Make a Donation to Providence Catholic

Make a gift to provide need-based scholarships at Providence Catholic! We are grateful for the century of support of the Providence community has provided since 1918.
Be part of the legacy of Providence Catholic by making a gift that will impact students today. Make a secure online donation here.

Providing financial aid to families is the number one priority for Providence Catholic. Last year 210 families applied for need-based financial aid. Twenty-five percent of our students would not be able to attend Providence without the generosity of our benefactors.

Every gift you make allows young men and women to join us in the blessing that is Providence, and in so doing, become something greater together. Please consider a gift in support of our students.

Following are examples of how your gift to the annual fund makes a difference:

  • $100 provides Advanced Placement class fees for a family receiving financial aid
  • $250 provides Kairos retreat fees for a Senior receiving financial aid
  • $500 provides aid in the form of the summer work program for students with financial need
  • $1000 provides need-based financial aid for a month for a student

Giving is easy with the options below:

Gift Online – Use your credit card to securely give online today.

Gift by Mail – Send your check to:

Providence Catholic High School
Advancement Department
1800 W Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, Il 60451

Gift from a Donor Advised Fund – More and more families are considering this new tax vehicle. Donor Advised Funds (DAF) are set up by a benefactor front loading charitable gifts to be paid in the form of grants to 501(c) 3 organizations. Several families have used their DAF to provide grants to Providence Catholic. A DAF is established through a bank, investment firm or community foundation.

Gift of Appreciated Stock – Your gift of appreciated stock helps support Providence Catholic’s mission and possibly provide significant tax savings at the same time. Transferring stock to Providence Catholic is simple with these instructions. (

Gift from your IRA – If you are over the age of 70 ½ you can transfer up to $100,000 directly to Providence Catholic from your IRA tax-free each year. Please consult your financial advisor or IRA administrator if this is an option for you.

Gift of a Company Match – Many companies will match their employees (or retirees) gifts made through year-end. Ask your HR department.

Questions giving? Contact:

Ed Barrett at (815) 717-3164 or

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