Ways to Give
One can become a member of the Scholar’s Society by contributing $100.00 each year. The Bishop McNamara Foundation directs this fund and provides $1000.00 scholarships to students from proceeds derived from your membership. Members are guests at a Scholar’s Society dinner each year where each student is presented with the scholarship.
Joan Hegg Faculty Tuition Reimbursement Fund
In 2007, Dr. David Hegg provided a substantial monetary gift in memory of his wife, Joan. Dr. Hegg and Joan sent their children to Mac and worked tirelessly over the years on behalf of the school. The fund has been directed to help defray some cost to faculty as they pursue advanced degrees and continuing education which in turn would provide more educational experiences for our students. Contributions may be made to this fund by contacting the Advancement Office.
One can remember that special person(s) by making a gift to BMHS in honor or in memory of the individual family. Gifts can include a general gift to the school, restricted or unrestricted, or a scholarship in the name of the person/family. The name of the person/family will be inscribed on our memorial plaque which is displayed in the school.
Buy a Brick
A thoughtful way of remembering that special person or family would be the purchasing of a brick with your chosen inscription on it. This would be permanently placed in the special memorial area along the newly constructed main entry to the school. Contact the Advancement Office at 815-933-7620.
Frequently, employers will match your gift to Bishop McNamara thereby increasing the effect of your donation. We encourage you to check with your employer to see if they offer such a program.
Bequests ... Let your gift live on!
As people make their long-term financial plans, they may consider charitable donations.
Wills and trusts are methods for making charitable gifts which will help secure the future of BMHS. Bishop McNamara would be eternally grateful to you if you would consider such a gift. Remembering Bishop McNamara in your will or living trust will help future students obtain a McNamara education.
For more information contact the Advancement Office at 815-933-7620.
We are sometimes asked is one can restrict their gift to a specific purpose. The answer is yes. Please inform us at the time the gift is given. However, unrestricted gifts are greatly appreciated as they allow BMCHS to direct your support to budget priorities. For more information contact the Advancement Office at 815-933-7620.