Ways to Give


Endowments ensure secure, perpetual income for Saint Ignatius College Prep. Money donated to an endowment is invested, and the interest generated is used for the purpose designated by the benefactor, whether it is tuition assistance support for students, programmatic support for faculty, or maintenance support for the school.
Many endowments are created in memory or honor of a friend, mentor or loved one, however, they are also established by alumni in the form of class gifts. Please know that any endowment may be contributed to even after it has been fully funded and the school highly encourages these gifts. Prior to July 1, 2000, endowments were fully funded at $50,000. Since that date, endowments reach maturity at $100,000. We are grateful to all the benefactors who have and continue to fund these important legacies for the future!  

Build Your Legacy Today

Now is a great time to start planning and building your legacy.
Now is a great time to start planning and building your legacy at Saint Ignatius by creating an endowment to honor or memorialize a friend or family member. To create a new endowment, we request a pledge of $100,000 and an initial gift of $25,000 or more to the fund with fulfillment of the initial pledge within 5 years. We will coordinate with you on your family’s wishes for the name of the fund and the designation. We use a steady, modest draw from these endowments. Both in good years and bad years in the markets; these monies are carefully stewarded, the principal of your gift is protected, and the ups and downs average out over time.
For information on establishing an endowment, contact Jesse Meyer at

Even after endowments reach maturity and are fully funded, please know gifts may still be made to the fund to continue to grow the principal and the school highly encourages these gifts. Give now to an existing endowment.
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