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Boyce Ansley

Boyce Ansley always understood that an education interrupted by homelessness need not mean a future without hope.

 
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about boyce l. ansley

WE REMAIN INSPIRED BY HER LEADERSHIP AND HER FAITH IN THIS SCHOOL.

The Boyce L. Ansley School is named in memory of Boyce Lineberger Ansley who was a highly respected and beloved member and leader of St Luke’s Episcopal Church, as well as many nonprofit Boards including the Atlanta Opera (Chair), the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association (Regent), the Georgia Advisory Council of the Trust for Public Land (founding member), the Atlanta Preservation Center, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and the Frazer Center.

Her tremendous heart, witty personality, and tireless dedication to philanthropy made her an inspiration to all she encountered. When Boyce learned of the bold idea to open a school for children experiencing homelessness in Atlanta, she immediately jumped on board and pushed the committee to make the dream a reality. She had ideas, plans, and an excitement for the mission of educating our most vulnerable children that propelled the group to move forward with their dream. Boyce believed in the school before anyone else.

When Boyce passed away in 2016, the founding committee had just begun feasibility studies. Since their first cheerleader could not be with them in person, the group decided to name this school in her memory. Her name and legacy continue to push us all beyond circumstance.

Boyce Ansley’s Philanthropic Footprint

  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
  • Mount Vernon Ladies' Association (Regent)
  • Atlanta Opera (Chair)
  • Georgia Advisory Council of the Trust for Public Land (founding member)
  • Atlanta Preservation Center
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • Frazer Center
  • Atlanta Girls’ School (Board Member)
  • Washington National Cathedral
  • Hollins College
  • Center for Puppetry Arts