Giving Information

Donate To The CSC

Leave a legacy that will advance Catholic life at Washington University for years to come. A bequest to the Catholic Student Center is a simple and powerful way to impact generations of young Catholic students.

The CSC is partially funded by a generous grant from the Annual Catholic Appeal, but the greatest support comes from the generous members, parents, alumni and friends of the CSC. The CSC receives no funding from Washington University. Your contributions of time, money, goods, services and prayers enable the CSC to fulfill its mission to serve the spiritual needs of the students of Washington University.


Ways to financially support the CSC:

Cash donations: Checks may be mailed to 6352 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105.

Credit Card: The CSC can accept credit card donations for one-time gifts and recurring payments. You can either do this by calling the CSC Advancement Office or by going directly to ParishPay. One time gifts as well as recurring monthly gifts can be set up on this secure site in a matter of a few short minutes. Feel free to contact Linda Domeyer at 314.935.9191 x202 if you have questions or if you would like the office to process your credit card contribution. Your credit card donations will show up on your bank statement as payable to the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Thank you.

Gifts in Kind: A gift of a tangible item, such as a computer or a couch, that can be utilized by the CSC is tax deductible.

Gifts of Real Estate: You can help the Catholic Student Center continue its mission of service through gifts of real estate. Contact Linda Domeyer or your family and tax or legal advisor for your specific situation.

Planned Giving: You can leave a legacy for the Catholic students at Washington University by making a gift now while retaining an interest in the donated property, or arranging for a gift that the CSC will receive in the future or upon the donor's death.

Matching Gifts: If your employer participates in a matching gift program, you may have the opportunity to double or triple your contribution to the CSC student community. Please contact Linda Domeyer at 314-935-9191 x 202 before contacting your employer.

Electronic Funds Transfer: You can make arrangements for recurring monthly donations to be automatically made from your credit card or bank account. You can use ParishPay (see box above) or call Linda Domeyer at 314-935-9191 x202, and she can enroll you in an EFT program. You may opt out of an EFT program at any time.

Retirement Plans: If you have a retirement plan like a 401(k), and Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or 403(b) you can arrange a future gift to the CSC by naming the CSC as the beneficiary of that retirement plan.

 Those age 70 1/2 and older with an IRA may make charitable contributions of up to $100,000 directly to qualified charities including the CSC and can successfully avoid paying taxes on those distributions.
Insurance Plans: Many people have life insurance policies that were taken out years ago for a specific purpose (like taking care of minor children at home) but are no longer needed for that purpose.  You could appoint the CSC as the beneficiary or can even make a gift of the policy, even if you are still paying premiums, by assigning all rights and benefits to the CSC.  
You can delete the paragraph that says "Retirement Plans Save Taxes for Heirs" and the next paragraph "Annual CSC Newman Gala Chairs" and all that comes after it.
Securities: Gifts of stock and other securities may be given through either the Archdiocese of St. Louis or Washington University for the benefit of the Catholic Student Center. This is an excellent way to avoid capital gains tax on appreciated stock. If you would like to make a gift of securities please contact Linda Domeyer at 314-935-9191 x202 so that the contribution can be tracked through the appropriate institution.

Retirement Plan Bequests Save Taxes for Heirs

If you wish to make a charitable bequest at death, you may want to consider designating the Catholic Student Center as the beneficiary of your retirement plan (IRA, 401(k), profit sharing plan, etc.). Generally, income tax is payable on a distribution to a beneficiary from the retirement plan. If a charity is named as the beneficiary, however, the income tax is avoided on the distribution from the retirement plan following one's death, and the charity and your heirs retain a greater percentage of your estate than if the retirement plan benefits were given to your heirs. For further information on how to include the Catholic Student Center in your estate plan, please contact Linda Domeyer at or at 314-935-9191 x202.

Annual CSC Newman Gala Chairs

The Annual Newman Gala is the culmination of countless gifts of time, treasure and talent contributed by numerous people — the various committees that organize and plan the event, the many individuals who procure auction items, the students and adults who volunteer the night of the event, and the supporters of the community who generously contribute financial resources. The following individuals have spearheaded these efforts each and every year since 2003, and remain valuable members of our community for years to come.

YearChairperson(s)Gala Theme

Juan and Helena Ferreira

World of Wines


Reggie and Carol MacDonald

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Steering Committee

Silver Jubilee – 25 Years of Dreams

Dave and Kathey Taiclet

A Harvest of Blessings

Kevin and Dena O'Malley


Jennifer and Jim Lord

"iGala" / Future of CSC

Mary and Dan Tramelli

"Carnevale di Venezia"

Carol Perry

"Newman-opoly / 1920's"

Bob and Melissa Zaegel

"60 Years of Happy Returns"
2008Kelli and Chris McDonaldNo theme

Bill and Kathy Winfrey

"There's No Place Like Home"

Gina and John Bussmann

"The Red Ball"

Lee Quackenbush

"An Evening in Paris"

Tom and Kathy Sommers

"Meet Me in St. Louis"

Daniel and Sheena Backman

"Mardi Gras"


For further information on ways to give or how to include the Catholic Student Center in your estate plan, please contact Linda Domeyer at or at 314-935-9191 x202.