The founder of our school was committed to educational excellence in a Christian environment, and we proudly uphold that vision in the classroom and beyond. We are steadfast in our commitment to evaluating and improving our programs of balanced excellence - academics, athletics, fine arts and spiritual life.
1976-77 Ascension Student Senate
As an independent school, Ascension Episcopal relies on tuition and annual charitable contributions to meet the demands of an engaging curriculum and an exceptional educational experience that goes above and beyond academics.
Whether you are a first-time donor to Ascension or continuing a long history of giving, your contribution will advance our school in the mission of providing educational excellence in a Christian environment. Gifts to the Annual Giving Campaign support competitive salaries, technology, curriculum materials, athletics, fine arts, and campus facilities.
All contributions are 100% tax deductible.
Donations can be made online with a credit card or mailed to the main office at Ascension Episcopal School, Development Office, 1030 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70501.
Questions? Need more information?
Contact Marilyn Lee
Director of Development & Alumni Relations
Mlee@ascensionbluegators.org | 337-233-9748
Frequently Asked Questions
What does Annual Giving support?
- ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT
Cutting-edge curriculum, field trips, and interdisciplinary experiences
- FACULTY EXCELLENCE
Innovative resources, classroom tools, and continuing education in addition to competitive salaries and benefits
Everyday and team-based physical education equipment, continuing education and resources for coaches and support staff, and transportation for athletes
- FINE ARTS
Custom spaces and resources to instill a passion for music, dance, theatre, and the visual arts
- GREATEST NEED
Maintaining and cultivating our campuses and classrooms based on the most urgent need
Why does Ascension have an Annual Giving Campaign?
Tuition and fees do not cover the total cost of educating each Ascension student. We help bridge the gap between income and expenses through our Annual Giving Campaign.
How much should I give?
We celebrate the support of parents, faculty, staff, board members, alumni, parents of alumni and grandparents whose high participation rates combine to make a significant impact on our students. Last year, over 550 individuals gave $250,000 to the Annual Giving Campaign.
In the last few years, we have had 100% participation in annual giving from faculty, staff and board members, and we strive to have 100% parent participation as well. We urge all parents, while their children are benefiting from all that Ascension offers, to make the school their top philanthropic priority. Gifts range in size from $5 to over $25,000. Leadership gifts of $2,000 or more are recognized as part of the Leadership Circle.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Donations to the Annual Giving Campaign are 100% tax deductible.