A gift to Chase’s endowment is a gift in perpetuity.
Chase’s Endowment is currently comprised of 66 permanently restricted funds that sustain today’s students and strengthen Chase in the years ahead. Chase’s collection of endowed funds secures the tradition of academic excellence, cultural enrichment, and athletic distinction in which we all take pride. The current value of Chase’s endowment is $$12,298,801 (as of March 31, 2013).
Chase’s endowment stands at its strongest ever - the outcome of numerous donors, supporting Cornerstone Campaign Two, who believe in our mission and are confident of our first-rate financial management.
The 2011-2012 school year marked one of the most exciting fundraising year’s in the history of the School. Cornerstone Campaign Two, a $15 million capital campaign, surpassed its goal on June 30, 2012, securing $15,439,332 in current and deferred gifts from 2,776 donors. The Campaign was completed six months ahead of schedule, in accordance with the School’s Strategic Plan that called for completion by the end of December 2012.
One of the most significant results of the Campaign was a strengthened endowment for Chase Collegiate School. During Cornerstone Campaign Two:
- Chase’s endowment doubled in size from $5.7 million in 2005 to nearly $11 million.
- Of the $15,439,332 donated, $5,957,430 was donor-directed the School’s endowment, including the largest Campaign pledge of $2,000,000.
- 13 new endowed funds were established.
- Membership to Chase’s Copper Beech Society, which includes individuals who have included Chase in their estate plans, grew from 18 to 46 during the Campaign.
Learn more about Chase’s endowed funds and the donors supporting these funds.
While Chase’s endowment has come a long way, Chase aspires to again triple the size of the endowment over the next decade.
A top priority, to be driven by the Board of Trustees, is raising teacher salaries and benefit options. The academic leadership and teaching delivered by our faculty represent the heart of Chase Collegiate School and embody its mission. Given our overarching goal to provide a premier educational, it is imperative that Chase offer excellent compensation packages to attract and retain the best teachers who are experts in their subjects.
For generations, committed benefactors have nurtured the School’s values and traditions. Through each gift, they helped guarantee the future of the School. Their dedication presents us with the challenge, a privilege and an obligation; we owe it to them to secure these same traditions of excellence for future generations.
This is a commitment that we can all support. A gift to Chase’s endowment is a gift in perpetuity.
Establish a named fund at Chase. Named endowed funds begin at $25,000 (outright or multi-year pledges). Families can join together to create and endowed fund, allowing their gifts to have greater impact and creating multi-generational ties to the School.
Name Chase in your will or trust. Name Chase in your will or trust and join Chase’s Copper Beech Society. While maintaining your current cash flow and assets, you may also be able to save estate taxes later.
Contribute to an existing fund. With 66 permanently restricted funds that sustain today’s students and strengthen Chase in the years ahead, you are likely to find a fund whose purpose you wish to support.
If you are interested in establishing a fund or making a gift to an existing fund, please contact the Office of Advancement via email or at 203-236-9550.