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St. Bede Fund
Calling All Bruins – We Cannot Roar Without You
What is the St. Bede Fund? The St. Bede Fund is a means of providing a steady stream of income to the school. Donated funds help the school meet its annual budget. Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating a St. Bede student. Our St. Bede Fund Fiscal year runs from July 1 - June 30. The St. Bede Fund also helps meet the day-to-day operation costs.. Proceeds are used where they are needed most as determined by the administration. Gifts provide important funding for bridging the tuition gap, facility upkeep and other needed expenses.
Your participation in the Annual Fund is critical as it helps to bridge the gap between tuition ($5,550) and the actual cost of a St. Bede education (over $13,324). Your generosity to the St. Bede Fund keeps our tuition affordable as you help fund a gap of 58%.
Each year, donations to the St. Bede Fund are listed in our Annual Report by Giving Levels and are included in your Class Participation. We encourage each class to strive to have the highest participation as possible in support of the St. Bede Fund.
Gifts are tax deductible and have a direct impact on each and every student at St. Bede regardless of the size of your gift. Gifts range from $25 to more than $80,000 a year. We encourage our donors to take advantage of increasing their gift through their or their spouse’s matching gift program.
A secure online donation can be made from our website. You can also call the St. Bede Development Department and provide your credit card information over the phone at (815) 250-0359, or mail your gift to the attention of the Development Department at St. Bede. To make a gift of stock, please contact Julia Yaklich at the number listed above. Please view our interactive Ways to Give page which includes detailed information and instructions for various ways to donate to the St. Bede Fund.
Your support of the Annual Fund is what makes St. Bede a place that transforms lives and we thank you. We are grateful for all who have contributed to our campaign this year. The students, faculty, and staff are blessed by your generosity and dedication to St. Bede.