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Giving

Thank you for your interest in giving back to St. Louis Catholic High School!  Your gift shows you believe in our students and in the mission of our school.  For more details on any of the ways to give listed, please contact Ashley Ivey-Atkins, Director of Advancement, at aatkins@slchs.org or call our Advancement Office directly at 337-494-0724.

The Saints Fund is St. Louis Catholic’s campaign for unrestricted annual giving.  Click to learn more.

You can give to the 2019-2020 Saints Fund in 1 of 2 ways:

  • Online by credit card (one payment or in installments at the link above)
  • By check – Mail to: St. Louis Catholic High School; 1620 Bank Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

ALL SAINTS AUCTION

Each year, St. Louis Catholic High School holds an auction to raise money for the school.  The 50th anniversary event on Sept. 20, 2019, was a “Golden Gala” at the Calcasieu Marine Bank, and it raised more than $200,000 for our Saints students.

We’re planning next year’s All Saints Auction for Aug. 28, 2020.  If you would like to volunteer, email Ashley Ivey-Atkins or call 436-7275 Ext. 237.

 

RUSSELL J. STUTES MEMORIAL ALL SAINTS GOLF TOURNAMENT

Presented by the St. Louis Catholic Foundation, this annual tournament at Lake Charles Country Club on March 6, 2020, raised valuable dollars for our students and brought Saints alumni and supporters together on a picture perfect day.  You can form a team of 4, and we have several different sponsorship opportunities as well!

The Patron Saint Business Alliance Program is the year-round advertising initiative at St. Louis Catholic High School designed to provide your business with true marketing value while providing critical funding to help enhance student programs.  Click to learn more.

Planned gifts are gifts that you plan now but the school does not receive until later. When received, planned gifts are held and invested to secure the future of St. Louis Catholic High School.  Please email Ashley Ivey-Atkins or call 436-7275 Ext. 237 with any questions about planned giving.

What Can I Give?

CASH GIFTS can be made either directly or as a pledge gift. Cash gifts of any amount are gratefully accepted. Substantial cash gifts are eligible for permanently-named endowment opportunities.

APPRECIATED ASSETS generally include stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real estate. Gifts of appreciated assets can have significant tax benefits.

WILLS AND BEQUESTS: Do you have a will? Only 30% of Americans do. Remembering St. Louis Catholic in your will can be very simple.

LIFE INSURANCE can be used in a variety of ways to benefit St. Louis Catholic while still protecting your spouse and heirs.

RETIREMENT FUNDS: Taxes on funds left in retirement plans or IRAs can be significant. Gifts of retirement plans and IRA funds to St. Louis Catholic can benefit the school greatly while not significantly reducing the amounts left to your spouse and children.

CHARITABLE TRUSTS: These methods of giving may have significant tax benefits and may also provide additional income to you during your life. In some cases gifts can be structured to leave your family more rather than less assets after taxes are paid.

A gift to the St. Louis Catholic Foundation is a fitting memorial in honor of a loved one or to acknowledge a birthday, wedding, anniversary, Christmas or other occasion.  All gifts are invested perpetually with only the interest spendable.  We will send an appropriate acknowledgement for the occasion.

To make your memorial donation, please send a check to 1620 Bank Street; Lake Charles, LA 70601, or email Ashley Ivey-Atkins at 436-7275 Ext. 237 with any questions.

To provide additional support to St. Louis Catholic High School in the form of scholarships, and to offer donors a means of permanently naming a scholarship in honor or in memory of a loved one, The St. Louis Catholic Foundation’s Endowed Scholarship Program has been established.

Donors will receive recognition or remain anonymous according to their wishes. The donor decides upon what basis the scholarship is distributed, as long as it is consistent with the principles of Catholic education. For example, the scholarship criteria may be based upon a student’s academic accomplishments or financial need.  Click here to learn more.

Please email Ashley Ivey-Atkins, Director of Advancement, or call 436-7275 Ext. 237 if you would like to set up an endowed scholarship or have any questions.