Parent Resources

Parent Fund

Greetings, fellow Carroll parents!

The educational, spiritual, and social opportunities offered at John Carroll are possible, in part, due to contributions from alumni, corporations, and yes, even parents.  As parents with children at Carroll (Laura ’13 and Matt ’16), we know that you are most likely involved in paying your son’s or daughter’s tuition.  Yet, tuition covers only 75 percent of the cost to educate each student.  The good news is that once tuition dollars are exhausted, donor support kicks in to make the remainder of the academic year possible.  In other words, without the philanthropic support of thousands of John Carroll donors each year, funding for second semester would “run out” around spring break in March!

Our strategy is to reach out to those individuals who value the John Carroll experience – alumni and parents.   Allow us to explain the purpose of the upcoming mailings and phone calls you’ll receive.

Carroll Fund:  The Carroll Fund is the University’s annual fund that directly benefits students and helps advance the institution every year. Contributions to the Carroll Fund from alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff enhance the John Carroll experience in many ways – but the Carroll Fund’s impact on scholarships and financial aid has never been more important.

Your gift to the Carroll Fund is a contribution to the “Parents Fund.” A gift to the Parents Fund is a special vote of confidence in the University, a vote that is considered by foundations and other funding organizations that award grants, as well as associations that award higher education accreditation.

Carroll Calling… Don’t hang up! Our Call Center students will be phoning parents to update you about campus events. Quite often, they know your student, which offers a unique opportunity to hear how he/she is doing! Pledges to the Carroll Fund are also accepted during these phone calls.

Thank you for your consideration of a gift to the Carroll Fund.

Go Blue Streaks!

Jim ’83 and Missy ’85 Kisthardt, P’13, ‘16
National Co-Chairs, Parents Fund