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Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

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Rabun Gap, GA   |  www.rabungap.org
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Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

EIN: 58-0593430


Mission

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School prepares young people for college, career, and a lifetime of leadership and service. In our beautiful mountain environment, we inspire students to grow in character, intellect, and spirit. We value educational accessibility and foster a community of learners whose diversity is honored and reflects the world.

Ruling year info

1942

Head of School

Mr. Jeff Miles

Main address

339 Nacoochee Drive

Rabun Gap, GA 30568 USA

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EIN

58-0593430

Subject area info

Elementary and secondary education

Secondary education

Population served info

Children and youth

Protestants

Interfaith groups

Students

Adolescents

NTEE code info

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Evelyne Sheats Lower School and Early Learning Program

The Evelyne Sheats Lower School inspires local students in Pre-K-5th grade to delight in learning and expand their imaginations.

The Lower School emphasizes comprehensive development of the whole child in a nurturing and supportive environment. Our traditional curriculum and innovative teaching inspire delight in learning and readiness for success at the next level.

We focus on innovative teaching that helps students develop written voice and mathematical thinking, along with world language exposure.

Lower School classes are intentionally kept small, 8-12 students per class, depending on the appropriate size for grade level. Our Lower School is made up of more than 150 students from the surrounding counties in Northeast Georgia, Western North Carolina, and Upstate South Carolina.

Population(s) Served
Children

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of administrators and staff who plan and experience professional development activities together

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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percentage

Number of students per teacher during the reporting period

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Classes range from 6-16

Average financial aid award per FTE student

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Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Refugees and displaced people, Children, Adolescents

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

avg. award for boarding students

Number of graduates enrolled in higher learning, university, or technical/vocational training

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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Percentage of graduating class accepted to college.

Total dollars received in contributions

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Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2022 includes capital campaign contributions and estate gifts 2018 includes capital campaign contributions.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Values. Voices. Vision. Beginning in the spring of 2019, the Board of Trustees embarked on the initial steps of this planning process which continued as a key focus of its work during the 2019-2020 school year. Detailed in the pages following is the aspirational plan that will guide Rabun Gap in the years ahead. Given the incredible challenges of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, we are especially grateful to the trustees, senior administrators, and committee members whose dedication has helped to maintain the focus of this important work.
Our Mission
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School prepares young people for college, career, and a lifetime of leadership and service. In our beautiful mountain environment, we inspire students to grow in character, intellect, and spirit. We value educational accessibility and foster a community of learners whose diversity is honored and reflects the world.

Values speaks to the grounding provided by our school’s beloved motto, which provides the philosophical basis for our actions and goals. This element of our three-part theme encapsulates our traditional
motto of Work Study Worship while connecting those historic values with character, intellect, and spirit to
reinforce the transcending and universal appeal of the Rabun Gap experience. This connection meets students in the complex world in which they live while maintaining our historic mission, uniting generations
of alumni and students, and preparing them for lives of leadership and service.

Voices speaks to the many individuals who have helped to shape the plan and the voices that enrich and
enhance Rabun Gap’s diverse community. The extensive planning process has engaged the voices of
Rabun Gap alumni, parents, students, faculty, and supporters through surveys and dialogue. Echoes of
these voices ring throughout the plan and tell of the importance of tradition as well as a call for progress.
In discussion and planning, there was a consistent call from all groups to preserve what is distinct and
special about the Rabun Gap experience while also always striving to improve and best prepare students
to lead and serve in the world.

Vision speaks to a desired destination in view and the wisdom to get there. Like the cupola that stands
above Hodgson Hall, this plan must be grounded firmly in Rabun Gap’s values and voices, and yet, must
look outward and beyond this valley to ensure the sustainability and care of the school’s mission for generations to come.

Curriculum: Mastery & Relevance
Design and implement educational programs that manifest the traditional values of
Work Study Worship in a 21st century global context – grounding these values in
rigorous academics, real world relevance, and a skill-focused curriculum;

Faculty & Staff: Heart of Excellence
Explore and secure pioneering ways to attract, retain, and develop mission-driven
faculty who inspire, empower, and challenge students, preparing them for a world in
which there are no limits in their opportunities to make a positive difference;

Land & Facilities: Our Mountain Heritage
Protect and leverage our unparalleled campus to maximize learning opportunities for
our community – creating interdependent natural and built environments designed to
enrich the mind, nurture the body, and refresh the spirit;

Campus & Beyond: Building One Community
Embrace our diverse school community and safeguard our communal health, while
practicing the values of hospitality, empathy, and leadership rooted in service;

Visionary Leadership: Sustaining Our Mission
Protect the future of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School through visionary leadership and
disciplined stewardship of our human, financial, environmental, and capital resources

This plan presents many aspirational goals, and the work will continue in the weeks and months ahead as committees embrace the tactical planning necessary to operationalize and implement the strategic principles. On many fronts, this plan has already been put into action. Together, with the support of the committees and the
loyalty of our Rabun Gap community, we invite you to join us as we continue the good work that started
over 120years ago and that today touches the lives of this local community and reaches to all corners of
our world.

Financials

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.92

Average of 1.73 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.4

Average of 3.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

19%

Average of 20% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $1,790,027 $2,907,339 $5,056,505 $7,298,061 $6,411,151
As % of expenses 7.4% 11.9% 19.9% 25.6% 21.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $90,026 $1,207,339 $4,176,159 $5,573,529 $4,617,471
As % of expenses 0.3% 4.6% 15.9% 18.4% 14.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $25,604,467 $23,755,426 $24,641,351 $32,375,355 $40,793,932
Total revenue, % change over prior year 13.4% -7.2% 3.7% 31.4% 26.0%
Program services revenue 73.9% 77.5% 83.1% 67.6% 57.6%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 7.5% 8.3% 7.8% 5.6% 5.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.1% 5.6%
All other grants and contributions 17.6% 12.1% 8.7% 18.5% 29.1%
Other revenue 1.0% 2.1% 0.4% 3.2% 2.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $24,215,204 $24,433,289 $25,437,350 $28,536,396 $30,138,201
Total expenses, % change over prior year 12.8% 0.9% 4.1% 12.2% 5.6%
Personnel 37.0% 37.5% 40.4% 40.8% 39.5%
Professional fees 2.5% 2.1% 2.1% 1.7% 1.2%
Occupancy 8.8% 7.6% 4.7% 4.5% 4.2%
Interest 3.0% 2.8% 2.1% 0.7% 0.7%
Pass-through 34.0% 32.1% 35.6% 37.7% 38.5%
All other expenses 14.7% 18.0% 15.1% 14.7% 15.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $25,915,205 $26,133,289 $26,317,696 $30,260,928 $31,931,881
One month of savings $2,017,934 $2,036,107 $2,119,779 $2,378,033 $2,511,517
Debt principal payment $690,000 $0 $0 $4,752,700 $690,000
Fixed asset additions $0 $6,029,129 $887,661 $2,180,078 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $28,623,139 $34,198,525 $29,325,136 $39,571,739 $35,133,398

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.6 2.8 4.4 2.7 3.4
Months of cash and investments 23.0 20.8 18.3 16.8 16.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 12.5 10.8 11.7 11.3 12.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $7,353,980 $5,611,518 $9,226,402 $6,341,123 $8,541,792
Investments $39,114,245 $36,808,671 $29,577,525 $33,712,003 $32,477,779
Receivables $1,613,635 $445,679 $122,543 $9,821,526 $10,861,639
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $64,704,746 $70,728,875 $71,611,535 $73,610,887 $75,035,939
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 62.2% 59.3% 59.8% 60.3% 61.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 21.5% 22.2% 21.7% 22.3% 23.5%
Unrestricted net assets $35,809,206 $37,016,545 $41,192,704 $46,766,233 $51,383,704
Temporarily restricted net assets $5,222,323 $2,781,267 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $33,049,667 $32,561,358 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $38,271,990 $35,342,625 $28,217,165 $34,831,418 $29,269,653
Total net assets $74,081,196 $72,359,170 $69,409,869 $81,597,651 $80,653,357

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Head of School

Mr. Jeff Miles

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

Board of directors
as of 01/02/2024
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Board chair

Rev. Dr. George Wirth

Cousins Foundation; retired minister

Term: 2020 - 2023

Fredrick Allen

Paul Austin, III

Jon Barnwell '92

Liddell Bartlett

Niles Bolton

William Horton

Terri Pendergrast

Juan Sandoval

John F. Smith

Perry Taylor

John Underwood

Lynda White

Vice Chair

George Wirth

Chair

Kate Maine

Omar Zavala

Grace Jang Todd

Jeff Velastegui

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/27/2023

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Professional fundraisers

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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