This year, Illinois' new Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship Program allowed individuals and corporations to fund 42 student scholarships at Cristo Rey and they in return received a 75% credit on their Illinois state taxes. This January, the State of Illinois will renew the Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship Program, allowing donations to specially approved Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs) for the 2019-20 academic year. Click here for more detailed information.
Cristo Rey Board of Directors is challenging alumni to reach new heights in philanthropy and alumni engagement by issuing an alumni gift challenge match with impressive goals for giving.
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is proud to have prepared nearly 2,000 young men and women as leader in the Pilsen community, city of Chicago, and nation. The upcoming 25th anniversary presents an opportunity to reflect upon the school’s journey and call on its alumni to give back in a new way. “I am excited for our alumni and the impact they have in their communities. Now is the right time for us to double-down on our support for our alumni and ask them to reengage with their Cristo Rey.” President Antonio Ortiz said.
The Board of Directors is challenging Cristo Rey alumni to reach new heights in philanthropy and alumni engagement by issuing an alumni gift challenge match with impressive goals for giving. Alumni gifts made now through June 30, 2019 will be matched one for one, and each gift will unlock additional funds up to $25,000, which will effectively double the impact of every gift.
“The Challenge is about participation as well as dollars. When you make a gift of any size to Cristo Rey, you communicate satisfaction, confidence and pride in your alma mater. As a member of the Cristo Rey Board of Directors, I contribute to the school, not only because I believe in its mission, but also because I want to encourage others, especially graduates, to contribute,” said Donna Carroll, member of Cristo Rey Board of Directors and president of Dominican University.
If the $25,000 alumni challenge goal is met, Cristo Rey will secure a total of $50,000 to continue preparing the city and nation’s leaders of tomorrow through this unique Jesuit, college preparatory, work-study education. Click here to make your gift today.
Gifts may be directed toward any fund and will still count in the Alumni Challenge.
During the weekend of November 3-5, a group of 12 students (Kevin Garcia (12), Gabriela Gomez Samano (12), Evelin Acuna Perez (12), Zaray Reyes (12), Daisy Villafuerte (12), Javier Castillo (11), Jose Reynoso (11), Emmanuel Rosales (11), Stacey Delgado (10), Emelece Hernandez (10), Daisy Puntos (10), and Monzerrath Segura (10)) traveled to Washington D.C. with Ms. Rocio Juarez and Ms. Ana Garcia to attend the Ignatian Family Teach –In for Justice Conference. At the conference, the students were able to listen and have conversations with students that came from Jesuit high schools, colleges, and other institutions from North America. The main topics that were covered were Mass Incarceration and Immigration.
Daisy Villafuerte said that her experience, “taught me that there are injustices in my neighborhood and that I am able to make a change.”
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass
December 12 is the Feast of the Virgen de Guadalupe, or Our Lady of Guadalupe. The entire Cristo Rey community was invited to celebrate with a special Mass and a play put on by our Seniors.