Why Give to Roycemore?

Once one enters the doors of Roycemore School, it hits you. There is something special happening here. The receptionist knows every child by name, and whether or not he’s or she's got homework to do. The Head of School cheerfully escorts a visitor to the nearest restroom, just because she happens to be walking by. A piano can be heard from the music room, and a Senior is reading to a Kindergartner during their activity period. Just around the corner, a Middle Schooler is creating his shot list for his next film project and a third grader is learning how to do a backflip in tumbling.

It is a place where who you are is so much more important than your financial situation, academic prowess, or cultural background. Roycemore lifts the individual while creating community.

This is just a slice of what we call the “Roycemore Way” around here; an authentic, individualized experience that produces world explorers and great thinkers. Roycemore School has created a community that really feels more like a second home - like family.

From the outside, it may appear that tuition covers the full cost of a Roycemore education. The truth is, tuition only covers about 80% of our total operating costs. Further, Roycemore School has traditionally offered very generous financial aid packages through our sliding scale tuition programs. This creates opportunity for so many more families to join us, and for so many more children to benefit from the Roycemore way.   

Your financial investment in Roycemore will provide opportunity for children to learn at their speed and in the areas that they are passionate about. It will support our small class sizes and individualized attention. Your gift will support a foundation of caring, compassion, and community with a student who will know accountability and responsibility together with classic literature, art and science - not to mention the tumbling! The return on your investment is the knowledge that you have participated in the foundation of a lifetime of scholarship, integrity, community, respect and compassion.

There are many ways to show your support:

Cash gifts
Make a gift by check, cash or credit card in a number of different ways. Your check, made payable to Roycemore School, may be mailed or dropped off to Roycemore School, 1200 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201. We also accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Please download the gift form and mail with your gift. In addition, gifts may be made online through PayPal using the "donate" button to the right.

Stock Gifts
Your donation of stocks, bonds or other appreciated securities can provide you with several tax benefits. To complete the transfer of stock, please contact the Development Office at 847-866-6055 for instructions on transferring appreciated current assets.

Matching Gifts
Employers frequently match their employees' charitable gifts. This is a quick way to double (or even triple!) the value of your support. Check with your Human Resources office for forms or instructions.

Recurring Gifts
We have made supporting Roycemore even easier! Recurring gifts can be set up with a credit card or through monthly bank transfers. Please contact the development office to set up a recurring gift.

Honor/Memorial Gifts
If you have a special person you would like to remember or commemorate, the school will accept donations in his or her name and designate the gift in the annual report. If you wish, we will also send a handwritten note to the honoree or the family of the person you are memorializing. Simply fill out the information on the gift form and return it with your gift or pledge. If you would like to know how to have a classroom, office, or other part of the new campus named in honor or memory of someone, please contact Sara McGuire at smcguire@roycemoreschool.org.

Naming Roycemore as a Beneficiary in Your Estate Planning
You can leave a legacy by naming Roycemore as a beneficiary in your estate plans, and the School is assured of significant support in future years. For ideas about ways to make a meaningful gift, check out our Planned Giving page and then contact the school Development Office at 847-866-6055 or smcguire@roycmoreschool.org if you would like to discuss this opportunity.