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 tuition assistance to nearly 46% of our students who otherwise would not be able to attend Bishop Chatard High School. Our students are given the opportunity to learn and fully engage in an authentically Catholic environment that ranks as one of the top secondary academic institutions in Indianapolis.

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.
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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.

Increase your gift through your employers matching gift program.

Many companies will match their employees’ donations to BCHS, often up to $3,000 per year. This annual program involves no cost for employees, and Bishop Chatard can benefit! For more information please visit our matching gift section of the website.

View our Ways to Give page for many other options to give to BCHS.
 


 

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 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.

Chatard-A-Bration

Held in February each year, over 600 guests enjoy an evening of auction bidding, cocktails, camaraderie, dinner and dancing, all built around a specific theme. With thanks to an energetic committee, sponsors, auction item donors and several volunteers, this event continues to be a successful event for the Bishop Chatard community!

Golf Outing

Golfers of all skill levels enjoy Bishop Chatard’s Annual Golf Outing, held in 2018 at Highland Country Club. Participation and sponsorship proceeds from the event support tuition assistance through the Harv Sutton Fund.

If you have any questions about an upcoming event, please contact Robin Kontor at rkontor@bishopchatard.org
 


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

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