Endowment Giving

While the Chase Annual Fund is the lifeblood of the School’s annual operations, gifts to the endowment and capital projects ensure the long-term financial stability of the School. Whether a named scholarship, earmarked program or unrestricted gift, giving to the endowment creates a lasting legacy for generations of Chase students. Similarly, a gift to a capital project ensures that our students have the best facilities available and is a great way to leave a lasting impact on Chase’s historic campus.  

In an endowment fund, the principal is invested in perpetuity. While a portion of the investment’s earnings is spent, the rest of the earnings are invested back into the fund so that the endowment grows over time.

Facts & Figures

  • Endowment value as of June 2016 stands at $11,498,274.
  • The endowment is comprised of 74 permanently restricted funds, with a majority of the funds established to support student scholarship.
  • Chase’s first endowed fund was established in 1880.
  • Chase’s Endowment funds provide financial assistance to qualifying students, support faculty salaries and development, sustain curriculum and new programs, and provide prizes and awards to exemplary students.

A gift to Chase’s endowment is a gift in perpetuity.

If you are interested in supporting Chase’s endowment, here are ways you can help:

  • Establish a named fund at Chase. Named endowed funds begin at $25,000 (outright gift or multi-year pledges). Families can also join together to create an 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 74 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.

Named Endowed Fund Types and Minimums

Faculty Salary Fund $25,000

Funds will cover partial salary of a teacher.

Faculty Development Fund $25,000

Funds to be used for faculty travel, professional development, projects or research.

General Support Fund $25,000

Unrestricted funds for general support of the School.

Partial Scholarship Fund $25,000

Funds will cover partial tuition of a student.

Student Life & Enrichment Fund

Funds to be used for programmatic and educational opportunities for students.

Major Scholarship Fund $375,000

Funds will cover 50% of tuition for a deserving student.

Major Faculty Fund $750,000

Funds will cover 50% or more of the salary of a teacher.

Endowed Faculty Chair $1,500,000

Funds cover a faculty salary and may cover professional development and educational opportunities for students

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