Ways to Give

Join Us in a Culture of Giving

Carmel Catholic High School, like most private Catholic schools, relies heavily on the support of our alumni, parents and friends to help ensure the mission of the school and allow all of our students the exemplary education that we provide. Thank YOU for making the difference in a life of a Carmel Catholic student!

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Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of a Carmel Catholic education and we turn to our entire community for involvement and support in keeping a Carmel education accessible to all families who value a Catholic education.

In 2020-2021, the actual cost per student to attend Carmel is $1,150 more than the cost of education charged. Thanks to donations to the Carmel Catholic Fund, every Carmel student receives the benefit of this reduction to tuition – a virtual scholarship.

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The Carmel Catholic Fund is the bedrock of all our fundraising efforts:

  • Keeps tuition as affordable as possible
  • Gives our students new engineering, broadcast, science and business classes
  • Helps support programs fundamental to our Catholic mission
  • Retains highly skilled teachers through better salaries and continuing education
Carmel Society members are foundational investors of the Carmel Catholic Fund, scholarships, curriculum, student life and facilities improvements. Carmel Society members are leadership donors of $1,000 or more who are deeply committed to our mission, purpose and goals. Leadership gifts can be transformative for Carmel and its students enabling the full implementation of our mission.

For nearly 60 years, our alumni continue to be involved in the life of the school as generous supporters, parents (and grandparents), faculty/staff, and volunteer leaders. We deeply appreciate all that our Corsair alumni do in support of today’s Corsairs.

Each year we celebrate the classes with a five-year anniversary from five years and beyond! Donations to the Carmel Catholic Fund by members of these classes will be recognized individually and as a “class gift” in support of the school during their reunion year.

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Students needing tuition assistance come from all parts of the three-county area attending Carmel Catholic High School. As the primary Catholic high school in Lake County, Carmel has a responsibility to provide an unrivaled education to as many students as possible, regardless of a family’s financial standing.


Each year Carmel receives an increasing number of financial aid applications. Despite more than 25% of Carmel Catholic’s students annually receiving need-based financial aid, the unmet need continues to grow. Too many students decide against Carmel due to financial reasons. We must remain competitive and diverse, and expand our capacity to welcome students whose families would otherwise be unable to afford a Carmel education. 


Carmel Catholic scholarships, which can cover all or part of annual tuition costs for a student, give benefactors an opportunity to have a significant impact on the lives of our Corsairs.


Learn more about ways to give to a scholarship fund.

Buy a Seat for Carmel Catholic's Auditorium Theater Seat Campaign

For decades the auditorium has entertained and enriched the community. Both the seats and the auditorium are in need of renovation. Please help by “Taking a Seat” named in honor or memory of yourself or someone special.


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Learn more about the Auditorium Seat Campaign.

Create a giving legacy. Making a planned gift is a life affirming process — a time to reflect about people, organizations and beliefs important to you and how you can support them. A planned gift presents you, regardless of income, the opportunity to provide support for Carmel's mission to educate future generations of Corsairs. You have the satisfaction of knowing you have done everything possible to support Carmel Catholic.
Visit the Planned Giving website, carmelhslegacy.org.

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match most charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, contact your employer for instructions on how to request the match. The impact of your gift to Carmel Catholic High School may be doubled or possibly tripled. Some companies will also match gifts made by spouses of their employees, and/or retirees.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)/Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) allows you to make your gift automatically from your checking or savings account at a convenient recurrence (monthly, quarterly, annually) by authorizing Carmel Catholic High School to conduct the transfer. Simply complete the online gift form and select "pledge" as your gift type. Your gift will be deducted from your account until the date you indicate on the form or you notify us in writing.


To wire transfer funds to Carmel Catholic High School, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 847-388-3454 for further instructions.