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How can you help Providence Catholic?

In our spirited pursuit of excellence as a college-preparatory school, we provide rigorous programs at all levels in academics, arts, and athletics along with extensive extracurricular activities.  We invite you to support our mission and our students by making a gift.

Through your financial support, you have the ability to help build on the past century of educational success provided by Providence Catholic and help build a strong future where our students grow in confidence and compassion.

We rely on the generosity of our donors to meet the gap between tuition and the cost to educate and to help create and support innovative, first-rate programs and facilities such as the new student commons.  Our legacy of success is built on partnerships with our benefactors. Thank you for your gifts!


Ways to Give

Annual Fund Giving

Every year the Annual Fund helps to close the “GAP” between tuition and operating expenses. Tuition covers about 80% of the cost of a Providence education. That means that for every $1 needed to run the school, 80 cents comes from tuition and 20 cents comes from our generous benefactors. Your gift to the Annual Fund helps bridge the “GAP” gap between tuition and operating costs.

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Giving Options

Text-to-Give – Simply Text “Providence” to 414-44 from your phone to donate.  This year we have incorporated a new simple way for you to safely and securely donate from your phone. If you have any questions or need help, contact Jane Lagger at email (jlagger@providencecatholic.org) or phone (815) 717-3162.

Credit Card – Select the Donate Now button above to make your donation via PayPal services.

Check – Mail your check to PCHS c/o Advancement Office, 1800 W. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, IL 60451

Stock Donation – Follow the steps outlined below to begin the process of donation stock:

Step 1: For gifts of stock, we ask that you contact our offices in advance and let us know the date of your gift, the name(s) of the securities, the number of shares being transferred, and how you would like your gift to be used

Notify Ed Barrett, Director of Advancement, by letter, email or phone (815) 717-3164 of your intention so that we can ensure that transaction is properly completed.

Step 2: Provide your Transfer Agent (Broker) with the following information:

Broker name: Stofan, Agazzi & Co., Inc.
Address: 2801 Black Rd # 101, Joliet, IL 60435-2702
Phone: (815) 729-1266
Account: Providence Catholic High School
DTC: #0141
Account #: 3435-8300

If you own stock, it is often more tax-wise to contribute stock than cash. Gifts of appreciated stock are fully deductible. This is because a gift of appreciated stock generally offers a twofold savings. First, you avoid paying any capital gains tax on the increase in value of the stock. Second, you receive an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift.

 

In-Kind and Other Gift Sources – A Providence education will last a lifetime. Parents, families, and friends must be actively involved in order to maintain this program of quality education for today’s students, the adults of tomorrow. Your participation will make a difference. As a member of the Providence family, you can get involved through In-kind Gifts (Tax advantage) – Providence purchases many supplies for its daily activities, events, and renovations. You or your company can help offset our expenses by donating product or merchandise to Providence. Contact Advancement for a letter verifying your In-Kind gift to the school.

Donor Advised Funds – Donor Advised Funds (DAF) are a tax vehicle set up by a benefactor front loading charitable gifts to be paid in the form of grants to 501(c) 3 organizations. DAF is established through a bank, investment firm or community foundation. A donor-advised fund is like a charitable investment account, for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations. When benefactors contribute cash, securities or other assets to a donor-advised fund they generally are eligible to take an immediate tax deduction.

Real Estate – A gift of real estate can also be tax-wise. A residence, vacation home, farm, acreage or vacant lot may have so appreciated in value through the years that its sale would mean a sizeable capital gains tax. By making a gift of property instead, you would avoid the capital gains tax, and, at the same time, receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the property.

Life Insurance – Gifts of life insurance can provide a significant charitable deduction. You could purchase a new policy or donate a policy that you currently own but no longer need. To receive a deduction, designate Providence as both the owner and beneficiary of the life insurance policy. Check with your insurance agent for the details.

Bequest -Providence can be named a beneficiary in your will in any one of a number of simple ways. An outright gift, either a designated dollar amount or percentage of your estate, could be specified. Providence could also be named as a remainder beneficiary to receive funds only after specific sums have been paid to individual beneficiaries. Not all of the available methods of giving could be included on this site, and not all the tax ramifications of each form of gift could be explained. Check with your attorney, accountant or other tax advisors for additional information on how these general rules apply to your situation.

Questions about giving? Contact Ed Barrett, Director of Institutional Advancement at (815) 717-3164

or Jane Lagger, Director of Annual Giving at (815) 717-3162.

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