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If Dirt Could Talk: The Beginnings of St. Stephen’s Episcopal School

In today’s talk, Christine Aubrey will look at the beginnings of St. Stephen’s Episcopal School. She will pay special attention to the history of the 400 acres of land the school sits on, spanning from the late 1800s to the present. She’ll also explore how the architecture of the school is related to its natural surroundings, as well as how its social context influenced the school’s role as the first coeducational Episcopal school and the first integrated boarding school in the South.

Christine Aubrey served as Associate Head of School for Advancement at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School for 28 years. She retired in July 2021. She raised $160 million to restore the historical center of the campus, established the school’s endowment, and generated annual income for the operating budget. In addition, with a view toward the long-term health of the school, she established the position of planned giving. While most of her work for St. Stephen’s was in the United States, she has worked extensively with alumni, as well as current and former parents, in China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, and most recently Vietnam.


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