Dear Friends of Cristo Rey,
Thank you for taking the time to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of the young women and men of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago. It's because of people like you that we are able to offer a quality, Jesuit education to our students who are committed to graduating and going to college so they can not only reach their full potential, but have the ability to help others.
Our students come from incredible families. They are hard-working mothers and fathers who want an excellent education for their children. They understand the importance of real world work experience and the huge impact our Corporate Work Study Program has on the education and formation of the "whole" student.
And, our alums are coming back. Coming back to give back of their time, talents, and treasure. They teach, mentor, coach, and volunteer. It's more than exciting to see the students we graduated now come back and make the circle even bigger through their engagement.
There are so many ways to support Cristo Rey. I hope you will find your place in our mission and become engaged personally in our work. Feel free to contact me or any other member of the Advancement Team with questions. We look forward to welcoming you to Cristo Rey.
Ways to Invest in Our Students
Gifts by Cash, Check, or Credit Card
Make an immediate gift to positively impact the education of the young women and men of Cristo Rey. To send a check or money order, please indicate how you would like your gift to be used and forward your contribution to:
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Attn: Morgan Collier, VP for Advancement
1852 West 22nd Place
Chicago, IL 60608
We welcome Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express for secure online gifts. You may also call our office with a credit card at (773) 890-6844. We can also assist you to set up a monthly gift to Cristo Rey, spreading your generosity throughout the school year.
Corporate & Matching Gifts
There's opportunity to double and sometimes triple your gift to Cristo Rey when you work at a company with a matching gift program. Check with your human resources office for a matching gift form, and enclose it with your contribution. If you have questions, contact Laura Aguilar, Manager of Data and Donor Relations, at (773) 890-6844.
Donor Advised Funds
If you currently use a Donor Advised Fund to contribute to your favorite causes, add Cristo Rey Jesuit High School to your gift planning. We gratefully accept contributions through several DAF's including Fidelity, Vanguard, Schwab, and more. Contact your DAF administrator and recommend that a contribution be made to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Chicago).
Call Morgan Collier, VP for Advancement, at (773) 890-6818 with questions or to discuss your giving options.
If your estate plans include Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, please let us know. We want to thank you and honor you as a member of our distinguished Cristero Donor Society.
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School welcomes planned gifts in the form of bequests, life insurance, life estates, charitable remainder trusts, an IRA, 401(k), or 403(b) plan. Making a bequest or any other type of planned gift may generate tax benefits to the donor and provide long-term support for the school. Please contact Morgan Collier, VP for Advancement, at (773) 890-6818 to make special arrangements for these types of gifts.
Honor or Memorial Gifts
These special gifts are meaningful ways to remember a loved one's birthday, anniversary, passing, or other special occasion. At Cristo Rey, you can make an honor or memorial gift online or through a contribution in the mail.
We are happy to notify the honoree or memorial family of your gift if you provide us with a contact name and address. Contact Laura Aguilar, Manager of Data and Donor Relations, at (773) 890-6844 if you have questions or to make a gift over the phone.
If you are interested in giving a gift of stock to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, please provide a letter of direction authorizing your investment firm to transfer the stock and indicate the company and number of shares to be transferred. Donated stock should be transferred to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School's account at Robert W. Baird & Co. Please provide your investment firm with the following information:
Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated
DTC: Participant #0547
FFC: Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Account Number: 2409-5327
When making a transfer, please contact Margaret Massari at Baird at (312) 578-2650 to confirm your transfer. Contact Morgan Collier, VP for Advancement, at (773) 890-6818 with any questions.
Printed information on how to make a stock gift to Cristo Rey can be found here:
Stock Transfer Instructions - Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
- Alumni Giving Challenge
- Annual Fund
- Capital Improvement Fund
- IL Tax Credit Scholarships
- Naming Opportunities
- Non-Profit Jobs Fund
- Scholarship & Financial Aid
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.
The Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program allows individuals and corporations to donate to approved Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs) and receive a credit on their Illinois state taxes in return.
During the Chapel of the Sacred Heart renovation in 2011, Cristo Rey commissioned handcrafted Stations of the Cross by local artisans at Daprato Rigali. The underwriting of the stations by generous benefactors will help us raise $140,000 to support the maintenance of our chapel and school facility. Each station is $10,000 and there are still opportunities to contribute to this special campaign.
Cristo Rey absorbs the potential tuition income that these students could be making at a for-profit corporation as a part of our commitment to our community.
Our goal is to find funding for six non-profit job teams so that our school can continue to send students to support the work of these important organizations.