Ways to Give

“A Gift to Help Children is an Investment in the Future”

Earl E. Walker 1920 – 2011, Founder and Chairman of the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic 1988 – 2011

How can you help?

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.

Clinic 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.

Legacy Club

  • Remember the Clinic in your will or estate plans and become a member of the Clinic’s Legacy Club.

To learn more about any of the Clinic’s giving opportunities, please email kidtalk@maryville.edu.

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.