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. Your gift provides tuition assistance for 46% of our students that otherwise would not have been able to attend Bishop Chatard High School.

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! 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. This year, our Annual Fund Dinner looks a bit different due to the current pandemic facing our nation and the need to protect the health of all of our constituents. For the event, we’ve prepared a short video that can be viewed from your home, sharing insights from several key members of Bishop Chatard. The video celebration also includes 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.

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We remain hopeful that we will be able to gather in February 2021 as we have for several years to enjoy an evening of auction bidding, cocktails, camaraderie, dinner and dancing, to successfully help our students and families with tuition assistance. Stay tuned for more information as we move through this challenging time with the pandemic. Contact Kelly Stuhldreher, Alumni and Special Events Coordinator at kstuhldreher@bishopchatard.org, for more 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. We are hopeful to hold the event on October 2, 2020. Proceeds from sponsorships and participation fees benefit our tuition assistance through the Harv Sutton Fund. We will be updating this information as we move through the pandemic, so check back or contact Kelly Stuhldreher, Alumni and Special Events Coordinator at kstuhldreher@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 Development, at mruffing@bishopchatard.org or 317-251-1451, ext. 2242.

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