Giving

The Institutional Advancement team at Saint Patrick High School focuses primarily on providing funding for all students who seek Catholic education to have access. Aside from financial aid, our team prioritizes innovative programming each year and works to maintain the facilities at 5900 W. Belmont so that the structure continues to provide for our students the best possible environment for learning.

Make a Difference in Shamrock Education

You can make a difference for the young men of Saint Patrick. Through the investments and commitments of alumni, parents and friends, the rich tradition of Saint Patrick continues to be a reality for young men on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Your gift enriches the experience of all students by supporting efforts to recruit top faculty, expand academic programs and respond to the emerging needs of our campus and our community. 

Department of Institutional Advancement

STAFF DIRECTORY

Jeff Ardito '87


Vice President of Institutional Advancement
jardito@stpatrick.org
773-282-8844 Ext. 318

Patrick Duggan '90


Director of Institutional Advancement
Donor Relations Officer
pduggan@stpatrick.org
773-282-8844 Ext. 282

Marybeth Nowak


Advancement Associate
mnowak@stpatrick.org
773-282-8844 Ext. 268

Matt O'Brien '05


Director of Donor &
Corporation/Foundation Relations
mobrien@stpatrick.org
773-282-8844 Ext. 267

John Prangl '70


Director of Accounts Management
& Stewardship
jprangl@stpatrick.org
773-282-8844 Ext. 266

Meredith Santucci


Director of Special Events
msantucci@stpatrick.org
773-282-8844 Ext. 257

Ralph Scorpio '10


Director of Alumni Relations
rscorpio@stpatrick.org
773-282-8844 Ext. 280

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

DIRECT GIFTS

How does my donation help St. Pat’s?

ONLINE GIFTS

Make a gift today by choosing to GIVE ONLINE. Please note that the information entered is encrypted and sent to a secure server. Pledges may be made with payments scheduled on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.

DIRECT GIFTS

Unrestricted or restricted cash, check, or credit card gifts may be sent directly to:

Saint Patrick High School
Institutional Advancement Office
5900 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634

All credit card gifts must include the type of card being used, the full name on the card and the expiration date. We accept Visa, Mastercard or American Express for gifts in any amount. A one-time credit card gift may be phoned in by calling Jeff Ardito ’87, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at 773-282-9563.

Electronic Fund Transfer/Recurring Credit Card Gifts
Unrestricted or restricted monthly gifts can be made to Saint Patrick High School’s account using your bank’s Electronic Fund Transfer service and Credit Card.

Downloadable EFT/Recurring Credit Card Agreement Form

The minimum amount for a monthly transaction is $10. We will need the name of your financial institution, your account type and number, and your transit routing number.

MATCHING GIFTS

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Please check with your employer to find out whether your company has a Matching Gift program.  If so please submit the forms to us along with your donation, or for online Matching Gift submissions please contact John Prangl ’70, Director of Accounts Management, at 773-282-8844 ext. 266 or jprangl@stpatrick.org.

PLANNED GIVING/ESTATE PLANNING

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Saint Patrick High School Estate Planning program, as well as Bequests and IRA Rollover gifts.

STOCK GIFTS

Unrestricted or restricted stock gifts can be made by giving your broker the following Saint Patrick brokerage firm information:

The brokerage firm for Saint Patrick is:
Merrill Lynch DTC# 8862
Saint Patrick High School Acct# 5F6-85P72
Saint Patrick Tax I.D.# 36-2210019

CRYPTOCURRENCY GIFTS

Saint Patrick High School has partnered with The Giving Block to securely accept donations of cryptocurrency.

Why Donate Bitcoin to Saint Patrick High School?
With over 161 years of history, Saint Patrick High School is committed to continuing our legacy of success in forming our students into tomorrow’s leaders and lifelong learners. Rooted in the teachings of St. John Baptist de la Salle, we remain steadfast in educating the heart, mind and soul of each student. Additionally, our school community is committed to helping students and their families with the rising cost of tuition. Your donation will enable us to live out our very important and life-changing mission for current and future Shamrocks.

Save on your Taxes by Donating Crypto
Why Donate Crypto Directly? Taxes! There’s a reason high net worth individuals tend to donate property instead of cash. Donating cryptocurrency directly to a 501c3 nonprofit is more tax efficient and can save you money. The IRS classifies cryptocurrency as property for tax purposes which means it is typically the most tax efficient way to support your favorite cause. When donating crypto, you receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the crypto, and you avoid the capital gains tax you would have incurred if you had sold the crypto and then made a donation. That means you’re able to donate more, as well as deduct more on your tax return. The difference? Sometimes more than 30%. If you provide an email, you will automatically receive a tax receipt after donating.

For questions please contact:

Jeff Ardito ‘87
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
773-282-9563
jardito@stpatrick.org

TAX ID: 48-0577661

Our Mission Statement
Serving students from diverse backgrounds since 1861, Saint Patrick, the oldest all-male Catholic high school in Chicago, transforms boys into young men. Guided by innovative Lasallian principles, we prepare leaders inspired by faith, tradition and brotherhood.

DEFERRED GIFTS

  • Saint Patrick can arrange management of Charitable Gift Annuities, Deferred Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts or Charitable Remainder Unitrusts, or Real Estate transfers. Naming Saint Patrick High School as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or including St. Pat’s in a bequest are also farsighted ways of donating to the solid future of the school.
  • With Charitable Gift Annuities, payments to donors begin as soon as the gift is made, and donors receive immediate tax deductions. (This plan is best for those who are 75 or older.)
  • With Deferred Gift Annuities, the donor has flexibility in determining the start date of payments. Charitable deductions are available immediately. (This plan is best for those who are 50-74.)
  • Through a Bequest, the donor names Saint Patrick High School as a remainder beneficiary of the estate. All deferred gift donors become members of the Anam Cara Heritage Society. This society recognizes those who have made provisions for Saint Patrick High School in a farsighted way and have committed to securing the future of the school.
  • Donating a paid up Life Insurance policy or paying the premium on a new policy that designates Saint Patrick as the owner or beneficiary is a commitment in faith and dedication to the mission of Saint Patrick High School.

COMMEMORATIVE NAMING OPPORTUNITIES

With a gift of $500 you can name a Theatre Seat in your name or in someone else’s name.

Gifts of $15,000 or more to Saint Patrick High School can be made to Name a Particular Area of the School – classroom, science lab, office, computer lab, athletic space, etc. in your name or in honor of someone else. $100,000 Endowments for Financial Aid or faculty advancement can also be established in your name or in honor/memory of someone else.

For more information contact:

Jeff Ardito ‘87
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
773-282-9563
jardito@stpatrick.org

FINANCIAL AID & FACULTY ADVANCEMENT ENDOWMENTS

An endowment is a way to provide support to the students of Saint Patrick High School in perpetuity or to support salaries, benefits and professional growth opportunities for faculty. With a gift or pledge of $100,000 a benefactor can establish an endowment of which only a portion of the interest is used each year. Endowments may be made in honor of – or in memory of – a loved one. The endowment funds are pooled into a general endowment fund used to assist students in need each year and to retain and attract excellent faculty members.

  • Adreani Family Endowment (2)
  • Angileri-Kistner Endowment
  • Frank Baleiko, M.D. ’60 Family Endowment
  • Larry Belcaster Memorial Endowment
  • Edo and Tess Belli Endowment
  • Mr. & Mrs. John Blazina ’74 Endowment
  • Saint Patrick Board of Trustees Endowment
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brullo ’66 Endowment
  • Christian Brothers – Saint Patrick Community Endowment
  • Michael Christopoulos Endowment
  • Richard S. Clare ’64 Memorial Endowment
  • Class of 1957 Endowment
  • Class of 1960 Endowment
  • Class of 1962 Endowment
  • Class of 1964 Endowment
  • Class of 1968 Endowment
  • Class of 1977 Endowment
  • Marjory Corbly Memorial Endowment
  • Penelope A. Daly Fine Arts Scholarship Endowment
  • Dental Alumni Fund Endowment
  • Br. Konrad Diebold Honorary Endowment
  • Robert Faussner ’64 Family Endowment
  • Kevin T. Flanagan ’97 Memorial Endowment
  • Anonymous (3)
  • Mr. and Mrs. George Franks ’57 Endowment
  • Frank ’43 and William ’33 Galvin Memorial Endowment
  • John and Catherine Hennigan Memorial Endowment
  • Albert A. Hoffman, Jr. and John C. Hoffman, S. J. Scholarship Endowment
  • Greg ’70 and Carol Josefowicz Endowment
  • John J. Kaulentis Memorial Endowment
  • Jack Kernan Memorial Endowment (2)
  • Coach Max Kurland Memorial Endowment
  • Br. James of Mary Endowment
  • Mr. Ted Lechowicz Memorial Endowment
  • Dr. Ralph P. Leischner, Jr. ’61 Memorial Endowment
  • Frank M. Lowery ’35 Memorial Endowment
  • Br. Philip Lynch, FSC Memorial Endowment
  • Roy Gordon Mersch Memorial Endowment
  • Br. John Michael, FSC Memorial Endowment
  • Michael F. Munroe ’39 Memorial Endowment
  • K. Angela O’Donnell Memorial Endowment
  • Joseph Perillo Endowment in honor of Michael Christopoulos
  • Dr. Joseph Schmidt Honorary Endowment
  • John and Elizabeth Schmitt Memorial Endowment
  • Henry “Hank” Schueler 41 & 9 Memorial Scholarship Endowment
  • Lowell I. Stahl ’52 Family Endowments (5)
  • Phil Stefani ’68 Family Endowment
  • Stanley and Loretta Wielgos Scholarship Endowment
  • Robert Wilczek ’61 and Shirley Pfenning Faculty Advancement Endowment in memory of Richard Muller ‘59

THE SAINT PATRICK HERITAGE SOCIETY

The Saint Patrick Heritage Society (formerly known as the Anam Cara Heritage Society) honors and recognizes those individuals who have made provisions for Saint Patrick High School in a farsighted way. They have committed to securing the future of the school by naming Saint Patrick High School as beneficiary in a will, trust, life insurance policy, or other planned giving vehicle. This intention is a commitment in faith and dedication to the mission of Saint Patrick High School.

We invite you to become a member of the Saint Patrick Heritage Society. For information on becoming a member, please contact Jeff Ardito, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at 773-282-8844 ext. 318. We are grateful to those members of the Saint Patrick Heritage Society whose names are listed below.

Anonymous
Anonymous
Mr. Roger M. Alcock ’34*
Mr. August J. Aquila ’62 & Ms. Emily Haliziw
Dr. Frank S. Baleiko ’60*
Mr. Robert Bantens ’62
Mr. James J. Barrett*
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Benson ’79
Mr. William M. Berry ’37*
Mr. John E. Blazina ’74
Mr. John L. Blockhan ’40*
Mr. Frank V. Boyle ’22*
Mr. Bruce J. Brizzolara ’60
Dr. & Mrs. Joseph G. Burke ’66
Mr. Paul F. Carbonaro ’72
Mr. Thomas B. Clyne ’50*
Mr. George Corbett*
Ms. Marjorie Corbly*
Mr. Kenneth J. Creech ’82
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy J. Cunningham ’67
Michael J. Daly ’63 and Janet H. Daly Trust
Mr. & Mrs. Brian P DeGustino ’91
Mr. William J. Delaney*
Mr. Joseph J. Dembinski ’59
Mr. Louis J. DeSalvo ’62*
Mr. & Mrs. Mark J. Ellsworth ’80
Mr. Richard J. Essig ’43*
Mr & Mrs Robert Faussner ’64
Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Ferretti ’64
Mr. Christ M. Fillip ’74
Mr. John C. Fitzpatrick ’58
Ms. Frances E. & Mary H. Flood Trust*
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Fox
Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Gadomski ’58
Lady Elizabeth Gallagher
Mr.* & Mrs. Ettore Giovannetti
Mr. & Mrs. David P. Glatz ’86
Mr. Robert J. Hannon ’67*
Mrs. & Mrs. Robert J. Hauser ’63
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Heffernan ’54
Mr. Robert C. Heldmann ’59*
Mr. Gerald M. Hlivko ’68*
Mr. & Mrs. Spencer B. Isola ’58
Mr. John Izzo ’61
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Johnson ’65
Mr. Laurence A. Juracic ’45*
Dr. & Mrs. Ernest J. Kaminski ’74
Mr. Ronald G. Kapolnek ’76*
Mr. Kyran A. Kennedy ’67
Mr. & Mrs. James E. Kinnu ’48
Mr. Richard M. Klimmer ’60*
Mr. Frederick J. Knox ’48
Mr. & Mrs. James E. Koenig ’65
Mr. Albert V. Konar*
Ms. Elizabeth M. Konar*
Mr. & Mrs. Darren M. Kriston ’87
Dr. & Mrs. Dennis E. Kroll ’65
Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Kuhn ’47
Mr. Max Kurland*
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce R. Lang ’85
Mr. Joseph F. LaManna ’77
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Lenckos ’63
Mr. & Mrs. James E. Leonard ’65
Mr. Robert T. Leonardo ’97
Ms. Norah Lex
Mr. Frank M. Lowery ’35*
Mr. & Mrs. John P. McCormack ’72
Mr. Joseph P. McHugh ’44*
Mr. & Mrs. William R. McManaman ’65
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Mendes ’84
Mr. & Mrs. William G. Merkle ’73
Mr. Roy Gordon Mersch*
Dr. & Mrs. Gerard J. Mikol ’58
Mr. Thomas J. Moore ’72
Mr. William J. Morris ’40*
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Murphy ’66
Dr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Murphy ’60
Estate of Laurence Myers*
Mr. & Mrs. John A. Nemeth ’78
Mr. Kenneth W. Newton ’48
Ms. K. Angela O’Donnell*
Mr. & Mrs. Norman T. Olson ’62
Mr. & Mrs. Michael G. O’Rourke ’86
Mr. Alexander R. Patt ’03
Mr. Raymond J. Peifer ’45*
Mr. & Mrs. Rich Peters ’72
Rev. Edward F. Poff ’49*
Mr.* & Mrs. Louis H. Polka ’51
Mr. George M. Pollock ’58*
Mr. Victor P. Ramacciotti ’65*
Ms. Judith Rice
Ms. Mary Jo Rice
Mr. Frank S. Rivara ’44*
Hon. Richard R. Rochester ’49*
Mr. Joseph A. Ruggerio ’58*
Mrs. Dorothy A. Rzeszutko
Mr. Kenneth J. Rzeszutko ’61*
Mr. Gary D. Santella ’72
Mr. Donald N. Schaefer, Jr. ’68*
Mr. Charles J. Schmidt*
Dr. Joseph G. Schmidt
Mr.* & Mrs. Walter T. Schmit ’49
Mr. John S. Schmitt*
Mr. & Mrs. Michael P. Schmitt ’75
Mr. Lowell I. Stahl ’52
Mr. & Mrs. Wayne M. Suerth ’63
Ms. Beverly Ukleja*
Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Ungari ’63
Mr. Andrew Vuco*
Mr. Philip J. Warman ’46*
Mr. Robert J. Wilczek ’61*
Mr. Edward D. Wirth ’59
Mr. Stephen A. Witek*
Mr. Thaddeus J. Wnek*
Ms. Dorothy Woodrich*
Mr. James L. Zirngibl ’71

*Deceased

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Corporate and/or individual sponsorship provides excellent visibility for you or your company through Saint Patrick High School events. For event sponsorship opportunities, contact Meredith Santucci, Director of Special Events at 773-290-0166.

UPCOMING EVENTS

29Nov

Giving Tuesday

12:00 am - 11:59 pm
04Mar

Green & Gold Gala

6:00 pm - 11:00 pmSaint Patrick High School

Thanks to you, our students are gaining the knowledge, skills and values to be a force for good in this world.