Ways To Give

Your gifts impact every student every day. When you make a gift to De Smet Jesuit, you invest in the future of the young men entrusted to our care. There is no greater endorsement of our mission to educate men for and with others.

Ways to Give


Where can I learn more about the investment policy?

Download the investment policy here.

What does Parent Annual Giving Support?

De Smet Jesuit relies on gifts from parents to support the student life programs and activities not covered by tuition -- experiences that transform students and prepare them for a lifetime of success.

When does your fiscal year begin and end?

Tax-deductible Spartan Fund giving corresponds with De Smet Jesuit's fiscal year, not the calendar year. The Spartan Fund annual campaign opens on July 1 of each year and ends on June 30 the following year. Nearly 10% of the school's total operating budget came from Spartan Fund gifts last year.

How do I set up a named scholarship?

The De Smet Jesuit Named Scholarship Program -- consisting of endowed scholarships totaling $20,000 or more -- enables donors to recognize significant individuals, such as alumni, faculty, or family, who have embodied the ideal of "men for and with others" throughout their lives. For information, contact Jeff Cernicek '92, Senior Director of Development, at 314-785-1267 or jcernicek@desmet.org.

What are my options to memorialize someone?

There are many options to leave a lasting legacy for a loved one. Many benefactors make cash donations in memory of or in honor of someone. De Smet Jesuit also has a Brick Paver Program that offers the opportunity to engrave your loved one's name on a brick in Pierre La Barge Stadium or the baseball field. 

Pierre De Smet

Gold circe with maroon, blue, and gold De Smet Jesuit shield in the center.

$25,000+ annually

Join Pierre

Ignatian Society

$10,000+ annually

Join Ignatian

Magis Society

$5,000+ annually

Join Magis

Blackrobe Society

Gold circle with black and white priest's robe in the center.

$1,500 annually 

Join Blackrobe

1967 Society

$500+ annually

Join 1967

Spartan Donor

$100+ annually

Join Spartan

Maroon Donor

up to $99 annually

Join maroon

Why I Give

  • Parents of Alumni
Nancy & Jeff Allen

We loved having our son at De Smet Jesuit because he received a distinctly Jesuit education -- one that has prepared him for success in pursuing his dreams. 

  • Parent of Alumni
  • Trustee
Ann Ficken

My husband and I give to De Smet Jesuit so other boys may have the same opportunities our sons enjoyed and so this wonderful school continues to thrive.

  • Class of 1978
Greg Pohlman

It has always been a privilege for me to give to De Smet Jesuit and support its mission. I consider each gift a living investment in our future -- helping young men achieve their best both academically and spiritually in accordance with Ignatian ideals.