Tuition funds our mission, but philanthropy fuels vision!

Our world is rapidly changing, but your dedication to supporting Clarksville Academy remains vital as our school grows alongside our thriving community. At Clarksville Academy, we are not just friends, classmates, co-workers, or constituents. We are family, and families support each other throughout life’s challenges.

Your steadfast commitment to being the CA Difference is helping us live genuinely into our mission of promoting academic excellence, moral integrity, physical growth, and civic responsibility. Everything we all love about Clarksville Academy is made possible by the generosity of our community.

Your gifts to The Clarksville Academy Annual Fund ensure that all facets of a CA education remain of the highest possible quality. From academics and leadership programming to arts, athletics, and service opportunities, we can continue to provide a once-in-a-lifetime student experience because of your continued support.

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Ways to Give

Annual Giving:

What is the Annual Fund?

As with most schools of our type, Clarksville Academy raises money for school needs
on both an annual basis and over the long term. The Clarksville Academy Annual Fund provides resources over and above tuition to enhance our current programs and enable our teachers to create innovative opportunities for our students moving forward.

I already pay tuition. Why am I being asked to donate to CA as well?

Research and innovation are constantly changing how we think about educating our students. Your gifts support everything that sets a Clarksville Academy education apart – talented and dedicated teachers, small class sizes, and exceptional offerings in academics, the arts, and athletics. Like every other independent school Clarksville Academy relies on this fundraising. We depend on it not for day-to-day operations but for visionary future planning.

What is supported by the Annual Fund?

The CA Annual Fund for the 2023–2024 academic year will support:
• Faculty professional development
• Faculty tuition remission
• Student programming and financial aid
• Greatest Need
• The Arts
• Athletics
• Innovation

Why are donors encouraged to give early in the school year?

Gifts made early in the school year offer a great advantage. They allow us to
know what funds are available to support programs in the current and following
school years. Placing the CA Annual Fund as the first priority for our donors in the fall leaves the spring open for volunteering and supporting our Annual Blue & Gold Auction and Cougar Golf Classic. Active solicitation for parents runs from October to December, with gifts and pledges payable through July 31, 2024.

How much should I give?
Most importantly, all gifts, regardless of size, are valued and deeply appreciated. This fall, you will hear from our Annual Fund Cabinet member. All formal Annual Fund appeals will come complete with a suggested gift calculated based on several factors, including your recent giving history and your perceived involvement level at our school.

Gina Goostree Grandparents Garden:

Our Gina Goostree Grandparents Garden offers an impactful way for you to honor your grandparents or grandchild(ren). Proceeds raised via the sale of commemorative Grandparents Garden bricks benefit the Clarksville Academy Annual Fund improving the CA experience for current and future students!   Please click here for more information.

Clarksville Academy Foundation:

The Clarksville Academy  Foundation is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding. Foundation assets are invested. Each year, a portion of the value of the fund is paid out to support the fund’s purpose, and any earnings in excess of this distribution are used to build the fund’s market value. In this way, foundation funds can grow and provide support for its designated purpose in perpetuity. The CA Foundation is made of individual Foundation gifts, Burden Scholarship, Procter Endowment, and more.  Individuals, families, or groups can establish endowment funds in honor or memory of a loved one.  When you establish an endowment fund, you create a permanent legacy of support for Clarksville Academy.

The Mabry Giving Society

The Mabry Giving Society named after Lawson and Beth Mabry honors their longstanding history with CA. Their children, Elizabeth (’17) and Will (’20) attend Wake Forest University. Both 13 year CA students were, very active in sports, various civic groups, extensive volunteer work, and leadership positions in various clubs.
Lawson and Beth exude the tenacity, determination, and heart to continue giving for future generations, thus establishing a cycle of giving through the Foundation. It is, for this reason, we felt inspired to honor them by creating the Mabry Giving Society. To join the Mabry Giving Society, a gift of $5,000 or greater should be made to the CA Foundation.  Gifts can be made in the form of cash, check, pledge, stocks, insurance bequests, etc.
Giving Levels: Old Gold $25,000+, Society of 1970 $12,000-$24,999, True Blue $5,000-$11,499
Inaugural Members: James Corlew, Sr., Rob Holleman, Beth & Lawson Mabry, Bailey Martin, Cathi & Joe Maynard Family, John Mitchell, Shan Smith, Billy Walker, Helon McGregor Wyatt

Dan Burden Endowed Scholarship

The Dan Burden Endowed Scholarship is in honor of Dan’s 39 years of service to Clarksville Academy.  Dan has had a life long impact on CA and our students.  His leadership in the math classroom, as Math Team Coach, and as an athletic coach are unmatched.  This scholarship will allow us to continue to honor Dan’s love and commitment to Clarksville Academy and it’s students.  Upon maturity, this endowed scholarship will help sixth through twelfth-grade students who demonstrate potential in academic proficiency and athletic excellence.  You can give to the Dan Burden Endowed Scholarship here.

Laura Parks Endowment

The Laura Parks Endowment fund was established by the Parks family in memory of Laura Parks.  Each year the interest from the Parks Endowment is used toward improving the student experience at Clarksville Academy.

Greg Procter Endowment

The Greg Procter Endowment was set up in 2015 as a way to memorialize Greg’s love for Clarksville Academy.  Greg was a 1974 graduate of CA and had three children and now two grandchildren attend here.  Greg is a member of our Athletic Hall of Fame and in 2013 honored his father by naming our basketball court, Procter Court.  Upon maturity, his endowment will offer scholarships to students who could not otherwise attend Clarksville Academy.  You can give to the Greg Procter Endowment by clicking the donate button above.

Outright Gifts

CREDIT CARD: Make a gift using Clarksville Academy’s secure site.
CHECK: Mail your gift to the Development Office, where all charitable contributions to Clarksville Academy are processed. Please make all checks payable to Clarksville Academy. You can use this mailing address:

Clarksville Academy
Attn: Development Office
710 N 2nd St.
Clarksville TN 37040

Download a pledge card (PDF format)
STOCKS, BONDS, AND MUTUAL FUNDS: Notify us of your plans to donate securities to Clarksville Academy.
MATCHING GIFTS: Ask your employer if they match gifts to non-profit organizations.  Many major businesses will match your gift!
BANK DRAFT: With your authorization, Clarksville Academy can debit your checking account once per month in the amount you designate. Please contact the Development Office (931-647-6311) for more information regarding this.
PAYROLL DEDUCTION: Clarksville Academy employees can make charitable contributions to the school by payroll deduction. To sign up contact the Development Office.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: If you would like to donate personal property to Clarksville Academy, please contact the Development Office at (931) 647-6311. Some gifts require an appraisal or advance approval in order to be accepted. Examples of gifts of property include tickets to athletic events, rare books, artwork, and laboratory equipment.
REAL ESTATE: All gifts of real estate require prior approval by the school. A gift of real estate may be a principal residence or vacation home, a farm, a commercial building, a subdivision lot, or unimproved land. The gift may be the entire property or a fractional interest in the property. Contact the Development Office for more information (931) 647-6311.
Deferred or Planned Gifts: Your gift to Clarksville Academy can also be a useful financial planning tool.
LIFE INCOME GIFT: A life income gift, such as a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder unitrust, can provide you and/or your loved ones with an income for the duration of your lives or for a specific number of years. You receive a current income tax deduction as well.
CHARITABLE LEAD TRUST: These trusts can be used to transfer assets to a loved one with a significantly reduced tax liability.
BEQUEST: The most common form of deferred gift to Clarksville Academy is a bequest contained in a person’s will or revocable (living) trust.
GIFTS OF RETIREMENT PLANS: Naming Clarksville Academy as a primary or contingent beneficiary of a retirement plan (e.g. IRA, SEP, 401(k), 403(b), ESOP, etc.) may enable you to make a larger gift than you anticipated because income and estate taxes are not imposed when plan assets are distributed to Clarksville Academy. Your retirement account’s plan administrator (the company that manages the account) can help you designate Clarksville Academy as a primary or contingent beneficiary on the plan’s beneficiary form.

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