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Areas of Support

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  • A Vision for Access, Innovation and Excellence

    Regis Jesuit High School relies on annual, tax-deductible donations to enhance the Raider experience for every student. We invite all members of the RJ community—parents, alumni, faculty, staff, parents of alumni, grandparents and friends—to come together with philanthropic support to continue to advance the transformational mission, values and strategic vision of the school.

    Your gift in support of any of funding initiative helps advance the strategic vision of the school.

Inspire & Ignite Fund

The Inspire & Ignite Fund is Regis Jesuit’s annual fundraising effort which benefits every student during the current academic year and helps to advance the strategic vision of the school: ensuring access and affordability for all qualified students, faculty excellence, essential formative programs and an innovative campus environment.
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Endowment Fund

A strong endowment gives Regis Jesuit the confidence to plan and make strategic decisions that will ensure our school remains accessible and affordable for every student. 

Advancement FAQs

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  • What is Advancement?

    Regis Jesuit’s Advancement team partners closely with parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, alumni, students, faculty and staff to build community, foster meaningful engagement and promote a culture of philanthropy. The relationships we nurture directly benefit our students and advance the mission of the school.  
  • Why does Regis Jesuit need to fundraise?

    Regis Jesuit relies on annual, tax-deductible donations to impact the Raider experience for every student. Because tuition does not fully cover the cost to educate a student, we rely on the generosity of our community not only to help us meet the current needs of the academic year, but also provide priority enhancements to the RJ experience
  • What is the Inspire & Ignite Fund?

    The Inspire & Ignite Fund is the primary fundraising initiative for Regis Jesuit High School. Gifts to this fund are used to benefit every student during the current academic year as well as to help advance the strategic vision of the school—ensuring access and affordability for all qualified students, faculty excellence, essential formative programs and an innovative campus environment.
  • When will you be invited to participate?

    • October: You will receive an invitation by mail and email to make a donation to the Inspire & Ignite Fund. Please consider a gift that’s within your family's ability and comfort level.
    • December: If you have not yet made your gift to the Inspire & Ignite Fund, you will receive a second invitation to make a tax-deductible donation for the 2021 tax year. A great time to make your yearend gift is on Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
    • January-March: LARK Dinner-Auction preparations start gearing up! Families will receive an invitation to attend the event, as well as many opportunities to participate in the success of LARK including sponsorship, underwriting, Gift Gatherings, donating auction items and volunteering on the committee to help plan the event. 
    • April: The 49th annual LARK-Dinner Auction, the school's largest community event fundraiser, takes place! Save the date for Saturday, April 23, 2022. The evening revolves around a creative theme, including Mass, student speakers and auctions. We look forward to being back in person this year!
    • May-June: Families who have not yet made a gift to the Inspire & Ignite Fund will receive a final invitation to participate before the end of the school’s fiscal year. 

Ways to Give

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  • Gifts of Cash/Check/Online Donations

    Please consider making your gift using your credit card or direct debit through our secure website, via stock or wire transfer or a donor-advised fund.

    Checks can be made out to “Regis Jesuit High School” and mailed to:
    Regis Jesuit High School
    Attn: Advancement Office
    6300 South Lewiston Way
    Aurora, CO 80016
  • Gifts of In-Kind Donations

    Gifts in-kind are generally defined as non-cash donations of equipment or supplies that have been purchased by the donor and given to the school to meet a specific purpose or need such as gift cards, books, equipment, software, licenses, food, supplies and furnishings. 
  • Gifts of Stocks/Securities

    Using publicly-traded stock to make a gift to Regis Jesuit can be a tax-wise method of giving, especially if the stock has appreciated in value since you acquired it. Giving appreciated stock saves you tax dollars in two ways:
    • First, you will receive an income-tax deduction for the current value of the stock. This value is the average of the high and low trading price on the transfer date.
    • Second, you avoid paying the tax on the capital gain of the stock. So that we can be sure to accurately match the donation to you, please alert an Advancement team member that you have made a gift of stock.
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  • Gifts from an IRA Distribution

    Donors who are at least 70½ years of age or older may transfer up to $100,000 from an IRA directly to a qualifying charity such as Regis Jesuit High School. These otherwise taxable distributions can satisfy your annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) and exclude these funds from your taxable income.
  • Gifts from a Donor-Advised Fund

    A donor-advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to Regis Jesuit High School and other charities. You transfer cash or other assets to a tax-exempt sponsoring organization such as a public foundation. You can then recommend-but not direct-how much and how often money is granted. In return, you qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction at the time you contribute to the account.
  • Gifts from an Employer Match

    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest! The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
  • Gifts from Legacy Planning

    When you include Regis Jesuit in your will or estate plan, you become a member of the St. John Francis Regis Legacy Society, which recognizes your important contribution and demonstrates your commitment to the mission of Regis Jesuit.
I saw my parents putting money in the collection plate every week and I learned early on that giving back is incredibly important. When I look at the places I can support, I choose the ones that are most deserving and also will be the most appreciative. For me, Regis Jesuit certainly fits that criteria.” – Mike Armistead ‘82

Other Opportunities

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  • Advancement & Alumni Events

    Throughout the year, Advancement hosts a variety of events for our alumni, parents, faculty, staff and companions to build community, foster meaningful engagement and promote a culture of philanthropy that advances the mission of Regis Jesuit.
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  • Honor & Memorial Gifts

    Make a gift to Regis Jesuit in memory of deceased members of the community or in honor of individuals who continue to advance the mission of the school. We ask that you pray for both those who have departed our world and for those whose lives we continue to share.

    Please enter the name of the person in whose honor or memory you are donating in the "comments" box.
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  • Pledge Payment

    We are grateful to all of our mission partners who have committed to fulfilling pledges to Regis Jesuit High School.
  • Volunteer

    The support of parents, alumni and friends through assistance at activities and community events is encouraged, welcomed and appreciated. Involvement on campus is the best way to fully embrace the Raider experience! There are numerous one-time events throughout the school year to fit every interest, skill set and level of involvement.
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Questions? Contact

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  • Photo of Mindae Russell

    Mindae Russell 

    Vice President of Advancement
    (303) 269-8094
  • Photo of Bethany Carmellini

    Bethany Carmellini 

    Director of Annual Giving & Scholarships
    (303) 269-8026
  • Photo of Paul Miller

    Paul Miller 04

    Director of Alumni Relations
    (303) 269-8047
  • Photo of Malone O'Connor

    Malone O'Connor 

    Associate Director of Philanthropy
    (303) 269-8041
  • Photo of Mary Zimmerman

    Mary Zimmerman 

    Director of Philanthropy & Legacy Giving
    (303) 269-8077

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