Why Give to Roycemore?

Once one enters the doors of Roycemore School, it hits you. There is something special happening here. The receptionist knows every child by name, and whether or not he or she’s got homework to do. The Head of School cheerfully escorts a visitor to the nearest restroom, just because she happens to be walking by. A piano can be heard from the music room, and a Senior is reading to a Kindergartner during their activity period. Just around the corner, a Middle Schooler is creating his shot list for his next film project and a third grader is learning how to do a backflip in tumbling.

It is a place where who you are is so much more important than your financial situation, academic prowess, or cultural background. Roycemore lifts the individual while creating community.

This is just a slice of what we call the “Roycemore Way” around here; an authentic, individualized experience that produces world explorers and great thinkers. Roycemore School has created a community that really feels more like a second home – like family.

Your financial investment in Roycemore will provide opportunity for children to learn at their speed and in the areas that they are passionate about. It will support our small class sizes and individualized attention. Your gift will support a foundation of caring, compassion, and community with a student who will know accountability and responsibility together with classic literature, art and science – not to mention the tumbling! The return on your investment is the knowledge that you have participated in the foundation of a lifetime of scholarship, integrity, community, respect and compassion.

Year End Gift Giving

Roycemore School is a special and magical place. It is the place where our students will always be known, cherished, and valued for exactly who they are, the ways they learn, and the things that inspire them.
It is no small feat that Roycemore is able to provide upwards of 40% of our students with financial aid. This makes it possible to empower students for whom an independent education is otherwise out of reach.
This incredible commitment is due to the support of our entire community, from current parents and grandparents, to alumni and their parents – all who want to see Roycemore continue to thrive.
If you have already given, thank you.

Donations of Appreciated Stock

Donations of appreciated stock continue to benefit those who give their most appreciated holdings. Upon the donation, the donor will no longer need to claim the appreciated value as income. This can be a great benefit and you will save on capital gains taxes, whether you itemize or not. For example, a gift of stock that was purchased for $1,000 and is now worth $10,000 will save all of the capital gains tax on $9,000.

If You Are 70.5 or Older

If you are 70.5 or older and benefit from IRA distributions, contributing those payments to Roycemore will erase your tax obligation on that income. To learn more, check out this article published by Fidelity.

The Tax Cut Law of 2017

The Tax Cut law of 2017 did change some things for charitable deductions – you can now claim charitable deductions on up to 60% of your Adjusted Gross Income.

Turbo Tax

Turbo Tax offers some great insights on how to prep for year end in this article.

As you are gathering your documents for year-end, or considering a gift that will impact your tax filings, the following information will be helpful! 
Roycemore School is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, eligible for all benefits of federal tax exemption, our EIN is 36-1711590. 
In order to complete a stock transfer please contact: 
Mary Bronton, Wells Fargo Advisors
Senior Registered Client Associate / Assistant Vice President.
1000 Hart Road, Suite 105
Barrington, IL 60010
Our account information: 
Roycemore School
Account # 6723-9414
DTC # 141
Please contact Sara McGuire when you complete the transfer to ensure your timely acknowledgement. 
Winter break is coming and school will be officially closed, however there will be staff available during the break. The school will be closed completely December 24-26 and December 31-January 1.
A secure drop box is located outside the main entry doors should you wish to drop an envelope by during the break.
The IRS determines that a gift may be allocated to 2019 if:
  • Received in person by December 31, 2019, close of business. Items found in our drop box on January 2nd will be assumed to have arrived by December 31.
  • Postmarked by December 31, 2019.
  • Transferred to the brokerage account by December 31, 2019, close of business.
  • Online Giving must be completed by December 31, 2019, by midnight!
  • Any items received in person, online, via brokerage account or postmarked after December 31, 2019 will be considered for 2020.
Tuition only covers 80% of our total operating costs.

Areas of Greatest Need


30% of our operating budget–over $1.8 million for the 2018-19 school year–is dedicated to tuition assistance and 50% of our currently enrolled students receive some tuition reduction.

Supporting Roycemore School will allow it to maintain it’s accessibility to the Evanston community. 


With over 50 clubs, and open enrollment in all student activities, supporting The Griffin Fund will allow students to continue their educational learning in and outside the classroom.

Small Class Sizes and Faculty Retention

Your gift will support our small class sizes and individualized attention. It will support a foundation of caring, compassion, and community with a student who will know accountability and responsibility together with classic literature, art and science – not to mention the tumbling! 

Various Donation Options

Cash Gifts

Make a gift by check, cash or credit card in a number of different ways. Your check, made payable to Roycemore School, may be mailed or dropped off to Roycemore School, 1200 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201. We also accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Please download the gift form and mail with your gift. In addition, gifts may be made online through PayPal using the “donate” button to the right.

Stock Gifts

Your donation of stocks, bonds or other appreciated securities can provide you with several tax benefits. To complete the transfer of stock, please contact the Development Office at 847-866-6055 for instructions on transferring appreciated current assets.

Matching Gifts

Employers frequently match their employees’ charitable gifts. This is a quick way to double (or even triple!) the value of your support. Check with your Human Resources office for forms or instructions.

Recurring Gifts

We have made supporting Roycemore even easier! Recurring gifts can be set up with a credit card or through monthly bank transfers. Please contact the development office to set up a recurring gift.

Honor/Memorial Gifts

If you have a special person you would like to remember or commemorate, the school will accept donations in his or her name and designate the gift in the annual report. If you wish, we will also send a handwritten note to the honoree or the family of the person you are memorializing. Simply fill out the information on the gift form and return it with your gift or pledge. If you would like to know how to have a classroom, office, or other part of the new campus named in honor or memory of someone, please contact Sara McGuire at smcguire@roycemoreschool.org.

Naming Roycemore as a Beneficiary in Your Estate Planning

You can leave a legacy by naming Roycemore as a beneficiary in your estate plans, and the School is assured of significant support in future years. For ideas about ways to make a meaningful gift, check out our Planned Giving page and then contact the school Development Office at 847-866-6055 or smcguire@roycmoreschool.org if you would like to discuss this opportunity.

Our Giving Programs

The Griffin Fund

The Griffin Fund is Roycemore’s annual fund. Your annual gifts provide opportunities to recruit and retain the best faculty and staff, to innovate in the classroom as far as creativity can extend, and help to maintain our facility. Gifts to the Annual Fund are completely tax-deductible, and there are many ways to support!

Scholarship Fundraiser and Auction

Our annual scholarship and fundraiser auction is a way for the Roycemore community to come together and support future students.

Planned Giving

We invite you to create a lasting legacy by naming Roycemore as a beneficiary in your will. We realize that not everyone can make a large gift today to the School that meant so much to them, but by making a planned gift you will help provide for the future of Roycemore.

Thank You For Supporting Roycemore

Contact Us

1200 Davis Street Evanston, Il 60201

Email: info@roycemoreschool.org

Phone: (847) 866-6055

2020 Niche Best Schools

Thanks to you, our students are gaining the knowledge, skills, and values to create a more humane, just, and sustainable world.