AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS
Welcome to The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle, where your gift will have a direct impact on our student applicants’ ability to attend college. The Scholarship Fund is the largest community-based non-profit organization that helps financially challenged students connected to Concord and Carlisle to pursue their dreams of affording a post-secondary education.
By helping these students pay for college, we are investing in both their future and in the future of our community. Since 1966, we have supported more than 1,400 students, many of whom have gone on to rewarding careers and high achievement.
The Scholarship Fund is governed and staffed entirely by volunteers with expertise in investment management, accounting, law, fundraising, college admissions and financial aid, technology and general management. Our administrative costs are minimal, so more of your gifts go directly to assist students.
Please give as generously as you can – it’s amazing what you can do.
ways to give
There are many ways to make a gift to The Scholarship Fund. You can simply make a one-time gift by check or online. Or you may wish to consider establishing a named permanently endowed scholarship fund in honor or memory of a loved one. We also welcome gifts of stock, bequests and gifts made over time. Please talk to our Trustees for help to identify the giving opportunity that suits your philanthropic goals. For a timely response, contact a Trustee by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unrestricted or restricted gifts may be made to through our annual appeal or through our annual phonathon.
Send a check payable to The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle, 34 Walden St. Unit 217, Concord, MA 01742-2542. If you wish to allocate your contribution to an established fund, please indicate the Fund’s name (listed below) on your check or memo.
Make a credit card donation online through Network for Good. When contributing through this partner organization, you will have an opportunity to designate your gift to The Scholarship Fund to a memorial or named fund. You will also be able to send an e-card at no cost to inform an honoree of your donation. Your donation will be conveyed to The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle but will appear on your credit card statement as a donation to Network for Good.
Note: You will be provided the option of adding the 5% credit card processing fee to your donation amount. This will cover the processing fee for the Scholarship Fund and will be greatly appreciated.
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Donate securities to The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle (instructions here)
Donate items such as vehicles, boats, trailers, snowmobiles, motorcycles, etc., to The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle through Donation Line, LLC. This is a very simple process and free pick-up can be arranged virtually anywhere within the U.S.
Make a Charitable IRA Donation Taxpayers 70.5 years of age or older may donate to The Scholarship Fund directly from your IRA account. As always, you are urged to consult your tax advisor for current information and advice.
Consider Making a Pledge If you are unable to donate at this time, please consider sending us your pledge to be paid within this calendar year. This helps us tremendously as we plan our budgets and, equally important, it enables us to concentrate our fundraising efforts on others whom we have been unable to reach. Pledge by sending us an email at email@example.com.
Start your own named fund Consider establishing a named fund to honor a loved one or someone you admire. A minimum $25,000 investment will provide a permanent, annual scholarship award. Pledges may be paid over time, and donors may add to their funds at any time in order to increase the annual award. For details and assistance, email the Trustees at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your inquiry promptly.
A named fund may also be established with gifts accumulated over time by groups of individuals, such as CHS/CCHS Reunion Classes. As an example, in 2017, members of the CHS Class of 1962 established the John F. Donovan Scholarship upon their 55th reunion. Class members decided to create a lasting tribute to John F. Donovan, CCHS principal from 1949-71. Donovan, a “teacher of teachers,” served in WWII and was respected and admired by students, parents, and teachers. For more information about how to create a fund that will grow over time to reach a minimum of $25,000 please contact a Trustee at email@example.com.
Planned Gifts We will be pleased to discuss tax advantages, timing of distributions, and the revocable options that may be exercised by your estate. Contact a Trustee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some common vehicles for planned giving include:
Deferred gifts (charitable trusts and other life income gifts)
Bequests (of property, stocks, and holdings)
Donor Advised Fund contributions