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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.

Tuition only covers 80% of our total operating costs.

Areas of Greatest Need

Scholarships

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. 

Programming

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.me.

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

Director of Development

If you haven’t found what you are looking for online, please contact the Development Office for more information.

Sara Keely McGuire
Director of Development

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