Bishop William White Society
The Episcopal Academy established The Bishop William White Society to recognize the generosity of all who name Episcopal as beneficiary of a will, retirement plan, life insurance policy, life income gift or other type of planned giving arrangement—gifts that will help maintain the quality of Episcopal's programs for future generations.
On October 6, 1785 the Society's namesake, the Rev. William White, Chaplain of the Continental Congress, signed the charter to establish the new academy of the Protestant Episcopal Church. The academy's original mission was to train young men in both the classical and practical tradition as well as to teach Anglican doctrine. In 1787, as 55 of the most notable men in the 13 states met in Independence Hall to write a new Constitution, the academy's trustees laid the cornerstone of a new school building two doors from Independence Hall.
Many members of The Bishop William White Society seek to ensure Episcopal's future by strengthening our endowment. Gifts may be designated for a specific purpose or left unrestricted to give Episcopal the flexibility to direct funds to areas of greatest need.
An Invitation to Join the Bishop William White Society
If you have included or plan to include Episcopal in your estate plans, please use this member profile form to let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity by welcoming you to the Bishop William White Society.
As a member of the Society, you will be invited to the annual luncheon with the Head of School and you will be recognized in academy publications. If you prefer to support Episcopal anonymously, your membership will be kept confidential. Questions regarding membership may be directed to Patricia W. Porter, Director of Planned Giving.
Bishop William White Society Luncheon
Leading up to the Haverford/EA/Agnes Irwins Weekend in November, the BWW Society gathered for lunch in the Board Room overlooking the campus green. It was a great spot to have a birds-eye view of the bustling campus and students. Members had the opportunity to meet our new Head of School, Dr. T.J. Locke, and receive a first-hand report of his impressions of EA and his vision for the future. T.J. communicated his enthusiasm for the school and his desire to share the "magic of everyday" with parents and alums. He is quite excited about the learning that occurs within our classrooms. He sees social media, including Twitter, as one way to make that communication happen. His goal is to make certain that we are innovative in the ways we teach our students and continue to engage the faculty and students in their learning.
BWW Society members were also given the inside thoughts on the weekend's athletic competitions from Athletic Director, Gina Buggy, and Varsity Football Coach, Todd Fairlie. Guests had the opportunity to ask questions about the entire athletic program at EA.