Donate today to support the lives and ministry of the Christian Brothers of the Midwest.

Your gift to the Brothers can be directed in many ways. 
You may choose to support Vocation Ministry, Senior Brothers,  Lasallian Education, or Lasallian Formation.

Vocation Ministry: Supporting our Novices, Postulants, and Contacts in their formation as De La Salle Christian Brothers. 

Senior Brothers: Wellness for retired Brothers and supporting those in assisted living and nursing facilities. 

Lasallian Education: Ensuring that a Lasallian education is available to all students, as St. John Baptist de La Salle intended. 

Lasallian Formation: Accompanying our Lay Partners as they grow in their understanding of, and commitment to, our shared Mission.

Br Michael Rivers CDH Learning Lad

Give Now

Ways to Give

Our online giving site is secure and easy to use. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. 

Click here to make a gift now.

If you prefer to make your gift by mail, you may send your check, money order, or credit card authorization to the address below. 
Please do not send cash.

Checks and money orders may be made payable to Christian Brothers of the Midwest.

Christian Brothers of the Midwest
7650 S. County Line Road
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

If you wish to designate your gift to any one of our funding priorities, please indicate this in an accompanying letter or on the memo line of the check.

Call us at 630.323.3725 to make a gift by credit card any weekday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central time.

Brokerage Firm:  LPL Financial

Account Name:  Christian Brothers of Midwest – A Corporation

DTC Number:  0075

Account Number:  2624 – 8046 

Our Federal Tax I.D. Number:  36-4027959

Our representative is Paul Vanecek: (630) 725-5257

LPL Customer Service Desk: 1-800-877-7201

The Securities (stock) being donated must have been held by the donor for at least one year and must have appreciated in value. Before transferring securities please call the Anthony Chimera, Director of Development, at 630-323-3725 to inform us the gift is forthcoming.

Owners of closely held companies may also find significant benefits in gifting shares of stock in their company to the Christian Brothers, which is a public charity. Special rules apply for gifts of this kind. Please contact Anthony Chimera, Director of Development,  at 630.323.3725 for details.

Our online giving form can also assist you in designating a monthly gift to the Brothers from your credit card or checking account.

A gift through your will to the Christian Brothers can be in three forms:

  • a specific dollar amount or specific thing, such as retirement account or real property (home, land, etc.);
  • a percentage of your estate; or,
  • the remainder of your estate after other bequests have been made

When making a bequest to us in your will, the following language may be used:

“I hereby give ( _____ dollars) (_____ percent of my estate) (a specific asset) or (the remainder of my estate) to the Christian Brothers of the Midwest, Inc., an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, for its general purposes.”

The Heritage Society recognizes those friends and benefactors who have included a gift to the Brothers in their will or estate plan. Please advise us if you have included a gift to the Christian Brothers in your estate planning.

The Christian Brothers of the Midwest accepts gifts from all Donor Advised Funds. 

Click here to recommend a gift to the Brothers from your donor advised fund at Fidelity, Schwab, or the Kansas City Community Foundation. Or contact your Fund manager for recommendation details.

The Provincial and Development Office have created a series of named gift and sponsorship opportunities to recognize leadership gifts that advance the work of the Midwest District in a significant way. Please click here to learn more.

A number of planned gift vehicles are available to assist you in meeting your financial and estate planning goals while supporting the work of the Brothers in the Midwest District. Click here to see a variety of planned gift opportunities and contact us to discuss what gift vehicle will best meet your estate planning goals.

Donors age 70 ½ and older to transfer up to $100,000 a year directly to a qualified charity, free of federal income tax. The IRA Charitable Rollover is not included in the donor’s adjusted gross income, and counts towards the taxpayer’s required minimum distribution for the year. To count for the calendar year, the IRA must be completed by December 31.

To make an IRA charitable roll-over gift in support of the Christian Brothers of the Midwest, contact your IRA plan administrator and request a direct Qualified Charitable Distribution be made from your IRA account to the Christian Brothers, a 501 (c) 3 organization, with Federal Tax I.D. number 36-4027959. Request that a check be mailed to:

Christian Brothers of the Midwest
7650 S. County Line Road
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Many donors choose to salute a friend or loved one, send get-well wishes, or honor the memory of the deceased with a gift to our Memorial Program or the Saint La Salle Auxiliary. A variety of cards are available, appropriate for any occasion. 

Please call our office at 630.323.3725 for more information or to place an order.

Our Promise to You

Thank you for your support of the Christian Brothers of the Midwest. We know you have many opportunities to direct your charitable giving.

We make this promise to you:

  • We will use your gifts wisely and be responsive to your questions.
  • We will never sell or share your information with any outside entity.
  • We will be frugal in our expenditures so your gift is used as you intend.
  • We will be prompt and sincere in expressing our appreciation for your gift. 
  • The Brothers will remember you in their daily reflections and prayers.

Your gift to the Brothers is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Contact Us

Call us at 630.323.3725 any weekday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central time.
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