Periodically, the Board of Trustees will approve the school to seek funding from our community to grow our school’s infrastructure. Capital campaigns raise money for a specific capital project, or the “bricks and mortar” for the school. Campaigns of this type usually last three to five years and involve multi-year pledges for the project.

Previous capital campaigns have purchased the initial 40 acres used to move our campus to Fleischmann Road, to build the first buildings on that site – Smith Hall and Hill Hall and in 2007, to build the Student Center in the heart of the campus.

Our last capital campaign, “Beyond the Bricks,” raised $3.4 million for additional land acquisition, a six court tennis facility, and in August 2012, we opened a resource-rich science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) facility. The two-story 12,385 square foot Knight STEM Building is the only one of its kind for an independent school in the area dedicated solely to STEM-based hands-on learning for students in grades K-8.

The course of our school’s history has been significantly impacted by the success of these campaigns and the generosity of our supporters. The school is currently reviewing its master plan to decide its next opportunity for growth. In the meantime, if you would like to discuss making a major gift to Holy Comforter Episcopal School, please contact Holly Wilbourn at

Naming a Column

Holy Comforter Episcopal School is blessed to have many iconic images on our campus such as our bell tower and rolling green hills. The stately white columns that line our walkways are an indelible image of our school, as well. The colonnades are filled with our students each and everyday where they make life long memories with their friends.

Naming a column is a great way to honor current students or Holy Comforter alumni. It is also a great way to remember a loved one. A commemorative plaque will be installed on your column for perpetuity.

“Holy Comforter has laid such a great foundation for our children’s lives. Dedicating our column was a great way for our family to express out gratitude to HCES,” said Ruth Roaza, alumni parent and member of the HCES Board of Trustees.

In fact, 175 out of our 353 columns have already been dedicated.

Each column can be named for a donation of $5,000 or more, and your pledge can be paid over several years. For more information, please contact Holly Wilbourn, Director of Institutional Advancement, at 850-383-1007. All monies raised from column sales will benefit current and/or future capital growth.

Pave The Way - Buy A Brick

In 2012, Holy Comforter created a paved walkway featuring engraved bricks. The walkway starts at the Knight STEM Building and cuts across the courtyard to the 1st and 2nd grade building.

Purchasing a personalized brick for your Holy Comforter alumnus or grandchild makes a great gift at any point in the year. Every effort will be made to keep graduating classes together on the walkway. You may also request to have your brick be placed next to one of their friends in their class. We are hopeful that this will become one of HCES’ treasured traditions and a source of pride for all alumni to come back to campus to see.

Each brick is $250 each and can have up to three lines of text. For more information, please contact Holly Wilbourn at

Completed Capital Campaigns

List of 4 items.

  • Capital Campaign I

    This campaign began fundraising for the new campus located on Fleischmann Road. The first building, Smith Hall, opened in the Fall of 1997. That year welcomed 6th and 7th graders. The next year the school grew to included 8th graders.
  • Capital Campaign II

    This campaign began in 1999 to build the second building on the Fleischmann Road campus. Hill Hall opened in the Fall of 2000 for our 3rd-5th grade students. Shortly after, the school obtained bond financing to build the remaining academic buildings, the administration building, the media center, and additional acreage.
  • Capital Campaign III

    This campaign raised monies to fund the building of the Student Center, which includes an FHSAA approved gymnasium, and art and music studios. The student center opened in May 2007.
  • Capital Campaign IV

    This campaign raised monies to purchase additional acreage, build six new tennis courts, which opened in February of 2011, and to construct the Knight STEM Building, which opened in the fall of 2012.
Holy Comforter Episcopal School | 2001 Fleischmann Road | Tallahassee, Florida 32308 | 850-383-1007