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Giving

Your support makes a difference!

Ascension School relies upon philanthropy to provide our students with the best possible environment, tools and resources needed for their superior education.  We are grateful for the wonderful support that we receive from our many alumni, parents and friends. 
 

Ways to Give

Online or By Mail
Please see the link to make a donation online to one of our many funds, or mail in your donation.
 
Gifts can be made online or may be sent to:
Ascension Advancement Office
808 South East Avenue
Oak Park, Illinois 60304
 
Employee Matching Programs
Many employers provide matching funds to their employees' charitable organizations of choice.  Please check with your employer to see if they will match your donation!
 
Gifts of Stock
If you own stocks or mutual funds with large unrealized gains in taxable accounts, there is a valuable tax strategy to consider. Further, if you are planning to make a donation to Ascension, please consider donating appreciated shares in kind, instead of giving cash. Please follow the instructions outlined here to make a stock transfer to Ascension School.
 
Bequests
A bequest is a lasting legacy that will help ensure the future of Ascension School through directing a portion of one's estate to our school.  Bequests are exempt from federal estate taxes, and may offset or eliminate estate taxes.  Please speak with your personal estate attorney and financial consultant about ways to remember Ascension.
 

 

Teach the Children Scholarship Fund
Ascension's Teach the Children Fund provides financial assistance to Ascension families who would not otherwise be able to provide a Catholic education for their children.  
 
Best Use
Donations to Best Use provide critical operating funds to help us offer tuition significantly lower than the actual cost of education.  Gifts to Best Use also provide flexibility to respond to essential needs and new opportunities.
 
Regan W. Pierce Scholarship Fund
Named for a beloved school parent who lost her long battle with cancer, the Regan Fund provides tuition relief to families dealing with the loss or significant illness of a parent or immediate family member.