Dear Lasallian Friends,

I hope this message finds you, your family, and friends in good health and safe during these tumultuous times. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and those members of your community who may be at greater risk.

These are troubling times for everyone as we find ourselves in uncharted waters. The demand for human services continues to grow and the resilience of nonprofit organizations is being tested at unprecedented levels. In times of crisis in our community, Lasallians have always been a beacon of hope and we could not be more proud and grateful. Today, we see so many generously stepping up to donate food and supplies to safety-net organizations, to contribute much needed funding for emergency response, and to help stabilize vital non-profits that now find themselves facing an uncertain financial future. While we contend with this current COVID-19 pandemic situation and accept that life as we know it is changed, we find comfort knowing that our Lasallian mission in service to the poor and the important work of so many human service organizations has not.  And so, we need your support more than ever.

On March 27, 2020 the federal government’s stimulus package — known as the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act) was signed. It includes a number of provisions designed to rescue an economy being decimated by a pandemic the likes of which the world has seldom, if ever, seen.  Among additional provisions to protect employment and support the economy, the CARES Act puts communities first by empowering individual and corporate donors to continue giving to the charities that matter to them.

Please see the Summary of CARES Act Provisions that we hope will be of interest to you.

This is a time to be sensitive but firm in our resolve that during a period of isolation, scarcity, and uncertainty, the mission of the Christian Brothers and solidarity of our Lasallian Communities has never been more relevant than today. We are so grateful for your generosity, which touches—and changes—so many lives. Please contact me at  or 630.323.3725, Ext 211 to discuss how any of the above provisions may support your charitable giving plans.


Anthony C. Chimera, M.B.A.
Director of Development
630.323-3725, Ext 211

The CARES Act—the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act—is a $2.2 trillion stimulus plan that contains funding opportunities for charities and enhanced charitable giving incentives in 2020. The following provides a general overview of the key parts of the plan intended to help you continue supporting charities that matter to you, like the Christian Brothers of the Midwest.  As always, we encourage you to consult with your own advisor for the most accurate, up-to-date information and to determine the most tax-advantaged way to make charitable gifts.

If you wish to make a gift to support the work of the Christian Brothers, you can do so now by clicking the link below.