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 WeShare. 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 Connie Henrion at or call 314-935-9191 x 224  if you have questions or 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.  Please contact Joe Hederman ( or call 314-935-9191 x 202) 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 Joe Hederman ( or call 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 contact Joe Hederman ( or call 314-935-9191 x 202), 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.  
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 Joe Hederman ( or call 314-935-9191 x 202) so that the contribution can be tracked through the appropriate institution.