In January 2000, St. Bartholomew School was blessed with a miracle. An anonymous gift was bestowed upon the school, consisting of much needed new windows, interior and exterior doors, lighting, chalk boards and white boards in both the Addison building (built in 1950) and the Patterson building (built in 1962), a new roof and boiler in the Addison building, and other improvements to our physical plant.
Inspired by that gift, a group of parents formed the Angels Among Us committee to support program enhancements, so that the curriculum inside of the school matched our wonderful new surroundings. Since then, the Angels helped fund a new computer lab and Internet connectivity and support.
Angel Program Grows
As the Angel program has grown, the committee---along with our pastor and our principal have expanded the concept of the Angel fund to create a School Endowment. Mindful of our 99-year history of serving the northwest side of Chicago, we recognize the need for long-term planning so that we can continue our mission of excellent educational opportunities in a faith-based setting. The Endowment will fund not only program enhancements like technology, but also tuition assistance and major facilities projects.
How the Endowment Works
A school endowment provides one of the most effective means of stabilizing finances and ensuring that the educational and faith formation experience remains Catholic, excellent, and vital at St. Bartholomew. It is a restricted fund that is invested and maintained in perpetuity. Only the interest generated is used. This means that gifts toward the endowment are gifts that keep on giving.
For more information on the St. Bartholomew Endowment Fund contact,
- school office: 773.282.9373
- write to:
4941 W. Patterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
Consider naming St. Bartholomew School in your will. This is a wonderful way to leave a legacy and to give a gift that forever perpetuates our Catholic faith and the unparalleled benefits our school offers each child. For more information about making a gift through your will, please call the school office 773.282.9373.
Tax Credit Scholarship Program
Illinois’ tax credit scholarship program through the “Invest in Kids” Act provides strong incentives for donors to support non-public school scholarships for low-income students in the state. Illinois students from low-income families may use these new scholarships to attend a non-public school of their choice, including the almost 200 Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools in Cook and Lake Counties.
Donating to a Tax Credit Scholarship
In 2020, about 40 St. Bartholomew students were awarded scholarships, however, an equal amount of students remained on the wait list without a scholarship. Many more students could benefit from your generosity. The need is great. Your gift through a tax credit scholarship provides a high-quality, faith-based education for generations of students to come.
Consider applying for your tax credit today. To review the process, click here.
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