An independent co-educational school serving preschool through Grade 8.
2018-19 Clark Fund Giving Catalog

The Clark Fund

The Clark Fund is a year-round philanthropic initiative designed to augment tuition and other revenue sources in reaching a balanced budget. Gifts made to The Clark Fund directly impact day-to-day expenses not fully covered by tuition and fees. The strength of The Clark Fund has helped the school to balance its budget for over 50 years.

At SCS we have two equally important goals when it comes to philanthropic giving. The first is 100% participation from our current families. The second is to raise $150,000 for the Clark Fund each year. These goals may strike you as too big for your gift to make a difference. We want you to know that is simply not true. Every gift makes an impact!

We are thankful for the generosity of our parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, trustees, faculty, staff and friends who support SCS and all of the wonderful things that happen here!

2018-19 Clark Fund Giving Catalog

In order to demonstrate how gifts of all sizes come together to support our mission, we created the Clark Fund Giving Catalog. We hope our newly designed giving platform visually tells the story of how important your gift is in ensuring that all needs for students, faculty/staff, and SCS community are met - big or small.


 

Browse the Giving Catalog

Each item listed below is available through our 2018-19 Clark Fund Giving Catalog. Filter by category or price, or simply peruse them all. When you are ready to make a gift, click "Give Now" beneath the description or click on "Full Giving Catalog".


 

students wearing Miami or Iroqois t-shirts
  • Alumni
  • Athletics

Your gift of $20 will help offset the cost of the first Miami t-shirt for a 4th grader. Finding out your club is the highlight of Lower School Olympic Day.

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  • $15-150
8th grade students at leadership retreat
  • Academics

Your gift of $500 will offset the cost of a retreat for our 8th graders. We are committed to giving our oldest students to the tools and confidence to lead successfully during their 8th grade year and as they make the transition into high school.

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  • $500 and up
Miami and Iroquois alumni t-shirts
  • Alumni

Your gift of $25 will help offset the cost of one (1) Miami or Iroquois t-shirt for SCS alumni graduating from high school. Jim Tallman sends our alumni off to college in style with their official Clark Alumni t-shirt.

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  • $15-150
Items in a Care Package
  • Alumni

Your gift of $15 will help offset the cost of one (1) college care package sent to SCS alumni. Freshman year away can be hard enough, so Mr. Tallman lets our new college students know how much we care. Sent in February, these packages include fun snacks, swag, and essentials. A little SCS pick-me-up!

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  • $15-150
student painting in art class
  • Academics
  • Arts

Your gift of $50 will offset the charge of one (1) student's art supplies for a school year. Your gift will support, not only one of our pillars but a program that makes the SCS experience unique.

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  • $15-150
cart filled with basketballs
  • Athletics

Your gift of $20 will help offset the cost of one (1) student's athletic equipment for the year. Ms. Mac and Mr. Clyne make sure our athletics curriculum is exciting and engaging for our students. Having good quality equipment helps them to provide the best instruction to Clark students.

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  • $15-150
volleyball team with coach
  • Athletics

Your gift of $35 will help offset the cost of one (1) athletic uniform. Our athletes work hard all year to compete at the highest level. Having up-to-date, well-fitting uniforms is essential for out athletes performance.

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  • $15-150
middle school boys playing basketball
  • Athletics

Your gift of $50 will help offset the cost of one (1) basketball referee. At SCS we take pride in providing high-quality competition for our student-athletes.

Give Now

  • $15-150
students and teachers eating around grill
  • Alumni

We love our new grill!! Your gift of $50 will help offset the cost of charcoal needed for one event. There is nothing better than a hot dog or hamburger straight off the grill.

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  • $15-150
students sitting around rug with teacher
  • Academics

Your gift of $3,000 will help offset the cost of one (1) classroom budget. Every faculty member receives a fixed amount each year for classroom needs. These funds can be used for furniture, instruction materials, class libraries, and much, much more.

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  • $500 and up
Middle School Student Working on a Chromebook
  • Academics

Your gift of $300 will help offset the cost of one (1) classroom Chromebook. Making sure our classroom technology is up-to-date ensures that our students can take advantage of the latest apps and technologies.

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  • $200-450
three students reading on a couch
  • Academics

Your gift of $200 will help offset the cost of one (1) set of classroom paperback books. "When you read to a child? when you put a book in the child's hands, you are bringing that child news of the infinitely varied nature of life. You are an awakener." - Paula Fox

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  • $200-450
Heart with a first aid cross
  • Faculty & Staff

Your gift of $60 will help offset the cost of certifying a faculty or staff member in CPR/AED. The safety of our students is of the utmost importance to us and having the proper training is essential to providing a safe environment for all of our school community and visitors to the campus.

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  • $15-150
preschooler riding a tricycle
  • Academics

Your gift of $50 will help offset the cost of one (1) tricycle for our littlest tigers. Mr. Rogers once said, "Play is the work of childhood."

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  • $15-150
teacher smiling
  • Faculty & Staff

Your gift of $1,000 will help offset the cost of professional development for a faculty or staff member. Our faculty and staff model life-long learning and engage in regular professional development to assure that students consistently receive the superior instruction.

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  • $500 and up
teacher using technology
  • Faculty & Staff

Your gift of $1,500 will help offset the cost of one (1) faculty or staff member's laptop. Making sure our professional equipment is up-to-date ensures that our faculty can take advantage of the latest apps and technologies. This provides engaging classroom experiences for our students.

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  • $500 and up
students planting in raised garden beds
  • Academics

Your gift of $100 will help offset the cost of gardening supplies needed to provide preschool through 8th grade students with the materials to keep SCS growing.

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  • $15-150
middle school girls singing
  • Arts

Your gift of $145 will help offset the cost of our annual membership in ISSMA. Showcasing our talented students' hard work is so important. We are so proud of our student musicians and vocalists.

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  • $15-150
medical supplies in canisters
  • Faculty & Staff

Your gift of $100 will help offset the cost one (1) month's supplies to stock our Nurse's Office cabinets. Nurse Scheel keeps cough drops, band-aids, ibuprofen, tissues and much, much more on hand to help soothe students when they are not feeling their best.

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  • $15-150
teachers smiling
  • Faculty & Staff

Your gift of $250 will help offset the cost of one (1) lunch that is provided to our 70 faculty/staff members during in-house professional development. Coming to the table to eat and learn with our colleagues is a profound experience.

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  • $200-450
student learning with science experiment
  • Academics

Your gift of $50 will help offset the cost of science lab materials for one (1) student per school year. Help us supply our students with all the materials they need to deepen their exploration of the world around them.

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  • $15-150
students working on a Science Olympiad project
  • Academics

Your gift of $100 will help offset the fees associated with entry into a Science Olympiad contest. Our students spend months practicing and honing their skills in all facets of science to compete against their Indiana middle school peers - all vying for a chance at Nationals.

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  • $15-150
middle school students acting in a play
  • Academics
  • Arts

Your gift of $100 will help offset the cost of one (1) set of scripts for a play at SCS. Every year we are amazed at the productions SCS students present. Help Mrs. C. challenge our performers with new scripts and watch our budding thespians soar.

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  • $15-150
Students playing instruments
  • Academics
  • Arts

Your gift of $60 will help offset the cost of one (1) set of sheet music for our musicians. Whether your child plays a string instrument, a woodwind, or brass your gift will support our music program as they look for exciting pieces to challenge our students.

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  • $15-150
soccer player kicking a ball
  • Athletics

Your gift of $50 will help offset the cost of one (1) soccer referee. At SCS we take pride in providing high-quality competition for our student-athletes.

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  • $15-150
students on speech team smiling
  • Academics
  • Arts

Your gift of $100 will help offset the fees associated with entry into a speech meet. Our talented middle school students spend months practicing and honing their skills to compete against their Indiana peers. Go SCS Speech Team!

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  • $15-150
students learning on iPads
  • Academics

Your gift of $300 will help offset the cost of one (1) student iPad. Making sure our classroom technology is up-to-date ensures that our students can take advantage of the latest apps and technologies.

Give Now

  • $200-450
middle school girls playing volleyball
  • Athletics

Your gift of $50 will help offset the cost of one (1) volleyball referee. At SCS we take pride in providing high-quality competition for our student-athletes.

Give Now

  • $15-150
student smiling
  • Academics
  • Alumni
  • Arts
  • Athletics
  • Faculty & Staff

Indicating this option gives us the flexibility to apply your generous gift where there is an immediate need.

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  • $15-150
  • $200-450
  • $500 and up

Please note: In instances where generous contributions exceed what is needed for a particular gift category, we will redirect those funds to the area of most need. 


 

Questions? 

Amanda Bontrager
Director of Advancement 
574.291.4200 ext. 525
abontrager@stanleyclark.org