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The skyline at the EHS campus reveals positive changes as the steel beams are erected for the new 25,700-square-foot Underwood Student Center. Key features of this building will include: a large dining hall and server with double the seating capacity of our former space, two state-of-the art innovation classrooms, a performance stage, a coffee bar and an art gallery. The construction project, which is funded through generous donations to the school, is on time and on budget and will open in the Fall 2018.


This building is the second building of a $80 million multi-phased campus master plan which includes the Hildebrand Athletic Center, the new Underwood Student Center, a new Visual and Performing Arts Building, a new Benitez Chapel and field improvements.

Just over 50 percent of our ambitious goal has been raised to date; fundraising is ongoing for this important effort.

For more information, contact Peggy Haney, Director of Advancement, at (713) 512-3436 or by email.




Leadership & Committee

Chairman Of The Board - The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle

Executive Chair - Randa Duncan Williams

Head of School - Ned Smith

Campaign Co-Chair - Julie Donaldson

Campaign Co-Chair - Townes Pressler


Campaign Committee

Laura and Matthew Baird

Meredith and Mark Barineau

Riley L. Burnett, Jr.

Denman Heard

Melinda Budinger Hildebrand

Amanda Whitehead Johnson ‘87

Jean and Josh Jones

Kim and Scott Martin

Jackie and Connelly McGreevy ‘89

Kimberly and Chris Miller

Millette and Haag Sherman

Leigh and Reggie Smith

Jamie and Eloise Taussig

Duncan Underwood ‘89


EHS Staff

Director of Advancement - Peggy Dun Haney


Campaign Gifts by Level

Gifts of $5 million and above

A Friend of EHS

Cherie and Jim Flores

Mindy and Jeff Hildebrand

Gifts of $1 million up to $5 million

A Friend of EHS

The Brown Foundation, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Carter, Jr.

The Fondren Foundation

Randa and Charles Williams

Gifts of $500,000 up to $1 million

A Friend of EHS

The Cullen Foundation

Jennifer and David Ducote

The Elkins Foundation

Kathy and Greg Geib

The Pefanis Family

Gifts of $250,000 up to $500,000

A Friend of EHS

Laura and Matthew Baird

Riley L. Burnett Jr. and Prescilla Burnett

Randi and Johnny Carrabba

Jence and Craig Childers

Elizabeth and Will Galtney

Susan and Jeff Gray

Laura and Denman Heard

Lindsay (Cohn) ’89 and Rand Holstead

Mary and Hank Jones

Jenna and Harris Junell

The Lyons Foundation

Kim and Scott Martin

Louise and Gary Moss/Moss Landscaping

Carrie and Al Pepi

Millette and Haag Sherman

The Vivian L. Smith Foundation

The T.R. and I. Charitable Fund

The Susan Vaughan Foundation, Inc.

Suzette and Stephen Way

Gifts of $100,000 up to $250,000

Frances and Ben Alexander

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hudson Barineau

Shelley and Newt Barineau

Julie and Frank Bayouth

Trina and Craig Chandler

Sue Nan and Rod Cutsinger

Julie and Michael Donaldson

Ashley and Pepper Edens

Linda and David Elmer

Julia Flowers

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gilchrist

Amanda (Whitehead) ’87 and Steve Johnson

MD Anderson Foundation

Townes and Kathleen Pressler

Elizabeth and Adam Pulaski

Tina and Joe Pyne

Hilda Pyun and Mark Pytosh

Katheryn (Shaffer) '89 and Hugh Ray '88

Suzanne and Jay Rippeto

Leigh and Reggie Smith

Lynette and Trey Snider

Jane and Keith Trotman

Sarah and Duncan Underwood ’89

Bridget (Butler) ’87 and Patrick Wade

Gifts of $50,000 up to $100,000

Carol and John Austin

Dorothy and Ronny Cuenod

Karey and Phillip Dye

Catherine and Grant Faulconer

Natalie and Don Faust

Andrew B. Hawthorne ’91

Mary Kay and Thomas Hunt

Josh and Jean Jones

Kimberly and Chris Miller

Ann G. Trammell

Gifts of $25,000 up to $50,000

Chris and Merrell Athon

Vaughan and Les Clark

Sarah and Thad Dameris

Scott Gordon ’94

Peggy and Virgil Haney

Gretchen and Alan Hilyard

Angie and Dan Hollaway

Jenny (Roman) ’90 and Chris Johnson

Susanna and Gee Kane

Robin and Danny Klaes

Dawn and Chris Krieg

Jacqueline and Connelly McGreevy ‘89

Beau Pollock ‘95

Sissy and Grady Roberts

Anne and Joe Romano

Stephanie and Kirby Shanks

Anita and Gerald Smith

Kristin and Ned Smith

Peggy and Michael Strode

Elizabeth and James Whitehead ’94

Gifts up to $25,000

A Friend of EHS

Henrietta Alexander

Barbara and Dean Barnes

Martha and John Charbonnet

The Clayton Fund

Pearl Cohn Family Foundation

Evelyn Houston Chew Charitable Remainder Trust

Christ Church Cathedral

Pearl Cohn Family Foundation

Julia and Clay Crawford

Lyndsey and Joseph Day

Benjamin Estus ‘09

Jennifer (McReynolds) ’88 and Todd Frazier ’88

The Rev. and Mrs. James. M. L. Grace ’94

The Rev. and Mrs. Larry Hall

Tany and Chaz Klaes

Marilyn Ligon

Ann and George McDaniel

Chris and Mike Mizell

Leda and Dis Netland

Staci and Paul Sorensen

Strake Foundation

Thomas M. Wright