Ways to Give

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List of 11 items.

  • Check

    Please make check payable to Fenwick High School. Mail to 505 Washington Boulevard Oak Park, IL 60302 Attn: Institutional Advancement
  • Credit and Debit Card

    Visa, Master Card, AmEx, Discover on-line to Make a Gift.
  • Donor Advised Fund

    Fenwick has partnered with a company called Chariot to easily submit a request to make your DAF donation to Fenwick. Click HERE to be directed to their secure platform. For more information on Fenwick's Donor Advised Fund, click HERE.
  • Stock Donations

    Gifts of appreciated stock can be a very tax-efficient way to donate to Fenwick. When you donate appreciated stock, you can avoid capital gains tax. In addition, if you’ve owned the stock for more than one year, you may be able to take a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock if you itemize deductions.

    We’ve invested in this secure online tool that will give you step-by-step instructions on how to make this donation so that you can maximize your contributions towards Fenwick’s strong academic, spiritual, athletic, and service traditions. All the information about Fenwick High School (including nonprofit EIN and brokerage information) will be provided—making the process easy, fast, and intuitive!

    Or please alert your broker to deliver shares to Fenwick using the following instructions:

    Fenwick High School Tax ID# 36-1066828
    Securities that are being contributed to Fenwick High School may be transferred directly to BMO Financial Group electronically via DTC.
    1. Electronic (DTC) Transfers
    Your broker should transfer the stock to the school’s account at BMO Financial Group. Wire instructions for your broker follow:
    BMO Financial Group, Milwaukee DTC #0992

    Fenwick High School 61-1908-01-3
    Donor: (last name)
    Attn: Securities Movement
    2. Electronic (DTC) Transfers of Mutual Funds
    Your broker should transfer the mutual funds to the school’s account at BMO Financial Group. Wire instructions for your broker follow:
    Reliance Trust, Milwaukee DTC #5409
    FFC Client name; account number; donor information
    Attn: FIS Wealth Outsourcing Solutions – Mutual Fund Dept
    Please have your broker contact Katie Vanaria,, 708-948-0306, at Fenwick High School to notify them of your gift. Provide the following information:
    Donor name and address
    Name of security being transferred
    Number of shares
    Date of transfer

    If you have any questions about stock giving, please contact Katie Vanaria,, 708-948-0306.
  • Cryptocurrency

    Fenwick High School is now accepting donations via cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
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  • Recurring Gifts

    Fenwick Guardians is Fenwick's monthly-giving program. Guardians are generous and loyal benefactors who commit to an automated monthly gift via credit card or ACH withdrawal. Please visit Fenwick Guardian or contact Cindy Erwin, Director of Annual Giving or 708-948-0324 for more information.
  • Pledges

    A pledge may be made within the same fiscal year (July 1 to June 30): e.g., a pledge for annual giving can be made in the fall with the intention it be paid in the spring. Or a pledge can be made for a multi-year period including either/both the Fenwick Fund and/or the Centennial Capital Campaign. For example, a combined pledge may be something like the following: $10,000/year for five years (total of $50,000) to be evenly split between $5,000/year for the Fenwick Fund and $5,000/year for the Centennial Campaign.
  • Corporate Matching Gifts

    Many corporations encourage their employees' community interests by matching some or all (usually up to a maximum amount) of employees' charitable gifts.

    Matching gifts from employers are an excellent way for you to leverage your gift to Fenwick and receive credit for that matching gift in your gift record. We strongly encourage you to see if your employer has a matching gift program, and if so, to take advantage of it to increase your gift to Fenwick!

    Click here to see if your employer will match your donation!
  • Event Participation

    Fenwick's three main institutional fundraising events are the Blackfriars Gala, the Friar Classic Golf Outing and the Pass the Torch golf outing. 
  • Gifts-In-Kind

    Gifts of tangible property or services. These are most often gifts of a specific item or piece of equipment for a particular program or team or auction items that Fenwick may use at one of several auctions related to its events throughout the year. This may also be a professional service that is provided to Fenwick at reduced or no cost.

    Per IRS regulations, gifts-in-kind will be acknowledged with a donation letter that describes the item or service provided but does not place a dollar value on the donation. It is up to the donor and his/her tax advisor to determine a value for charitable gift purposes.
  • Courtyard Bricks

    Support the future of Fenwick High School by leaving your mark in the Fenwick Friar Courtyard. Custom bricks allow you to honor loved ones, acknowledge students, teachers and coaches, or commemorate an event.

    For more information about the courtyard bricks, please contact Katie M. Vanaria, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, or 708-948-0306.
Please see Planned Giving for other gifts of property (e.g., private securities, real estate, collectibles, etc.), life insurance, charitable trusts, wills and estates, and so on.

*Fenwick High School does not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your own tax and/or legal advisor before making any charitable gift to Fenwick. Fenwick's federal tax ID is 36-1066828.

For more information about the various ways to give and/or any general questions about Fenwick’s philanthropic efforts, please contact Vice President of Institutional Advancement Chris Ritten at or 708-948-0350.

Thank you for your support of Fenwick High School!

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