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Epiphany School is a place of inspiration – where adults and children come together to build a welcoming, dynamic place of learning, support, and giving. This is our community. Children and adults. All are welcome. All are needed.


At its heart, Epiphany School's culture of philanthropy is built on the spirit of volunteerism. Volunteers - current parents, grandparents, parent of alumni, alumni, and friends - are involved in every classroom , event, and fundraiser. Volunteers get to know other people in our community. We learn from each other, and we grow together to build a stronger community, a stronger Epiphany School.


The number of hours volunteered by the EPC Chairs and Volunteers


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  • Volunteer in the Library
  • Help in classrooms
  • Join your Epiphany School student at lunch
  • Attend Grandparent and Special Friend Teas and Performances

Alumni Opportunities

Once you become an Epiphany School alumnus/na, you are forever a part of this caring and supportive community. Whether you are a seventh grader, high school sophomore, college graduate, out-of-towner or local community member, there are many inviting ways for you to STAY INVOLVED in life at Epiphany School.

  • Share your story with our Update magazine staff
  • Peer Tutor in our after-school Homework Club
  • Join us and volunteer at Carnival in the Fall, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
  • Offer to speak, teach, support, and play at camps
  • Volunteer in classrooms or on our playground
  • Participate in service learning projects

    For more information contact Elizabeth O'Shea, Director of Development
  • Elizabeth O'Shea
    Director of Development
    Epiphany School
    (206) 720-7667

    Donor Privacy Policy

    Epiphany School is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Epiphany School's nonprofit tax identification number (EIN) is 23-701492.

    GATHER 2018 FAQs

    What is GATHER Epiphany?

    GATHER Epiphany is the school’s biennial FUNDraising and FUNraising event to raise money for Epiphany’s financial aid program. The success of this event allows us to build on the promise of making an Epiphany School education available to all those who are admitted. And finally, GATHER Epiphany is an opportunity to come together as a school community and enjoy one another’s company--all over delicious drinks and scrumptious eats, of course!

    Why financial aid?

    By offering financial aid, Epiphany School creates an accessible and inclusive learning community that benefits all families and students.

    How much are we raising for financial aid?

    Our goal is to net $200,000. Funds are raised through buy-ins (see below), auctioning-off two special items the evening of the event–an art piece created by all Epiphany School students, and the one-and-only reserved parking spot directly in front of Epiphany School–and our Raise the Paddle. All families will be asked to make a financial contribution by raising an auction paddle in support of Epiphany School.

    Who attends?

    Everyone! Our whole Epiphany School community–parents, faculty, staff, family and other friends–comes together for one evening each year so it’s the cocktail party not to be missed.

    What happens at GATHER?

    Amidst the fun, friends, and food, we will have a short but very special program, including:

    The auction of the All-School Art Masterpiece, the lucky winner of the bidding will go home with a one-of-a-kind original!

    Raise the Paddle, all for financial aid!

    The auction of the “Parking Spot of Your Dreams,” the chance to have one year of hassle free parking, directly in front of Spock Hall–Wow! You can’t imagine how this changes your daily routine.

    Did we mention the dancing? Yes, there will be dancing!

    What to wear?

    Seattle cocktail attire and as a nod to the 60th anniversary of Epiphany School, feel free to wear a touch of plaid if you desire.

    How do I RSVP?

    It’s easy and online! Tickets are $60.00 per person (faculty and staff will be free; their guests will be half-price) and include drinks, heavy appetizers, dancing, and a guaranteed good time. Tickets will go on sale in the last half of January through the GATHER Epiphany website at Families receiving financial aid can obtain a discount on the ticket price. Details to come from the business office when tickets go on sale.

    What is a buy-in?

    “Buy-ins” are a group outing or themed party held in the months around GATHER Epiphany. You “buy in” (purchase tickets) to attend the event. These events are meant to be a fun, easy way to connect with other parents and families in the Epiphany School community. Buy-in sizes can range from 10 people to large groups (80-100) and can be anything from wine & cheese parties, to karaoke nights out, to pedicure parties for the hard-working mamas, to cooking classes for kids. The possibilities are endless! Buy-in tickets vary in price per person per event. Buy-ins will be advertised in advance and will go live for purchase in the weeks before our event, via the GATHER Epiphany website at Watch your emails for more information about buy-ins.

    How can I get involved?

    All families are encouraged to attend, to take part by volunteering, purchasing buy-ins, and raising the paddle! Please email if you’d like to be part of the fun.

    Who hosts?

    Our hosts are current Epiphany School parents, who volunteer their time and lend their expertise and creativity to make this an evening to remember. The 2018 Leadership Team includes: Joanna Smith (Chair); Mandy Gandt, Wendy Guy & Nikki Putnam (Event Chairs) with Jane de Paolo (décor); Jessica Cantlin (All-School Art); Alicia Alberg & Lucy Wacksman (Technology); Hannah Wygal (Design); Vivian Cluett (Marketing/Communication); Rachel Greene & Jamie Lampitt (Buy-Ins); Ann Felton (Ambassadors); Shelly Hutcheson & Katharina Poad (Children’s Presence).

    What if I still have questions?

    Contact, Elizabeth O’Shea, Director of Development, at 206-720-7667 or or event chairs at

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