The Griffin Fund

For  more than 100 years, Roycemore School has prepared students for success not only in higher education, but in their life’s journey. As an independent school Roycemore is reliant on the support of our entire community, as tuition alone will never cover the cost of each child’s education. We look to you, our parents, grandparents, faculty, neighbors, and community to bridge the gap between tuition and expenses with gifts to the 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. Your charitable gifts also empower the Financial Assistance we have been committed to providing since our doors opened in 1915. It is this assistance that creates a student body that is representative of our extraordinarily diverse surrounding community.

The Roycemore way is inclusive of the “orginal,” a home away from home, and supportive of each individual on their educational and life’s journey. Your support will make an impact.

Gifts to the Annual Fund are completely tax-deductible, and there are many ways to support!

Giving 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.