Giving

Touchstone Endowment

A touchstone is an ideal—a benchmark against which future efforts are measured, a tangible and lasting standard of genuineness.
The Touchstone Endowment is a solid financial foundation that provides for the ongoing and future needs of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. The principal is invested and held in perpetuity, with the income used to fulfill the donor’s wishes. While some endowment funds are restricted for a particular use such as scholarships, continuing education for faculty, the arts, the science program, etc., funds generated from the Unrestricted Endowment assist the overall budget. These funds provide support for all aspects of the school’s program such as faculty salaries and benefits, athletics, the arts, financial aid, and academic programs.

Gifts to the endowment of any size are greatly appreciated.  With a minimum gift of $20,000, you may establish a permanent endowment named in honor of yourself, your family, or a loved one.

As of July 1, 2017, St. Andrew’s endowment stood at more than 12 million dollars in gifts and pledges.  The Board of Trustees is committed to continued growth of the endowment.
 
Contact the Director of Institutional Advancement, Stephanie Garriga, at (601) 853-6029 to discuss making a donation to the Touchstone Endowment.

Named Endowments

List of 5 items.

  • Unrestricted Endowments

    Creekmore Unrestricted Endowment: Established by St. Andrew's patrons, the Creekmores, so that the funds are directed at the discretion of the St. Andrew’s Board of Trustees.

    Ellen and Eason Leake Unrestricted Endowment: Established by St. Andrew's patrons, the Leakes, so that the funds are directed at the discretion of the St. Andrew’s Board of Trustees.
     
    The Wells Family Unrestricted Endowment: Established by Marsha and Terry Wells, so that the funds are directed at the discretion of the St. Andrew’s Board of Trustees.
  • Scholarships

    John D. and Scott Adams Alumni Scholarship: Scholarship awarded to the child of an alumnus. Created by John and Barbara Adams in honor of their sons, both St. Andrew’s alumni.

    The Christian Alexander Allenburger IV Honor Scholarship: Merit-based scholarship created by his family in memory of former student Chris Allenburger

    Arches to Excellence Scholarship Fund: A scholarship created by alumni to fund merit- and need-based scholarships through the Arches for Excellence Scholarship Program.

    Craig D. Bluntson Memorial Scholarship
    : Scholarship created by family and friends in memory of alumnus Craig Bluntson

    Winifred G. & Reynolds Cheney Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship created in memory of St. Andrew's patrons Winifred and Reynolds Cheney. Reynolds Cheney was one of the founders of St. Andrew's.

    J. Paul and Dee Tankersley Faulkner Scholarship: Scholarship established by late St. Andrew's patrons J. Paul and Dee Faulkner.

    Edward E. Ford Foundation Scholarship: Grants need-based scholarship for students grades 9-12

    Adele Franks Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship created in memory of Adele Franks, a founder of St. Andrew's Episcopal School

    Elise Green Herring Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship honoring the daughter of the owner of Green Hall, an antebellum home on North State Street where St. Andrew's School was housed from 1950 to 1966

    David V. Hicks Scholarship: Created in honor of David Hicks, a former St. Andrew's Headmaster

    Dr. Frank S. Johns Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing: Created by the family of Dr. Frank S. Johns for achievement in creative writing

    Latimer/Fontaine Scholarship: Established by the estate of John E. Fontaine III by his late widow, Eleanor, and daughters, Maury '63 and Martha '66, to support the school's scholarship program.

    The Malone Family Foundation Scholars Program: An endowment awarded to only 50 outstanding private and independent schools around the nation for the purpose of providing scholarships to gifted students with financial need

    The McRae Scholarship Endowment: Created by Vaughan and Nora Frances McRae for need-based aid.

    Jennifer Mosal Memorial Scholarship: Created by family and friends in memory of former student Jennifer Mosal

    The Providence Foundation Scholarship Endowment: Scholarships through an endowment from the Providence Foundation

    The Richard and Barbara Mason Redmont and Sondra Lynn Redmont Scholarship: A scholarship established by the estate of Richard Redmont to fund financial aid scholarships for students.

    Charlton Stevens and Marie Taylor Roby Endowment: Established in a bequest by Charlton Roby with gifts from other family members to support students with demonstrated financial need.  

    The James and Therese Rodgers and Thomas and Eva Bianco Scholarship Endowment: Created by the Rodgers’ son and the Bianco’s daughter, Mike and Karen Rodgers for need-based aid

    Jack and Lib Sistrunk Endowment: A fund to support merit- and need-based scholarships through the Arches to Excellence Scholarship Program 

    Nancy Spencer Memorial Scholarship: Created in memory of St. Andrew's patron Nancy Spencer

    The Alan Eugene Stallings III Memorial Award for Courage: Created by Vaughan and Nora Frances McRae in memory of former Lower School student Alan Stallings.

    The Spirit of Tyler Christopher Varnado Scholarship: Created by his many friends, in memory of former student Tyler Varnado, to be awarded to a rising senior who best exhibits the outstanding moral, scholastic and leadership qualities for which Tyler was so admired

    The Whitney Luckett Watkins Memorial Award is given to a rising senior best exemplifies the same traits Whitney demonstrated – kindness, generosity, spirit, determination, optimism, a love of fun, and a willingness to be a friend to all.  

    William Watkins Endowed Scholarship for the Arts: Bill Watkins, a former St. Andrew's art teacher, generously named St. Andrew's as the beneficiary of his retirement fund. These funds were the basis for a scholarship created in his memory.

    Marsha McCarty Wells Scholarship Fund: Created by close friends and family in memory of Marsha McCarty Wells, a St. Andrew's parent, Trustee, and patron
  • Endowments for Specific Programs

    John D. Bower Endowment for the Enrichment of the Sciences: An endowment created by Dr. John Bower, Professor Emeritus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Chairman of the Bower Foundation, to enhance science programs at St. Andrew's

    Rebecca Hiatt Collins Theatre Equipment Endowment: Created by Vaughan and Nora Frances McRae in honor of Rebecca Collins, St. Andrew's Director of Institutional Advancement, for purchase or maintenance of equipment for the Center for Performing Arts

    Dorothy Davis Library Fund: An endowment supporting the library created in honor of Dorothy Davis, a former St. Andrew's teacher, upon her retirement

    Ouida C. Drinkwater Endowment for the Arts: Created by her husband and children in honor of former parent and staff member and St. Andrew's patron Ouida Drinkwater to enhance St. Andrew's visual and performing arts program

    J. Paul and Dee Faulkner Endowment for the Fine Arts: Established by late St. Andrew's patrons J. Paul and Dee Faulkner to support the fine arts program at St. Andrew's. A portion of this endowment was used to create The Faulkner Studios for Art and Music

    Guillot Global Fellows Program: Created by alumnus Creath Guillot ’75 to provide grants to Upper School students for service-oriented international travel

    William Lee Heard III Endowment for the Band: Given in memory of Bill Heard, III, by his family to enhance and enrich the St. Andrew's band program and concert series

    Bishop Keller Memorial: Memorial honoring a St. Andrew's patron and providing support for the ongoing needs of the chapel

    Louis James Lyell Endowment: Created by his family to provide funds to maintain and support the Speer-Lyell Observatory and to enhance the astronomy program

    Dr. Randall Gerald Patterson Endowment for Speech and Debate: Created by friends, colleagues, and alumni to enhance the Speech and Debate Program in honor of this former faculty member

    Sara Smith Ray Endowment for the Performing Arts: Created by her husband, Bill, to honor Sara and support  the Upper School drama program at St. Andrew’s

    Dan A. Rose Endowment for Global Studies: Established by the estate of former biology teacher Dan Rose to provide funds in support of the Global Studies Program

    Dan Rose Ninth Grade Biology Endowment: Funded by colleagues, former students, and friends upon his retirement, this endowment provides support to enhance the Biology program

    Sheila Sundaram ’02 Memorial Endowment for the Band: Created by Shelia’s brother, Dr. Narayan Sundaram ’97, this endowment provides support to enhance and enrich the St. Andrew’s band program

    Miss Jo and Dorsey Wade Endowment for the Lower School Library: Created by Dorsey Wade, former Lower School teacher in memory of her mother, Jo Timberlake Nicholson
  • Endowments to Support Faculty and Staff

    The Christian Alexander Allenburger IV Faculty Award: Award created by his family in memory of former St. Andrew's student Chris Allenburger, given to one distinguished faculty member each year

    J. Paul and Dee Faulkner Endowment: Endowment for professional development established by late St. Andrew's patrons J. Paul and Dee Faulkner

    Edward E. Ford Foundation: Two grants awarded to St. Andrew’s to endow faculty enrichment and development
  • Book Awards

    Ross F. Bass Shakespeare Prize for Excellence in English: Named for her father, Elizabeth Raulston created this award to be given to one male and one female 8th grade student who excels in the study of English

    Frances Elizabeth Dyess Memorial Prize in Science: Upper School book award for excellence in AP Biology

    Edith Lee Evans Prize in AP Studio Art: Given by Kelsey Evans in honor of her alumna daughter this award is given to the best student in AP Studio Art.

    James Parham Evans III Prize in American History: Given by Kelsey Evans in honor of her alumnus son this award is given to the best student in American History.

    Adele Franks Leadership Medal: Awarded at graduation to the senior who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership as exhibited by Adele Franks, the school’s founding headmistress

    Dr. Frank Stoddard Johns Prize in Creative Writing: A book award for the best student in creative writing and funded by the Johns Memorial Scholarship.

    The Louis James Lyell Award for Excellence in Astronomy
    : Created by his family this award is given to the top student in the study of Astronomy

    Warren D. Reimers Prize in French
    : Created by his family this award is given to the best student in French studies

    Dan Rose Ninth Grade Biology Award: Created by friends and colleagues in honor of his retirement, this award is given to the top 9th grade student in Biology research

    Sheila Sundaram ’02 Memorial Prize in Band: Created by Shelia’s brother, Dr. Narayan Sundaram ’97, this award is given each year to the top student in the band

Reflections on Endowment Giving

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