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.

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

Wendy Feldhaus

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

Mary Lane

Data Manager
Phone: 847-323-4251 ext. 104

Mary Beth Sammons

Officer of Communications
Phone: 847-757-3189

Candice Tonon

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

Development News

CRSM Receives $15,000 for COVID-19 Community Response Efforts

CRSM Receives $15,000 for COVID-19 Community Response Efforts

The Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County awarded CRSM a $15,000 grant for its extensive health outreach efforts to students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. CRSM was honored for “providing extensive parent education, mobile food drives and...

Govenor Pritzker Visits CRSM

Govenor Pritzker Visits CRSM

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined legislators, community leaders and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity at Cristo Rey St. Martin on May 9 to announce $30 million in funding for over a dozen projects that aim to reduce stormwater flooding in...