Thank you for your support of Strake Jesuit. Whether you choose to support a named scholarship endowment which provides perpetual support for students in need, current financial aid to support a student this year, or make a gift for our Crusader Fund, your support helps us to assist young men in becoming who God has created them to be.

For over 50 years, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory has educated young men and prepared them to meet the world. Through our rigorous academic program, our extensive athletic and extra-curricular program, and our spiritual development opportunities, Strake Jesuit educates the whole individual — Heart, Mind, Body, Soul.

Thank you for helping to make our mission possible.

Ways to Give

List of 6 items.

  • Gifts of Securities

    In most cases, a gift of appreciated securities entitles the donor to an income tax charitable deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the effective date of the gift. The donor avoids the capital gains tax that would be due if he or she sold the stock. In many cases, the Board of Directors of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory will also accept closely-held securities, which may then be sold back to the company. When making a gift of securities, the donor should transfer ownership of the stock to the School. It is imperative that the donor not sell appreciated stocks when their intent is to make a gift of securities. should transfer ownership of the stock to the School. It is imperative that the donor not sell appreciated stocks when their intent is to make a gift of securities. Before you transfer the securities, please contact Colin Matheny at 713-490-8236.
    Strake Jesuit Letter of Stock Transfer Form.
  • Gifts of Undivided Interest in Real Estate

    Quite often families have real estate for sale which has appreciated significantly in value -- residential property, vacation property, farm land, or commercial property. Such an individual can be approached prior to the sale of the property to give an Undivided Interest in the property to Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. Upon the sale of the property, the School's attorneys would attend the closing proceedings along with the majority owner. The title company will write a check to Strake Jesuit College Preparatory for their share of ownership in the property, and the donor will receive a charitable tax deduction for the current fair market value of the property given to the School. No capital gains tax will be levied on the appreciated value of the property given to the School.
  • Life Estate Contracts

    Many families or individuals are simply unable to consider a significant cash gift to Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. But there are numerous men and women who have an interest in the School and who are willing to express an abiding interest in Strake Jesuit College Preparatory with a Life Estate Contract. For those who desire to create an endowment or have an impact on the full development of the master plan for Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, a Life Estate Contract may be the answer. A family with a personal residence or farm -- preferably one on which there is no existing debt -- can transfer the deed to Strake Jesuit College Preparatory and reserve for themselves the right to live on or use the property for their lifetime. The donor receives a tax benefit for the gift based upon their age and life expectancy. This is an irrevocable gift for which the donor can receive immediate recognition.
  • Gifts of Tangible Real Property

    It is possible to contribute works of art, paintings, stamp and coin collections, rare books and documents, antiques, and other personal property. The charitable deduction depends on the use the School makes of the gift. In the case of the sale of property, the tax benefits depend upon the amount of time that elapses between the receipt and sale of the property.
  • Individual Retirement Accounts

    Many families have accumulated sizable assets in their IRAs, which they plan to pass on to their children. The reality is that ordinary income taxes and estate taxes devour the majority of an IRA's benefits before they ever reach the children. A family can easily indicate Strake Jesuit College Preparatory as the death beneficiary for their IRA. This is a simple transaction which does not require involvement of the donor's attorney.
  • Bequests Through a Will or Codicil

    An effective Bequest is a simple way for an individual to carry out his or her long-term objectives of caring for family and benefiting Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. A bequest through a will can provide a perpetual gift in support of the School, its facilities or programs. There are three types of bequests to consider:
    • Specific Bequest of cash or property;
    • Residuary Bequest which is fulfilled after certain family affairs are resolved; and
    • Contingent Bequest which is made when specif- ically designated conditions have been met.

Donor Responsibility

Information concerning gift planning is to be for illustrative purposes only and is not to be relied upon exclusively in individual circumstances. A letter of understanding from a donor of a non-cash gift may be required along with proof of outside advice being rendered before such a gift will be accepted.

All potential or proposed planned gifts or restricted gifts may be individually reviewed by the Treasurer, President and Chairman of the Board. Prospective donors are encouraged to request, and may expect to receive, a letter from the President regarding agreements to restrictions placed upon the proposed gift by the donor.

Although representatives of the School will provide all appropriate assistance, the ultimate responsibility regarding evaluations and/or tax deductibility remain with the donor and such counsel as the donor may wish to secure.

To avoid conflicts of interest, the unauthorized practice of law, the rendering of investment advice, or the dissemination of income or estate tax advice, all donors of non-cash gifts must indicate the professional advisors rendering opinion on the gift.

Planned Giving

What is Planned Giving?

Providing for the future well-being of family, and, at the same time, supporting the mission of Strake Jesuit can be accomplished by a variety of gifts known as planned gifts. These are truly Gifts of a Lifetime. Individuals who have made such gifts are included in the school's Loyola Society.

Planned giving is finding ways to make charitable gifts now or after your lifetime while enjoying financial benefits for yourself.

Planned gifts are sometimes referred to as "stop-and-think" gifts because they require some planning and, often, help from your professional advisors. Unlike cash donations, they are typically made from assets in your estate rather than disposable income, and come to fruition upon your death.

Meet the Advancement Team

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Colin Matheny

    Mr. Colin Matheny '02 

    (713) 490-8236
  • Photo of Julie Jewett

    Mrs. Julie Jewett 

    (713) 490-8204
  • Photo of Sheri Bordelon

    Mrs. Sheri Bordelon 

    (713) 490-8160
  • Photo of Hope  Gassett

    Mrs. Hope Gassett 

  • Photo of Kristen House

    Mrs. Kristen House 

    (713) 490-8130
  • Photo of Molly Urbani

    Mrs. Molly Urbani 

    (713) 272-4347
  • Photo of Jennifer Wisniewski

    Mrs. Jennifer Wisniewski 

    (713) 490-8107