Annual Fund

Bishop Chatard Annual Fund Drive

Our Annual Fund Drive focuses on Bishop Chatard’s two paramount financial commitments: tuition assistance and teacher compensation for the high school of the Indianapolis North Deanery.

When you make a gift to the Annual Fund, you provide the opportunity for all our students to learn and fully engage in an authentically Catholic environment. Focused on the growth of the whole person, Bishop Chatard prepares students for a life-long commitment to faith, learning, leadership, and service. In 2023-2024, your gifts will provide tuition assistance for 46% of our students.

Additionally, Bishop Chatard is able to attract and retain some of the most dynamic and impressive teachers from around the state. Our Catholic Educator Advancement Program (CEAP), developed to encourage and justly compensate our teachers, continues to grow, helping bridge the gap between public school and Catholic school compensation.

Donate Directly to the Bishop Chatard Annual Fund

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Donate through the Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) for Indiana residents

Bishop Chatard High School is proud to partner with the Institute for Quality Education, a scholarship granting organization (SGO), which allows donors to support private education through tuition assistance and receive a substantial Indiana state tax savings of 50% of the donation (in addition to a Federal tax deduction). For more information or to make a donation, please visit our SGO section of our website.
Donate to BCHS thru IQE

Increase your gift through your employers matching gift program.

Many companies will match their employees’ donations to BCHS. This annual program involves no cost for employees, and Bishop Chatard can benefit!

>>Visit our Matching Gifts Page for more information.

Planned Giving – Sponsorships – Gifts of Stock

Support the mission of Bishop Chatard through other avenues of giving. Event sponsorships are available. Gifts of stocks, annuities, trusts and other financial items can be explored. Reward programs, gifts of time and prayer are always welcome.

>>Visit our Ways to Give page for more information

Attend One of Our Annual Giving Events

Annual Fund Dinner

Bishop Chatard friends and families are invited to celebrate and support BCHS at our Annual Fund Dinner, our biggest fundraiser to support teacher compensation and tuition assistance. Our celebration, typically held in early fall, also includes the recognition of our outstanding community members who have continually supported Bishop Chatard. Achievement Award honorees are celebrated in the following categories: Outstanding Alumni, Community member, Faculty and Staff, and Volunteer. Contact for the event: Deanna Murphy at

>>View Annual Fund Dinner Information


This is a party Trojans do not miss — and also the school’s biggest celebration of the year, bringing current and past families together to celebrate our unique school community. All Chatard-A-Bration proceeds benefit BCHS tuition assistance and teacher compensation. A special ‘Fund-A-Need’ drive during the evening supports a selected project for the year. The event is held in February. Contact for the event: Deanna Murphy at

>>View Chatard-A-Bration Information

Golf Outing

Typically held in the Fall of the year, golfers of all levels enjoy our Annual Golf Outing held at the beautiful Highland Country Club. Proceeds from sponsorships and participation fees benefit our tuition assistance through the Harv Sutton Fund. Contact for the event: Deanna Murphy at

>>View Golf Outing Information

Thank you for your support of Bishop Chatard High School. If you would like additional information or need assistance, please contact Margaret Ruffing, Executive Director of Development, at or 317-251-1451, ext. 2242.