Giving to Charlton

The Charlton School staff and board members are passionate about making a difference in the lives of those we serve. We hope you feel the same passion and will consider contributing to The Charlton School today. Your gift helps others learn that their lives have value.

Donor support allows Charlton to positively impact the lives of others by providing more in-depth and quality programs such as:

  • Expressive Arts — creative outlets for youth and adults who are struggling with mental illness
  • Equine Therapy — caring for animals is a powerful therapeutic intervention
  • Outdoor Adventure Programs — providing experiential therapies through sports, low ropes course, and outings
  • The Charlton School/Ketchum Grande — academic programming for both residents and day students from the community

Many ways to make a contribution

To donate by mail, please send your contribution to:
The Charlton School
PO Box 47
Burnt Hills, NY 12027

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Consider leaving a gift to The Charlton School in your will or through other planned gifts.
For more information, contact your financial planner or call The Charlton School at 518.399.8182.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations have matching gift programs and will match your donation to an accredited charitable organization. It’s an easy way to double or even triple your gift to The Charlton School. Ask your employer if they have a matching gift program in place.
Gifts of Stock
Making gifts of appreciated securities can be a tax-advantaged way to support The Charlton School.

In-Kind Donation
The Charlton School welcomes donations of computers, office supplies, printing, lightly used furniture, volunteer time, garden tools, etc.

The Charlton School Dinner

Each year The Charlton School hosts a silent auction and dinner for families, friends, and supporters. This event is an opportunity for individuals to learn more about The Charlton School from staff and alumnae.

With your support, The Charlton School will continue to improve the lives of girls and their families by strengthening the programs and treatments we know make a difference.

For more information, please contact Karen Mallia at 518-399-8182 or email.

Thank you for your continued support

Charlton Loan and Scholarship Program (CLASP)

The Charlton Loan and Scholarship Program (CLASP) is designed to facilitate and encourage students to strive for self-improvement during their placement at the Charlton School and after discharge by providing financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, and no-interest loans to students who demonstrate a motivation and an ability to seriously pursue a post-secondary education.

Post-secondary education is defined as any academic or vocational training after high school graduation that leads to a degree, a certificate, or a trade that the student can use to further her professional career and become a productive and successful adult. The institution that the student chooses must be eligible for federal financial assistance.


A student who is successfully involved in or has successfully completed The Charlton School program is eligible to apply for financial assistance through C.L.A.S.P. She must also have applied to, been accepted by, or currently enrolled in a post-secondary program, from which a transcript of her most recent grades is required.


A student should apply for support from C.L.A.S.P. through the Executive Director of The Charlton School. The Executive Director evaluates the application and submit it with a recommendation to the Executive Committee which reviews the application at the next Executive Committee meeting and decides on the type and amount of financial support. The Committee also reviews and revises the application form annually. Students must apply for aid each new term.


Funding for the program comes from available funds in the C.L.A.S.P. Fund. Individuals and corporation gifts may be specifically designated to support this important academic program.

CLASP Application

CLASP Application should include the following information:

Completed application (please answer all questions)
A brief note explaining your current scholastic status and your future goals
Copy of your college class registration
A copy of your recent grades If you have received CLASP funds previously

If you have questions, please contact Karen Mallia at [email protected].

Application Info