Support

Owl Fund

Unrestricted Thinking & Possibilities
Gifts made to the Owl Fund, previously known as Annual Giving, support the faculty, staff, and students of The Orchard School as we live our mission of educating the whole child. Right now, children need more space than ever to explore, learn, and grow and our teachers need more resources than ever before! The vibrant life of our school is made possible by the ongoing philanthropic support and volunteerism of all our community members. Thank you! We would not be here without you.  

The Owl Fund is one of the school's most critical resources in order to continue educating students. As with all independent schools, Orchard relies on our community to give annually to help us fund projects and programs that make us the unique school we are today.  Because of you, our thinking is unrestricted. Orchard is free to engage with our students in passionate, creative, and experiential ways. Because of you, we have unrestricted possibilities when it comes to producing leaders who create immediate and lasting values. And because of you we are unrestricted by the barriers of convention and routine. There's no limit to what Orchard can achieve. 
 
The Owl Fund provides the essential unrestricted dollars needed to enhance the educational experience at Orchard and allows us to provide our students with all the unique opportunities that make Orchard so special.  A personal commitment from every family outside of tuition dollars (large or small), is incredibly impactful. Your Owl Fund gifts support: 

Virtual field trips and guest speakers 
Outdoor education materials
Math manipulatives 
Science materials & resources
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs
Art supplies 
Sheet music
Laptops and iPads 
Professional development 
Maintenance for our 43-acre campus 
...and so much more!


Please consider a gift no matter the size. With your support, the possibilities are endless.
The Orchard School is a 501c3 organization. All contributions are tax deductible. 

Ways to Give

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  • ONLINE

    Click here to donate online by credit card. 
  • CASH OR CHECK

    Gifts made by check or cash can be dropped off or mailed to The Orchard School care of Taylor Whitaker. 

    The Orchard School's Mailing Address: 
    The Orchard School Owl Fund 
    615 W. 64th St. 
    Indianapolis, IN 46260
  • SGO - INDIANA RESIDENTS ONLY

    Receive a 50% tax credit on your gift that offsets your Indiana state tax liability by participating in the SGO program. Find out more here.
  • STOCK

    Avoid the capital-gains tax on increased value and receive a deduction for the full-market value of the stock when you make a gift. A contribution of stock form can be found here.  
  • PLANNED GIVING

    This offers enrollment into our Gordon H. Thompson Society and offers tax savings and benefits. We accept wills, life insurance, life-income gifts, charitable lead trusts and real estate. Please find our form and more information here.  
  • IN HONOR AND IN MEMORY

    Making a gift to the Owl Fund in honor or in memory of a loved one is an incredible way to pay tribute to them. Click here to donate online please tell us about your tribute in the comment box
  • MATCHING GIFTS - MAXIMIZE YOUR IMPACT

    Your gift may be eligible for a matching gift, so please check with your employer to possibly double your gift. 

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  • 1922 SOCIETY

    The Orchard School, founded in 1922 by nine mothers, has honored the vision of its founders by offering a joyful learning environment grounded in experiential learning, curricular integration, ready access to the outdoors, and emphasis on the unique academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of each child.  The 1922 Society, established to recognize the school's founding year and to honor the nine mothers, is the Owl Fund's giving society that celebrates leadership donors who are committed to providing opportunities that are essential to advancing Orchard's mission. 

    Membership is based on cumulative gifts of $1,922 or more made during Orchard's fiscal year, July 1 - June 30.   Things to look forward to as part of this society:

    • Special membership gifts
    •  Owls' Nest discount
    • 1922 Society lunch with Head of School
    • Special recognition in the Almanac and The Orchard School website 
    • Special opportunities to participate in Orchard traditions, personalized tours, and special events throughout the year
    ...and more!