An independent co-educational school serving preschool through Grade 8.

Charitable Giving

Charitable annual giving at The Stanley Clark School supports us in many ways ranging from operating budget to the permanent endowments. All gifts play a vital role in Clark’s financial success. Each year, The Clark Annual Fund and Kaleidoscope raise unrestricted dollars to support the school’s operating budget. This money helps alleviate the variance between the cost of educating a child at Stanley Clark and the tuition that is collected for our students. Some benefactors choose to designate their gifts to support specific programs or needs. Permanent endowment ensures that The Stanley Clark School will be here to serve its community for generations to come.

For more information or help with your gift,
please contact the Advancement Office at 574-291-4200 ext. 525.

Ways to Give

Restricted Gifts

Cash or pledge donations in which the donor requests the funds be used for a specific purpose. These funds are temporarily restricted and must be used within the fiscal year ending June 30.


A gift to the endowment helps provide for the school long term. An endowment fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding.

Endowment assets are invested and the managed principal continues to yield returns for each coming year. This means that the principal gift is never touched, but continues to generate income in perpetuity for the designated fund.

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of securities can be transferred to the Stanley Clark School as outright gifts, pledge payments, or to create a planned gift. Please contact the Director of Finance at 574-291-4200 to make arrangements for this type of gift.

In-kind Donation

This is a gift of goods or service, other than money.

matching gifts

Many businesses and corporations will match gifts made to independent schools by their employees and retirees. Please check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program and to gather the necessary paperwork to submit with your gift.

planned gifts

Planned gifts offer substantial benefits for both the donor and the school. They may take a variety of forms including: life income gifts, annuities, insurance policies, retirement assets, real estate and wills.


The Stanley Clark School is able to operate day to day because of our talented volunteers. Your time and talent is greatly appreciated and we can help you find the volunteer opportunity that fits your needs.

unrestricted gifts

Cash or pledge donations used in year to help the school meet annual expenses such as faculty salaries, new programs, upgrades in technology and building/grounds upkeep. These gifts can also be given in memory/honor of an individual designated by the donor. All pledges must be paid by June 30 of the current fiscal year.