Make a Gift

  • Ways to Give

    There are many ways to make a gift to Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School. Gifts to CJB are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.

    The gift methods outlined below represent donor opportunities to support CJB School. We invite you to consider the following options:

    A Gift of Cash

    A gift of cash is the easiest and most common way to support Cardinal Bernardin School. There are a number of ways to make your gift:

    • Make a donation online
    • By sending a check (made out to Cardinal Bernardin School) through the mail to:
      Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School
      Attn: Development Office
      9250 West 167th Street
      Orland Hills, Illinois 60487
    Make a Pledge

    You may make a gift of a set amount in a way that suits your budget. For your convenience, we are happy to arrange a schedule for payment by check or credit card, and we will bill you monthly, quarterly or semi-annually. Simply notify the Development Office about your wishes.

    Make a Recurring Gift

    Make a gift that will benefit CJB by providing steady, reliable funding for the program of your choice through a monthly, quarterly or annual gift. You determine the amount and frequency of your donation, and we will charge your credit card at the predetermined interval. We will send you an email confirming the charge, and your gift will automatically renew each year.

    A Gift of Securities

    A gift of appreciated securities can benefit the donor in two ways. First, the donor will be able to claim a charitable income tax deduction for the full value of the shares and second, he/she will be able to avoid the capital gains tax that would have been due if they sold the shares. When making a gift of securities, it is important that you arrange for a direct transfer of your securities to Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School and not sell them yourself. Contact our offices at 708-403-6525, to facilitate your gift of stock.

    Matching Gifts

    A matching gift by your company or organization extends your generosity by adding the matching amount to your own gift at no additional expense to you. It is easy to make a matching gift. Simply:

    • Contact your Human Resources Department and inquire about your company’s matching employee donations policy.
    • Follow the procedure they recommend.
    • Designate Cardinal Bernardin School as your gift recipient.
    Establish a Memorial or Tribute

    Memorial and Honorarium gifts provide a wonderful way to remember the special people in your life. Whether it be family, friends, faculty, coaches or co-workers, these special gifts provide an opportunity to remember or pay tribute to individuals as well as recognize special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or holidays. Memorial and Honor gifts not only provide a unique way to express your feelings to others but also benefit Cardinal Bernardin School. The family members of those being remembered or the individual being honored will receive a special notification identifying the donor without specifying the gift amount.

    Planned Giving

    Through Planned Giving, donors can incorporate meaningful gifts to Cardinal Bernardin School in a thoughtful, organized manner intended to coordinate the donor’s philanthropic objectives with his or her overall estate and financial plan.

    In most cases, planned gifts not only benefit CJB, but can benefit the donor, as well. This is because many planned gifts can be structured to allow the donor to retain income from, or the use of, the “gifted” property during his or her lifetime. Planned gifts can also be structured to reduce, and in some cases, eliminate income, capital gains and estate taxes.

    Even seemingly modest bequests can make a meaningful contribution to CJB.