Support Us

When considering a gift to CRSM, you can choose from a variety of philanthropic opportunities that allow you to make a gift that is right for your financial situation.

Interested in giving your time?

CRSM has a variety of needs for volunteers. Please tell us a little more about yourself and a CRSM staff member will get back to you with specifics.

Give Online

Online giving provides a quick and secure way to make a gift to CRSM. CRSM gladly accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Click here to make a donation online.

GEM - Goodwill Every Month

Our recurring giving program, GEM, is an opportunity for you to extend the impact of your gift for years to come. With each recurring donation you will be making a significant difference in the life of a deserving young man or women by supporting our mission to provide a quality education to those who otherwise could not afford it. Click here to make a recurring donation online.

IL Tax Credit Scholarships

A Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) is a state-certified 501(c)(3) that administers the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program and awards financial assistance to Illinois students (K-12) who do not have the economic means to attend a private school like CRSM. Contributions made through an SGO feature a 75% state tax credit to all Illinois residents and corporations. Click here to read more about this vehicle of giving.

Cash or Check

Cash gifts and checks may be mailed to:

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep
Attn: Development Office
3106 Belvidere Road
Waukegan, IL 60085

Please make checks payable to Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep and be sure to indicate your giving designation, if any, in the memo line.

Matching Gifts
A number of employers participate in a matching gift program, granting you the opportunity to double or even triple your contribution to CRSM. Check with your Human Resources Department to find out if your company matches charitable gifts.
Gifts of Stock

Giving appreciated stock to CRSM is a strategic way to avoid capital gains taxes, while supporting our mission and students.

Contact Candice Tonon at for instructions for stock giving.

Planned Giving

Supporting CRSM’s mission through one’s estate plans, retirement fund, insurance policy, trust fund, or other form of planned giving provides an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy, while investing in the future of our community. For additional information about planned giving and our Legacy Society at CRSM, please click here.

For questions regarding the various methods of giving at CRSM, please contact Candice Tonon, Director of Development.

Development Staff

Sara Cohen

Foundation Relations Specialist
Phone: 630-336-3669

Miranda Eby

Communications and Analytics Manager
Phone: 224-219-9712 ext. 171

Wendy Feldhaus

Assistant Director of Development
Phone: 224-219-9712 ext. 170

Candice Tonon

Director of Development
Phone: 224-219-9714 ext. 172

Development News

Donor Spotlight: Honoring Zach Perry

Donor Spotlight: Honoring Zach Perry

If everything goes according to plan, the completion of the Zach Perry Field is projected for the end of the 2023. This field holds significance far beyond being a mere soccer pitch for the Cristo Rey Community; it will also serve as a tribute to the late Zach Perry...

Foundation Takes Teens on Impactful Adventures Around the World

Foundation Takes Teens on Impactful Adventures Around the World

For CRSM student Brandon, last summer was a season of superlative adventures, hiking mountains,  kayaking, rafting, glacier excursions, wildlife watching and connecting to the abundant natural beauty of Alaska. The three-week trek was funded through the Ellie Burns...