Ways to Give

Annual Giving

All gifts to the Annual Fund go immediately to the school's most pressing needs and makes a difference in the lives of our students. By making a gift to De Smet Jesuit, you'll help ensure that our work continues. Online gifts are quick and easy using our secure credit card transactions. We welcome gifts of all sizes and payment plans – whether it's a one-time gift, a monthly contribution or part of a matching gifts program.

Named Scholarship Funds

De Smet Jesuit High School Scholarship Program

De Smet Jesuit High School Scholarship Fund allows the School to fulfill its mission of educating qualified young men regardless of their families’ economic circumstances.  We work with families objectively to meet their need.  Combined with our young men’s school achievements – and their academic outcomes are equally unique – this aspect of De Smet Jesuit and its continuing culture is what your scholarship fund would support.

You are invited to participate in a special program supporting this fund for the benefit of students today and tomorrow.

THE NEED

Tuition for the 2018-19 school year is $16,700 and the cost to educate a student is $21,378.  Currently 25% of students receive direct financial aid and the average award is $8,000.  The school will distribute $1.9 million in direct aid this year.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The De Smet Jesuit named Scholarship Program – that is, endowed scholarships totaling $20,000 or more - provides an opportunity to assist future generations of students.  At the same time, it enables donors to recognize significant individuals, such as alumni, faculty, or family, who have emulated the ideal of “men for and with others” throughout their lives.

To partially endow a scholarship, the minimum contribution is approximately the cost to educate a young man or $20,000.  This would yield a scholarship of $1,500 per year (see table below).  Once the scholarship is established, funds may be added to it by the donor or additional donors to increase tuition relief.

TOTAL INVESTMENT                                     TUITION RELIEF

$20,000

$1,000/yr.

$50,000

$2,500/yr.

$75,000

$3,750/yr.

$100,000

$5,000/yr.

$125,000

$6,250/yr.

$150,000

$7,500/yr.

$175,000

$8,750/yr.

$200,000

$10,000/yr.

$330,000

$16,700/yr.

 

For additional information, please contact Bill Rebholz, Vice President of Advancement, at 314.785.1294 or wrebholz@desmet.org

Planned Gifts

Frequently, people who would like to help support De Smet Jesuit High School need to preserve their financial resources for the immediate future, for their lifetimes, or even for a child's future. In such cases donors can make a planned gift, which can provide valuable tax benefits for a donor in the present and valuable resources for De Smet Jesuit in the future.

Matching Gifts

More than 1,000 companies take part in helping employees increase their donation by matching the gift. Some companies even offer a greater than 1:1 match and your gift could double or even triple! Click Here to find out if your company may match your gift to De Smet Jesuit.

Publicly Traded Stock

Using publicly traded stock to make a gift to De Smet Jesuit High School can be a very tax-wise method of giving, especially if the stock has appreciated in value since you acquired it. Giving appreciated stock saves you tax dollars in two ways:

  • First, you will receive an income-tax deduction for the current value of the stock. This value is the average of the high and low price on the transfer date.
  • Second, you avoid paying the tax on the capital gain of the stock.
How Do I Give Publicly-Traded Stock? CLICK HERE to download the information.

If the stock is currently held in a brokerage account: Simply request that your broker transfer the stock into the brokerage account of De Smet Jesuit High School. Your broker will require that you sign a document authorizing the transfer. De Smet Jesuit’s brokerage account information is:

Merrill Lynch
400 Chesterfield Center, Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO 63017
De Smet’s Representative at Merrill Lynch: Richard Wurl Phone: (636) 537-4556

Account Number: 557-04359
DTC: Number: 8862
FBO: De Smet Jesuit High School

  • De Smet Jesuit High School’s Federal Tax ID Number: 43-1102368
  • PLEASE NOTIFY DE SMET JESUIT THAT YOU HAVE MADE THIS TRANSFER. Simply give us a call at (314) 567-3500 and ask for the Advancement Office, or mail us a letter with the details.

If you have stock certificates yourself: Simply date and sign where indicated on the back of each certificate. Then, send the certificates to De Smet Jesuit High School along with a “Relinquishment Letter” which has your notarized signature. Attached is a sample Relinquishment Letter that you may use. Simply fill in the blanks and sign it in front of a Notary Public. De Smet Jesuit has a Notary Public on staff and we can usually arrange for notary service at no charge. The Relinquishment Letter should accompany your certificates when they are delivered to De Smet Jesuit.

Refund Policy

Requesting Refunds

All refund requests must be submitted by the student/parent in writing, in person, by regular mail, or by email. All refunds are made within 60 calendar days from the date of receipt of such request.

Tuition Refunds
The tuition refund policy is on pps. 7-8 of the Parent & Student Handbook. In part: "The Matriculation fee is non-refundable ... When a student withdraws during the school year, when less than half-quarter has elapsed, a tuition charge is made for half a quarter. If more than half a quarter has elapsed, tuition is charged for the entire quarter."

Special Events Refunds
If you wish to request a return or refund from a special event, please contact 314-567-3500.

The refund will be made payable to the entity or to the person from which the funds originated.

MEET OUR TEAM

Mr William Rebholz '77
Vice President of Advancement
314-785-1294
wrebholz@desmet.org

Mr John Stewart '77
Director of Major Gifts
314-785-1278
jstewart@desmet.org

Mr Jeff Cernicek '92
Director of Development
314-785-1267
jcernicek@desmet.org

Mr Patrick Morris '06
Annual Giving Coordinator and Alumni Relations
314-785-1241
pmorris@desmet.org

Mrs Kelly Day
Associate Event Manager
314-785-1276
kday@desmet.org

Mrs Anna Oliver
Institutional Advancement Database Coordinator
314-785-1246
aoliver@desmet.org

Mrs Debbie Higgins
Director of Communications
314-785-1268
dhiggins@desmet.org

Mr Tom Sothers

314-785-1268
dhiggins@desmet.org