What is an Endowment?

An endowment helps to secure an institution's long-term financial stability.  Endowment funds are invested in perpetuity with the interest earned providing an institution with annual income for on-going support.  Many independent schools like Rabun Gap maintain an endowment. Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School's Endowment Fund provides long-term financial security to ensure Rabun Gap is well positioned to serve generations to come. Income from the investment of Rabun Gap's endowment, together with fundraising initiatives, help bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating a student.   Gifts to the Rabun Gap endowment help to maintain our school's  mission of educating young people for lives of purpose and service, by providing an annual income for financial aid, teacher salaries, and campus facilities.  Contributions to the Endowment serve Rabun Gap students of today and secure this amazing educational opportunity for others in the future.

The purposes to which these funds are dedicated vary, from providing support for specific academic programs and special lectures to ongoing and vital budgetary needs of the School. These include faculty and staff salaries and benefits, the financial aid program, professional development opportunities, as well as technology and equipment. 

Endowment gifts can be made for general purposes or to establish an individually named and designated permanent fund. Some of the School's endowment fund's include:

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  • Scholarships

    • George W. Woodruff Scholarship
    • Presbyterian Fellows Scholarship
    • Atlanta Guild Scholarship
    • Athens Guild Scholarship
    • Junior College Alumni Association College Scholarship
    • Rabun Gap Alumni Scholarship
    • Frances and Gilbert Boggs Scholarship
    • Norma Knapp Horan-Vogt Scholarship
    • Henry Edward White and Caroline Singleton White Scholarship
    • Ruby Brown van Rooyen '25 Scholarship
    • Goizueta Foundation Scholarship
    • W. Stell Huie Scholarship
    • Anna Drew-Kirk '94 Scholarship
    • Raymond C. Cropper Scholarship
  • Department Funds and Chairs

    • Dess Oliver Fund for Industrial Arts
    • Ray Fry Chair of Library Science
    • Norma Knapp Horan Vogt Chair for the Arts
    • Karl A. Anderson Excellence in Teaching and Service Award
    • Ruby Brown van Rooyen Excellence in Teaching and Service Award
    • Robert L. Rearden, Jr. Fund for the Arts 
  • College Scholarships

    • Karl Anderson College Scholarship
    • Margaret Howell Boyd College Scholarship
    • L.U. Hammack College Scholarship
  • Awards and Honors

    • Timothy Smoot Award
    • John Harvey Servant Leadership Award
    • Mrs. Gladys Waybright Award
    • W.L. Monroe Award

Contact Us

If you have questions about making gifts of any kind to Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, please call or write:

Advancement Office / 339 Nacoochee Drive / Rabun Gap, Georgia 30568
706-746-7467
If you are interested in contributing to one of the existing Scholarship Funds, Faculty Funds, or Instructional Funds or would like to discuss establishing a new endowment fund, please be in touch with Paige Spivey, Associate Head of School for Advancement, (706) 746-7731, pspivey@rabungap.org.

Lauren '12 (Lakemont, GA)

"Rabun Gap has helped me achieve so many goals already. I feel like I was prepared for the challenges presented with college because of excellent high school education, not just academically, but also in the Arts. I am more than qualified to succeed."

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Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a private, coeducational day and boarding school for grades Pre-K through 12, located in Rabun Gap, GA. Centrally located between Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, we combine our strong academic program, mountain setting, and Presbyterian heritage to inspire young people who are eager to learn and grow.


Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School does not discriminate regardless of race, color, religion, gender, disability, creed, or national origin.