A Gift to Help Children is an Investment in the Future

Earl E. Walker 1920 – 2011, Clinic Founder

How You Can Help

The 52 Club
The 52 Club recognizes donors who give annual gifts of $250, $500 or $1,000 during one fiscal year (June 1 through May 31) to the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic. As a 52 Club member, you will be counted among the most enthusiastic and devoted supporters. Members are invited to attend an annual 52 Club event.

Tribute Gifts
Make Tribute gifts “in honor of” or “in memory of” someone or a special event.

Special Events
Support the Clinic by attending events such as Trivia Night, KidTalk Celebration Dinner-Auction or any of our “friend-raising” networking events.

The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree stands proud in the Clinic’s waiting room in Walker Hall and bears gold and silver leaves in memory of loved ones and honors individuals by name or in celebration. With your gift the Giving Tree will continue to bloom and with each contribution made for generations to come. Gold leaves represent $1,000 donations and Silver leaves represent $500 donations.

Planned Gifts
Many Clinic friends choose to support the Clinic through estate gifts, life-income plans and other planned gifts. Charitable bequests ensure you have access to your assets, should the need arise. And by working with a Planned Giving expert to craft your bequest agreement, you know your exact wishes will be followed. Click here for more information.

Auction Donations
The Clinic accepts gifts-in-kind to be used for silent and live auction items.  We welcome all gifts to help boost funds for free speech and language therapy at the Clinic.

Therapy Wish List
The therapist at the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic have a wish list to support the children’s therapy needs.

The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic has opportunities for volunteerism. Clinic volunteers serve on event committees, fundraisers and administrative areas to help support the mission of the Clinic.

To make your gift today, please click here.

To download our donation form, please click here.

To learn more about any of the Clinic’s giving opportunities, please email

Why Your Help Is Needed

The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic, a program of Maryville University, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supported by members of the Scottish Rite and contributions from caring individuals, groups, corporations and foundations. The Clinic does not receive government funding. It was established to help children who could not be helped elsewhere due to family financial circumstances. Donors know that they help special children live a full and productive life. These children can go on to reach their fullest potential with age-appropriate speech and language skills.

The mission of providing long-term speech and language treatment to children has been heightened because many health insurance programs do not provide coverage for these services. In some cases, coverage may be limited to a specific number of days. While it is desirable to see each child progress as quickly as possible, it is important to realize most children require many months of treatment.

The demand for services continues to increase, as demonstrated by a waiting list ranging from 20 to 55 children at any one time. The Clinic continues to depend on the generosity and compassion of donors to support the operations and growth of this vital Clinic.

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