If you would like to send a check or charge, without using PayPal, please copy this form and mail to the CEF Office at 515 E Main Street Suite 124 Carmel, IN 46032

Donation Form

Indiana DOE License Plate

Show your support for public education by purchasing the Education specialty license plate when you renew your your plates. Carmel Education Foundation receives $25 for each Education specialty plate purchased or renewed.

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Support Carmel Clay Schools

The Carmel Education Foundation (CEF) is the private funding partner of the Carmel Clay Schools (CCS). Established in 1966, the Carmel Education Foundation has been supporting Carmel Clay students for 45 years through scholarships to graduating seniors and education grants to CCS teachers. These education grants have helped teachers develop new curriculum, instructional methods, and classroom enrichment programs. CEF support augments state and local tax support for the Carmel Clay Schools.

Your support to the Foundation will assist us in achieving our mission of support for Carmel Clay students. Listed below are a number of ways that you can invest in the academic excellence of our schools and in student achievement.

Please help us invest in our community's most precious asset -- our children.

Education Grants

Individuals, associations,  local businesses,  and corporations can invest in Carmel Clay Schools by establishing an education grant to support academic excellence. Here is an example of how local investment makes a difference in Carmel Clay Schools: provides funds annually for the Allegion grant to support creativity and innovation in teaching.

Donors can help establish grant guidelines, establish a named grant, or be an anonymous supporter.

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The Carmel Education Foundation (CEF) was established in 1966 to provide college scholarships to graduating seniors at Carmel High School. Currently, CEF awards over 70 individual scholarships annually. Some of these scholarships are endowed in perpetuity and some are annual scholarships funded by individuals and organizations who want to invest in the long-term future of Carmel Clay students.

Here's how you can support a scholarship:

  • Endow a scholarship in perpetuity. CEF allows an individual, family, or other donors to build the $25,000 minimum investment over a 5-year period.
  • Recognize a milestone with a one-time scholarship. CEF helps friends and family members remember a loved one's passing through a memorial scholarship. You can also memorialize retirement, anniversaries, and other events with a scholarship.
  • Provide annual support from your organization or family through a pass-through scholarship. Many local organizations, booster clubs, PTOs, and other entities use CEF's scholarship program as a vehicle to manage its scholarship funds and help in the selection of the scholarship recipient.

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Thank an Educator

You can also support CEF through the "Thank an Educator" Honor Roll program that helps parents and students recognize CCS teachers and (school nurses, bus drivers, etc.) who have made a difference to a student. Thank an Educator recognition is a great way to provide a meaningful gift or an "thanks for a great school year" recognition. 

Honor Roll

Memorial Donations

Friends and family members may wish to remember a loved one's passing through memorial donations. A memorial donation can be used to commemorate other milestones and events, such as retirement, anniversaries, and class reunion gifts. You can use the CEF's donation form or donate on-line through PayPal.


The Carmel Education Foundation is seeking people interested in helping CEF continue its support of Carmel Clay students by serving on the CEF board of directors or on a standing committee. If you are interested, please download and submit the paper application.