Donnelly '15 Featured in Chicago Magazine for His Compost Business

Even for a college student, Liam Donnelly '15 pulls a lot of all-nighters. The 20-year-old junior at Loyola University Chicago is carrying a course load that has him on pace to graduate early, but he isn’t burning the midnight oil cramming for exams. As cyclist-in-chief for WasteNot Compost, the company he founded at age 15, Donnelly '15 spends the overnight hours biking across Chicago’s North Side, trailer in tow, to pick up his clients’ buckets of waste. CLICK HERE to read the full article. 

Miller Named Head Football Coach

Ignatius Students Lift Voices for the Holidays

A group of Ignatius students recently showed their Christmas spirit by befriending children from an after-school program in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. CLICK HERE to read the full article from the Beverly Review

The Clock is Ticking... Act Now for the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program

Many of you have heard about Senate Bill 1947 regarding State of Illinois income tax credits that will assist Catholic and private schools. This is the first time the State of Illinois is providing tax credits to non-public elementary and secondary education. This program might be helpful as you plan for 2017 state taxes. Donors are encouraged to apply for a tax credit as early in 2018 as possible.  In order to apply for a tax credit you must first go to the website and request a "LetterID" number that you must input to the IL Dept. of Revenue website when tax credit applications open on January 2nd.  The "LetterID" will be sent via the postal service and could take up to 10 days to arrive.  CLICK HERE for instructions on how to apply for the LetterID.  CLICK HERE for instructions on the tax credit application.

Many details regarding the new school tax credit program, which was passed by the state legislature this Fall, remain undetermined. CLICK HERE for more information about the program and what Saint Ignatius is doing at the present time. 

Until the State Department of Finance comes out with further guidelines, this is all the school has to work with. The Archdiocese is working on affiliating with an existing Scholarship Granting Organization that would serve as an umbrella for all Catholic schools. If you have questions please contact John Chandler, at 312-432-8350.

New Choir & Orchestra Christmas CD Now On Sale!

The Saint Ignatius Choir and Orchestra proudly announce The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - 2017 Christmas CD.   

Christmas CD’s are $15. To order, please email



One week at the Four Seasons Aviara Residence Club
Just north of San Diego, Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara offers a vacation home in the heart of a unique Pacific coastal community- graced by one of America’s finest year round climates.
This is your chance to bid on an early Gloriam 2018 auction item. These beautiful accommodations include two spacious master suites, 3 full bathrooms, a full kitchen and all of the Four Seasons touches. It is available from Saturday, March 31st to Saturday, April 7th 2018.

Some of the amenities include the Driftwood Spa, full fitness center, two swimming pools, Four Seasons Kids Club, 90+ golf courses nearby and dining at a variety of restaurants.
The opening bid is $5,000 and bidding will close on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 4:00pm.

For more information on the Four Seasons property please CLICK HERE
Generously donated by the Stuart Family


Support Our Students Now: Invest in Saint Ignatius and Lower Your Taxes

End of the Year Gift Planning Ideas

As the end of the year approaches, you may be looking for ways to save on taxes and end the year well by transforming students’ lives at Saint Ignatius College Prep. There are a number of charitable planning ideas that can help you lower your income and taxes this year. Here are some ways you can shift tax dollars to charitable dollars and support Saint Ignatius College Prep:

  • IRA Charitable Rollover – Persons age 70 ½ or older can rollover up to $100,000 from their IRA to a qualified charity like Saint Ignatius. This can lower your income and taxes.  
    • Donor Advised Fund (DAF) – Make a tax deductible gift to a DAF, which gives you the ability to make grants to your favorite charities this year and in future years. You can even open a Saint Ignatius DAF!
    • Charitable Gift Annuity – Receive an immediate charitable tax deduction and a fixed payment for life.  
    • Outright Gift of an Asset – Make a gift of stock, real estate or another asset, avoid paying capital gains tax on the transfer and receive a tax saving charitable deduction.



Financial aid students at Saint Ignatius depend upon your generosity. As 2017 comes to a conclusion you still have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students. Every gift enables young men and women from marginalized economic circumstances to benefit from academic, spiritual, and formation programs. Consider the following annual funding needs: 

$100 provides lunch for a student for a month
$300 pays retreat fees for a student on financial aid
$400 provides electronic books for a year 
$500 enables a financial aid student to perform a summer service trip
$1,000 help us meet the financial aid awards for this year 
$2,500 sponsors one financial aid student

For strategic gifting opportunities, please contact Geoff Hammond at 312-432-8406 or

Donate in the 2017 tax year...

DONATE ONLINE  by 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2017 by CLICKING HERE.

MAIL A CHECK  postmarked by December 31, 2017, to Saint Ignatius College Prep-Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ, President-1076 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608.

GIVE OVER THE PHONE  and have your questions answered, or inquire about a stock transfer by calling David Stephens or John Chandler at 312-432-8321. The office will be open until 6pm on December 31, 2017.

MAKE A STOCK GIFT  via the broker for Saint Ignatius: Sue Ingraffia, Northern Trust Securities, Northern Trust’s DTC # 0226, Saint Ignatius Account # NT2-056464, Phone: 312-557-2912, Saint Ignatius Tax I.D. # 36-2167867.

Thank you for your continued support of our students!

May We Help?

I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. Please call or email me. 

Geoff Hammond ′90 Constituent Relations, Major Gifts & Planned Giving Officer 312-432-8430.

Saint Ignatius College Prep is an educational institution and does not provide tax, legal, or financial advice. Any document or information provided to you by our staff is intended to be educational and informational. Saint Ignatius College Prep strongly encourages all of our donors to seek counsel from their own legal and financial advisers.

Can You Support A Student This Advent Season?


As we enter the season of Advent, our Saint Ignatius College Prep school community prepares for the birth of Christ, the coming of His kingdom, and the beginning of the Christmas season.

At this time of year we also look back upon our student’s many accomplishments during the first semester. Whether in the classroom, athletic field or co-curricular club, we can all take pride in knowing our students are making the most of the extraordinary Catholic, Jesuit education they are receiving.

Your previous generosity has enabled more than 1/3 of the student body to receive tuition assistance. During the remaining days of Advent you have the chance to make an ever-lasting difference in the life of a student.

I am hopeful that each member of our school community will pick one day this Advent season to give back to Saint Ignatius and make a donation to the school’s Tuition Assistance Program.

You and your families will be in my prayers this Advent season and during the new year.

God Bless,

Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ

Please CLICK HERE to make a donation online. Or you may call 312-432-8321 to make a donation by phone.

Saint Ignatius College Prep Strategic Plan

As the school year continues, we take this opportunity to remind everyone of the ongoing strategic initiatives of the school. Please CLICK HERE to see an overview of the plan. 

Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist Release Christmas CD

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