Support Shelton

A Tradition of Giving

The generosity of our community is at the heart of Shelton's success. Shelton's community works together to ensure our students have the best of both worlds - a customizable learning approach within a mainstream environments. Whether parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, alumnae or friends, you have given both large and small, so that Shelton students have the best academics within the best environment, opening the doors to the best opportunities.

Your gift, no matter the size, makes a difference in the lives of Shelton students and empowers their future, so that they thrive not only in college but in life.

Giving Opportunities

Annual Fund

A strong Annual Fund drive makes all the difference and supports everything from a dedicated faculty to state of the art facilities. All gifts, no matter how large or small, support the educational needs of our students and continue to ensure that they have an advantage over others for both college and adult life.

Give to the Annual Fund Now

Your gifts to the Annual Fund directly benefits:
  • Specialized classroom supplies, so our students can engage in multisensory learning.
  • Visual and Performing Arts and Athletic facilities, so our students can perform in a state-of-the-art environment.
  • Building maintenance, so our students can learn and grow in an efficient, comfortable facility.
  • Financial Aid, so students in need of a Shelton education not only have opportunity but access.
  • Competitive salaries, so that the school can continue to retain and attract the brightest teachers.

Endowment

Assure the Future

Shelton offers a customized education, tailored to the learning needs of students. But what sets the school apart, is that Shelton offers this customized learning in a mainstream environments. Shelton's students participate in the same activities as any other student in any other school, whether athletics, arts, student clubs or academic clubs.

Data shows that students who are educated within the Shelton model gain a uniquely critical skill set that gives them an advantage over others for both college and adult life.

Our success depends on the ability to continue to build our our mainstream environment and programs for educators, areas that can only be expanded through financial support.

Assuring the Future is our $10,000,000 Endowment Campaign. A healthy endowment ensures a healthy future for the school, its programs and students. This endowment will greatly enhance and help guarantee Shelton's ability to provide a state-of-the-art education for every student, both today and well into the future.

Shelton has identified four primary opportunities where Endowment support will be important in future years.

  • Faculty and Staff Salaries and Benefits
  • Financial Aid
  • Enhanced Curriculum Programs and Improved Facilities
  • Community Outreach/Research

Contact Us
For more information, please contact the Shelton Development Office at 972-774-1772 Ext 2230 or e-mail Theresa Bruno, Director of Development, at tbruno@shelton.org.

Scholarship Fund

Ensure Access to an Exceptional Opportunity

When you designate your gift to the Shelton Scholarship Fund, you give a bright student the opportunity to receive a Shelton education, customized to their learning needs.

For more information about the Shelton Scholarship Fund, contact Shelton's Development Office at 972-774-1772, Ext 2230 or email Theresa Bruno, Director of Development, at tbruno@shelton.org.

Designated Gifts

Designated Giving

Designated giving allows you to give to the area or areas that mean the most to you, whether improved facilities, enhanced curricular programs, faculty and staff excellence or financial aid. With you gift, you can transform Shelton School and its students, assuring the future for generations to come.

Interested in how your passion aligns? Shelton's development staff will work with you to align your personal interests and passion with the school's and students' needs. For more information, contact Shelton's Development Office at 972-774-1772, Ext 2230, or designate a gift online with the form below.

Planned Giving

Help Plan for the Future

Planned giving contributes to the education of hundreds of Shelton students now and in the future. When you include a gift to Shelton in your estate and financial plans, you help us change the perception of learning differences. You gift helps Shelton continue our success educating these intelligent and gifted students and preparing them for the successful lives that await them.

A planned gift allows you to secure the long-term financial health of Shelton, its students and programs through gifts that are made over time or realized in the future. Whether a bequest or other planned giving opportunity, planned giving offers several advantages. You can:

  • Maximize your gift
  • Continue to take care of yourself and your family
  • Benefit from charitable income and/or gift or estate tax deductions

Donors can secure the long-term financial health of Shelton through gifts that come in the future or over a period of time. Individuals who include Shelton School in their estate planning, and inform the school of their decision, become members of the Delphi Society which was created to recognize and honor donors who make a planned gift to Shelton. Please contact the Development Office at 972-774-1772 Ext. 2230 for further information.

Ways to Give

Cash Gifts

Cash gifts are the easiest and most direct way to provide immediate support to Shelton. We accept personal checks, credit/debit cards, cashier's checks, money orders, and outright cash. Please make all checks payable to Shelton School. You can also make a gift online.

Gifts of Stock

Shelton accepts donations of securities. It is very important that you or your financial advisor contact the Development Office at 972-774-1772 Ext. 2230 in advance of the gift to ensure proper documentation and acknowledgement from Shelton.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs or donor incentive programs that can increase the value of the donor's gift. Please contact your company's human resources department for eligibility requirements and to obtain a matching gift form from your employer. Just complete the form and send it to Shelton with your contribution. The Development Office will fill out the recipient information and process the form with your employer.

Gifts in Kind

A gift-in-kind is a donation of tangible personal property to Shelton. Shelton School accepts gifts-in-kind if they can be used in support of the mission of the school. Please contact the Development Office for details.

Commemorative Gifts in Honor or Memorium

Gifts made to Shelton, in honor or in memory of a person, are a meaningful way for a donor to remember a loved one or to acknowledge a special occasion. Giving to Shelton in honor of a special someone allows the honored individual to feel valued and recognized. Gifts made in memory of a loved one allow donors to turn their loss into a legacy. These gifts provide unrestricted support to Shelton that will benefit current and future students.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts are an excellent way to support Shelton now or in the future. Donors can secure the long-term financial health of Shelton through gifts that come in the future or over a period of time. Individuals who include Shelton School in their estate planning, and inform the school of their decision, become members of the Delphi Society which was created to recognize and honor donors who make a planned gift to Shelton.