Dear Families and Friends of HCES,

In the fall of 1955, Holy Comforter opened its doors for the first time with 25 kindergarten students and one teacher in the basement of a church parish on Miccosukee Road. Founder, Father Frank Pisani, established a school that was defined by the pursuit of excellence. Now, over 60 years later, we welcome over 550 students and continue the tradition of a quality education in a Christian environment where we nourish the spirit, challenge the mind, and strengthen the body of each of our students through a balanced program of academics, spiritual development, athletics and the arts.
There is no better way to show your love and support for HCES than to make a meaningful gift to the Crusader Fund. The Crusader Fund bridges the gap between tuition and the actual cost of operating our school. All contributions to the Crusader Fund provide classroom enhancements, tuition assistance to those who qualify and help offset basic school operations. Holy Comforter's Crusader Fund goal for the 2018-19 school year is $150,000 and 75% parent participation. 
Remember, you can “pledge now and pay later,” make a one-time contribution, schedule monthly payments or it can be paid through SmartTuition. We will accept gifts through June 30, 2018 but hope you will consider participating at this time. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me; I am are happy to help. 

Thank you, in advance, for your support of The Crusader Fund and we look forward to an exciting year!

Warmest Regards,

Emily Bist Lockard
Director of The Crusader Fund and Special Events

Giving Levels

Recognizing that each family’s circumstances and resources are different, Holy Comforter offers donor recognition at the following levels:

The 1955 Society

We invite you to become a part of this special group of leaders whose loyalty and support will be the cornerstone of our success.

$10,000 or more - Founders Circle
$5,000 to $9,999 - Presidents Circle
$2,500 to $4,999 - Benefactors Circle
$1,955 to $2,499 - Leadership Circle
$1,000 to $1,954 - Bell Tower Circle
$500 to $999 - Colonnade Circle
$250 to $499 - Red and Blue Circle
$1 to $249 - Friends of HCES

Crusader Fund Q&A

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What is The Crusader Fund?

    The Crusader Fund is Holy Comforter’s annual fund raising campaign. The mark of any healthy independent school is a strong annual fund both in dollars raised and participation. More than this, your support empowers Holy Comforter to Be the Difference; it supports innovation and enhancements in the classroom, offers tuition assistance to those who qualify, and covers basic operations that tuition does not cover.
  • Q. My family is already paying tuition...What does my child get when we make a contribution to The Crusader Fund?

    The Crusader Fund plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between what tuition revenue provides and the cost of operating a school of our caliber. Your gift to The Crusader Fund will provide resources that will not only enhance the premium education students receive today, but also provide that same level of education for students in future years. The purchase of instructional and classroom technology and equipment, professional development for teachers and staff, and online resources are just a few examples of how your gift will Be the Difference for Holy Comforter students and faculty.
  • Q. What are some additional examples of how Crusader Fund dollars were spent?

    1. Voice Projection Systems
    2. 20 iPads
    3. Professional Development 
    4. Apple TV Streaming Boxes
    5. Screen Projector Systems
    6. Reading Corner with Books & Novels
    7. Maps & Globes
    8. MacBook Laptops
    9. Tuition Assistance
    10. Playground Equipment
    11. Field Trips
    12. 7 Mobile Digital Microscope Labs
    13. 15 Pedometers
    14. Reading Subscriptions
    15. 7 Solar Kits
    16. Plants for our student maintained butterfly garden
    17. A Band Music Library
    18. Chemistry Model Kits
    19. Online Courses
    20. Class Set of Fetal Pigs
    21. And MUCH MORE!
  • Q. What is the Crusader Fund goal for the 2018-2019 school year?

    Drum roll please...$150,000.00, 70% parent participation, 100% board of trustees participation and 100% faculty and staff participation. 
  • Q. Do I have to pay cash?

    No way! We accept all major credit cards – go ahead and get those miles, points and perks! You may also pay via check, cash, stock transfer or electronic draft. Parents also have the option to pay monthly installments through their SMART Tuition account – so easy and painless!
  • Q. When should I make my Crusader Fund pledge or gift?

    The time is now! You may “pledge now, pay later” or make a gift at any time before June 30th.
  • Q. Is Holy Comforter eligible for Employer Matching Gifts?

    Yes! Some corporations have a policy of matching the contribution for their employees to educational intuitions. This is a great way to double and sometimes triple your gift to The Crusader Fund.
  • Q. I have a few more questions about The Crusader Fund, who should I contact?

    Our Director of The Crusader Fund and Special Events, Emily Lockard. 850-383-1007
    • Emily Lockard, Director of Crusader Fund & Special Events

      Emily Lockard, Director of Crusader Fund & Special Events

Crusader Fund Goals for 2018-2019

  • $150,000.00
  • 70% Parent Participation

Crusader Fund Results

  • $151,354
  • 66% Parent Participation
  • $152,089.22
  • 62% Parent Participation
  • $197,419.25
  • 68% Parent Participation
  • $190,000.00
  • 71% Parent Participation
  • $207,355.49
  • 73% Parent Participation
  • $181,918.09
  • 66% Parent Participation
Holy Comforter Episcopal School | 2001 Fleischmann Road | Tallahassee, Florida 32308 | 850-383-1007