What is the Annual Fund and why should I give?

The Campus School Annual Fund supports these core priorities: Faculty Development, Technology and Program Enhancement.
The Campus School tuition represents a significant portion of the household budget for many of our families. The Campus School supports its basic operating budget with tuition and related fees, but unlike public schools, does not receive tax dollars to fund students’ education. The yield from a small endowment and a limited amount of funds from the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Credit (OSTC) are largely restricted to scholarships. While the School is affiliated with the Diocese of Pittsburgh, it does not receive funding from the Diocese.

Instead, independent schools like The Campus School must rely on private support to sustain and advance academic excellence, and improve and upgrade classroom tools and technology needed for today’s learner-centered educational environment.

The Campus School Annual Fund was created in January 2013 and has been generously seeded by the Carlow University School of Education, a current Campus School family as well as through donations by individuals from faculty, staff and administration.

Your gift will greatly further the development of our staff and our students. A Campus School Annual Fund gift goes to work immediately to help students and faculty.

There are many ways to make a pledge or gift to The Campus School Annual Fund

Individual Giving

Individual Giving

Gifts to the Annual Fund vary widely depending on the ability of parents to make a gift. We ask you make the Campus School one of your top giving priorities while your children are enrolled. Annual Fund gifts from the Campus School parents range from $25 to more than $10,000.

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Corporate Matching Gifts

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match your charitable contribution to The Campus School. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please contact us. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to our organization may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Contact your employers Human Resources department to find out if your company has a matching gift policy.

Existing Classroom Programs

  • Box Tops For Education

    Box Tops For Education:

    Brands include General Mills, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Old El Paso and many more. Visit www.boxtopsforeducation.com for a complete list. Send in your Box Tops regularly with your child and have them dropped off in the school’s main office. It would be a great help if you could count your Box Tops and put the tally on your envelope.

  • Giant Eagle

    Giant Eagle:

    The Apples For The Students program allows you to support your local schools simply by shopping at Giant Eagle and using your Giant Eagle Advantage Card®. You need to designate The Campus School of Carlow University either on line or at the customer service desk at a local store. Our code is #0148.

  • Office Depot

    Office Depot:

    Office Depot supports The Campus School of Carlow University through the “5% Back to Schools” Program. This program gives you an opportunity to help us receive credits for FREE supplies when you shop at Office Depot for student school supplies. Please put the code #70088185 on your order form or give it to the sales clerk at the store.

  • Target Department Store

    Target Department Store:

    Target will donated 1% of your purchases at Target and Target.com and ½% of Target Visa Credit Card purchases. You need to designate The Campus School of Carlow University either on line or at the customer service desk at a local store. Our code is #15106.

  • Lands’ End

    Lands’ End:

    Many of our parents order their uniforms from Lands’ End. Whether you are ordering a uniform or something else you can support our school. Just use our school code #900101239 when you are ordering.

  • Scrip


    SCRIP is a fund-raising program for schools and organizations. It comes from a general term used in the retail industry referring to substitutes for legal tender – in this case gift cards as credit. Individuals/Families will purchase gift cards from a large list of participating retailers. This list includes a variety of grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, clothing stores, hardware stores, etc. You buy gift cards for routine purchases, you do not have to buy or spend on anything you wouldn’t otherwise be shopping for.

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Your gift of time toward the efforts of the Campus School Annual Fund will not go unnoticed. If you want to coordinate an event or help the effort, please contact Tawana Cook Purnell at 412-578-6157 or via email tcpurnell@carlow.edu

Memorial Gifts

The Campus School can be an important way of remembering your loved one. For more information about Memorial Gifts, contact Tawana Cook Purnell at 412-578-6157 or via email tcpurnell@carlow.edu.

Planned Giving

Qualifying donors may make a pledge to the Campus School a bequest or other deferred gift. For more information about Planned Giving, contact Tawana Cook Purnell at 412-578-6157 or via email tcpurnell@carlow.edu.

PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)

Through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, eligible businesses can earn significant tax credits by donating to the Campus School’s scholarship and financial aid program.

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