Ways to Give

Why Give?

Your contribution allows our students to receive a rigorous, well-rounded school experience that also challenges them to “pay it forward.” With your help, they will become responsible, educated citizens who are positive role models and leaders in their communities. Your gift to Chinquapin Preparatory School not only allows students to receive a superior education, but will inspire them to continue to change the lives of others.


Each accepted student is offered a scholarship that covers tuition, transportation, and meals.


Parents pay a nominal tuition that covers four percent of the annual cost of educating a student.


Chinquapin offers a full boarding program for boys in grades 7-12 and girls in grades 8-12.

Make a Gift Online

To make a gift online, simply visit our Online Giving Page

Send a Donation by Mail

Please send donation checks to:
Attn: Laura Hipps
Director of Development
Chinquapin Preparatory School
2615 E. Wallisville Rd.
Highlands, TX 77562-3199

Planned Giving

Chinquapin is 50. And many of our longtime supporters have grown up beside us. There are many ways to help further Chinquapin’s mission through charitable contributions. Your investment directly supports Chinquapin students and faculty, providing the needed funds to continue Chinquapin’s legacy for the next fifty years.

Please consider including Chinquapin in your long-term estate or financial plans. Planned gifts can include bequests, real estate, personal property, life income gifts, charitable remainder trusts, or other types of appreciated property.

If you are interested in making a planned gift or would like more information, please contact Director of Development, Laura Hipps, at or 281-426-5467.

Retail Donation Programs

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Kroger Community Rewards®

Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards®. Kroger Community Rewards® makes fundraising easy…all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

Simply present a copy of the barcode below to your cashier upon checkout.  After they have scanned your KrogerPlus Card you will be enrolled for the current year of the Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Donation Program and a percentage of your eligible purchases will be donated to Chinquapin. 

You can scan the barcode above with the KeyRing App available on iOS and Android and have it stored on your smartphone. Simply have the cashier scan the barcode from your phone upon checkout.

Third-Party Donation WebSites

Greater Houston Community Foundation

Greater Houston Community Foundation profiles participating non-profit organizations.  Check out Chinquapin’s profile at their website:  Just click on Nonprofits, search for “Chinquapin” in the Organization Name field, and click the Search button. From here you can view our profile or make a credit card donation to the school. The Special Instructions section of the Credit Card donation form allows you to specify which fund you would like your gift to go to (Operating, Capital, Endowment, etc.) or whether you would like to make your gift an honorarium or memorial.

Donor Houston
Click this link or the image below to visit Chinquapin’s profile on Donor Houston.

Donate Goods or Services/In-Kind Contributions

We receive many gifts-in-kind throughout the year from individuals, corporations, and service organizations. If you would like to donate fairly new computer equipment, professional services, or other goods beneficial to our program please contact Laura Hipps at 281-426-5467.


Not all gifts come in the form of cash or goods. Some of the greatest gifts come in the form of volunteerism. If you would like to help coach, participate in a fundraiser, substitute teach, or help the school in some other fashion, please contact Laura Hipps at 281-426-5467.

A big thanks to all of our supporters who help Chinquapin continue its mission of providing a high-quality college-preparatory education to able and motivated youth from underserved families in the greater Houston area.

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2615 E. Wallisville Rd.
Highlands, TX 77562

(281) 426-5551

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