
    Yes. The plans include several areas ideal for honoring or memorializing family members, friends, an admired teacher, or other loved ones. Please see the insert and contact the Office of Institutional Advancement for the most updated opportunities available.
     
    WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO GIVE? ARE GIFTS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?
    In addition to cash gifts, St. Andrew's welcomes gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. Gifts from your IRA and matching gift programs are also welcomed. Gifts in any amount are deeply appreciated and tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
     
    HOW WILL DONORS BE RECOGNIZED?
    Donors will be recognized in St. Andrew's publications and on donor walls on both the South and North Campuses. Donors will be invited to special events held in conjunction with the construction and unveiling of the new facilities.
     
    WILL THE ANNUAL FUND CONTINUE DURING THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PERIOD?
    Absolutely. As always, and especially during the FORWARD SAINTS campaign, St. Andrew's depends on the Annual Fund to keep us going while we're growing. Additionally, St. Andrew's will continue to welcome gifts to the Touchstone Endowment, as well as planned gifts.
     
    WHEN DO WE START FUTURE PROJECTS?
    Construction schedules on future projects are tied directly to reaching fund-raising milestones.

    This is a comprehensive campaign with one, ultimate goal of $34 million. All of the components are interdependent, and fund-raising will continue until the entire campaign is funded. The FORWARD SAINTS campaign has been carefully planned and crafted by trustees, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff so that each stage builds upon the previous stage's success. This holistic approach positions St. Andrew's to best serve its students now and for decades to come.
     
    WILL TUITION INCREASE TO COVER THE COST OF THE NEW FACILITIES?
    Tuition will continue to cover the cost of teaching our students. Tuition provides funding for curriculum instruction, innovative programming, faculty salaries, operation and upkeep of buildings and grounds, and other administrative costs. Any tuition increases related to these projects will remain in line with historical tuition increases.
     
    IF I MAKE A MAJOR COMMITMENT TO THIS CAMPAIGN, WILL YOU BE COMING BACK FOR ANOTHER GIFT?
    This is a long-term, comprehensive campaign that will position the school for decades to come. Families, alumni, and friends will have the opportunity to make a first gift or to renew a gift commitment if they so desire. St. Andrew's asks every member of our community to consider giving boldly now to help us make this vision a reality as soon as possible.
  • Leadership

    St. Andrew's is pleased to have business and community leaders as chairs of this campaign.
    • Meredith and Jimmy Creekmore, Honorary Chairs – In 1988, Jimmy Creekmore and his brother founded the company that would become C Spire, the nation's largest privately-held wireless communications company. Jimmy is vice president of Telapex, the holding company for C Spire and other telecommunications firms. Meredith Creekmore is a public relations specialist and board member for Telapex. In 2005, the Creekmore families established the C Spire Foundation, which supports academic, athletic, health, safety, and civic programs. The Creekmores' children – Dolly Creekmore Goings and Hiram Creekmore – and grandchildren – Catherine Creekmore, Meredith Goings '17, and Hugh Goings '15 – all attended St. Andrew's.
    • Patty and Jeff Christie, Co-Chairs – Patty Christie is the owner of Patty Peck Honda and Jeff Christie is the owner of Christie Enterprises. The Christies have a long history of leadership at St. Andrew's, including service as Annual Fund co-chairs and grade captains. Patty was a member of the steering committee for the Campaign for Science and Art, and currently chairs the St. Andrew's Episcopal School Board of Trustees. They have two children, Cadden '11 and Cody '15.
    • Whitney and Ravi Raju, Co-Chairs – Dr. Whitney Raju is a physician who works at Hospice Ministries, the Baptist Hospital, and the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services.  She is the SAPA community liaison for 2018–19 and has held many previous roles with SAPA including secretary, co-chair of Arts on the Green, communications coordinator, and 9th grade coordinator. Ravi Raju '88 is executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Exceleron Software. Ravi is chairman of the St. Andrew's Board of Trustees, was co-chair of the Head of School Search Committee and has also served multiple terms on the alumni board, including service as the alumni board president. They are the parents of twins, Rand and Rece, Class of 2021.
     
    Campaign Cabinet
    Hailey Allin
    Jack Allin '96
    Paul Catherwood '85
    Kellye Montjoy
    Wilson Montjoy
    Thandi Wade
    Vangela Wade
    Chris Wiggs
    Holly Wiggs
     
    Alumni Campaign Cabinet
    Jack Allin '96
    Bradford Blackmon ‘07
    Elizabeth Stevens Buyan ‘97
    Paul Catherwood ‘85
    John Conway ‘85
    William Drinkwater ‘03
    Emily Allenburger Gordon ‘94
    Nicholas Hill ‘96
    Lauren McMillin ‘10
    Jim Peoples ‘76
    Alex Purvis ‘94
    Jasmine Singh Sandhu ‘99
    Jay Sones ‘92
    Stewart Speed ‘82

    Faculty Campaign Cabinet Members
    Lea Crongeyer
    Brian Cronin
    Anna Purvis Frame '99
    Ann Marshall
    Donna Patrick

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South Campus | PK-3 to Grade 4

4120 Old Canton Road | Jackson, Mississippi 39216
Tel 601.987.9300 | Fax 601.987.9324

North Campus | Grades 5 to 12

370 Old Agency Road | Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Tel 601.853.6000 | Fax 601.853.6001