President’s Dinner honorees
Bill and Taylor Estes
The President’s Medal is the highest level of recognition bestowed by the school and given to honor members of the community who exemplify the Jesuit philosophy of serving as men and women for others. Bill and Taylor Estes are leaders in the Indianapolis community and supportive parents of Brebeuf Jesuit alumni, Zak ’08, Cali ’10, and McKena ’15. They have demonstrated a deep commitment to Jesuit education through role model worthy volunteer involvement in their community, children’s lives, and in support of the students, faculty and staff at Brebeuf Jesuit.
Bill and Taylor were active in the lives of their children while they attended Brebeuf Jesuit by cheering them on from the sidelines of countless sporting events, supporting their academic success and serving in volunteer roles throughout the school to support programs and opportunities for all students. Taylor has served Brebeuf in meaningful roles with the Brebeuf Mothers Association where she assisted College Counseling and Community Service with leadership volunteer roles. She was also a team mom for the volleyball and basketball teams. Together, Bill and Taylor supported the Brebeuf Bistro with Bill even going so far as to emcee the event. The Estes Family is passionate about athletics which provided a natural fit for Bill to chair the search committee for the Director of Athletics.
Together, they are Brebeuf Jesuit Magis Society members, have established an endowed scholarship to support financial aid for deserving students, supported the Kite Wellness Center and Leading the Way capital campaigns with leadership gifts. Most recently, they demonstrated their loyalty and support to Brebeuf Jesuit by helping to replace the gym floor in the West Gym with a brand new state-of-the-art flooring system for our Braves.
In addition to volunteer efforts at Brebeuf, they live our motto of men and women for others with their service and dedication to the community. They support the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital Foundation and designed an “Automotive Room” for patients to enjoy, hosted The Estes Family Thanksgiving Giveaway, and are involved with Second Presbyterian Church and Center Point Counseling. Bill served on the Board of St. Vincent’s Hospital for over 20 years. Bill (and Taylor) established Bill Estes Automotive in June 1975, celebrating 44 years of serving central Indiana this year. The Auto Group grew to four locations, selling eight different franchises and employing over 380 people at its peak.