The Gift of Giving
- Matching Gifts
Ask your employer if they have a matching gift program! This will allow your contribution to have a greater reach.
Corporate matching gifts are a type of philanthropy in which companies financially match donations that their employees make to nonprofit organizations.
When an employee donates, they'll request the matching gift from their employer, who then makes their own donation. Companies usually match donations at a 1:1 ratio, but some will match at a 2:1, 3:1, or even a 4:1 ration.
- Mail in Donations
Donations may also be mailed to 4440 W 83rd Street, Chicago, IL 60652.
(Must be postmarked by December 31st of the current year for tax deduction.)
We appreciate any and all support!
- Tax Credit Scholarship Donations
Donors who donate to Empower Illinois or Big Shoulders Fund SGO receives a 75% tax credit for the amount of their gift, up to $1 million.
Click here for an example of your tax savings - Empower Illinois.
Click here for detailed instructions of how to donate - Empower Illinois.
Donor FAQs - Empower Illinois.
Click here for detailed instructions of how to donate - Big Shoulders SGO.
Donor FAQs - Big Shoulders SGO.
Please consider donating to Empower Illinois or Big Shoulders SGO and designate the donation to St. Bede the Venerable School.
- 2 for 1 Matching Program for the 22/23 school year
The 2:1 Matching gift program will once again be offered for donations received through Empower Illinois from 12/1/2021 - 2/28/2022 or until funds are depleted, whichever occurs first. Donations will be matched up to $50k/school while funds remain available.
Please consider making a matching gift donation beginning 12/1/2021 to take advantage of this 2:1 match opportunity. Please be sure to designate the donation to St. Bede the Venerable School.
Thank you for your generosity!