Ways to Give

Support Bishop Chatard


Make an immediate impact at Bishop Chatard with an online gift today!

Showing your support for Bishop Chatard can be simple and automatic. Setting up a recurring gift is convenient, customizable and environmentally friendly. Most important, recurring gifts ensure a steady source of support for Bishop Chatard’s students, faculty and community.

Setup a Recurring Gift 

Recurring gifts are an easy way to make a big impact that works for your budget and schedule.

  • Set up your gift one time, and it will automatically deduct from your credit card according to your preferences, including:
    • Frequency – monthly, quarterly, yearly
    • Amount deducted per payment ($10 minimum)
  • You will receive an annual tax receipt summarizing your gifts.
  • Stop or adjust your gift at any time by calling 317-251-1451, ext. 2275 (Liz Hoffman).
  • As always, you can direct your support to the area of Bishop Chatard that means the most to you.

Your online donation is secure and flexible, and while your gift is active, you will receive fewer requests for your support throughout the year.

If you have questions about your recurring gift, contact the Bishop Chatard Development Office at 317-251-1451 ext. 2275, or email Liz Hoffman at LHoffman@bishopchatard.org

Electronic fund transfers (EFT) provide an opportunity to spread installments of your annual gift over an entire year through monthly or quarterly payments directly from your bank account. It is easy, secure and provides a reliable source of funding our Annual Fund, dedicated to our students and teachers.

A gift through EFT reduces paper waste and postage costs allowing us to be better stewards of our natural resources as well as better stewards of your gift. As a result, your gift will have an even greater impact on students at Bishop Chatard.

EFT is also excellent choice for budgeting purposes. For many, an annual gift divided over the course of a year is more manageable. Increased gifts are also easier to make through EFT, helping current students even more!

Make a commitment today via EFT. In our donation form, choose ‘Pledge Installments’ to spread the payment over the year and choose ‘Direct Debit’ as your method of payment to make the payment from your bank account.
Open donation form to setup EFT

Each year, numerous corporations match gifts to Bishop Chatard through employee matching gift programs. Gifts can be matched by the employer of the donor or their spouse. Learn more about the value of matching gifts and search employers who offer this benefit.

As an Indiana resident, there is no limit to how much you can give and still receive the 50% state tax credit, provided the donation does not exceed the available credits under the cap. (The state has allocated $17.5 million for fiscal year 2022)

Often the credit money available is exhausted, and once that dollar amount is reached, the credits stop. How can you ensure you receive the tax credit? Donate today!

Donations may be made via cash, checks, credit/debit cards, IRA-qualified charitable distributions or publicly traded securities (stocks, bonds or mutual funds).

Contact Margaret Ruffing, Executive Director of Development, at 317-251-1451, ext. 2242, or mruffing@bishopchatard.org if you would like to learn more.

Learn More about IQE or initiate a donation

Through a gift of stock, you are entitled to significant tax savings by giving appreciated securities. Click here to learn more.

Planned Gifts include charitable gift annuities or trusts, including Bishop Chatard in your will, designating Bishop Chatard as a beneficiary of a retirement account or insurance policy, or gifting property.

View planned giving options

Donations mailed to Bishop Chatard High School are gratefully accepted. Please send your gift to:

Bishop Chatard High School, Advancement Office, 5885 Crittenden Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220

Bishop Chatard Development Office personnel are always happy to speak with community members, and donations are gratefully accepted via telephone at  317-251-1451, ext. 2242.

The Bishop Chatard community supports businesses and organizations that support our students! Alumni, current and past parents, and friends come together at special times throughout the year to provide the momentum for our Archdiocesan North Deanery high school to fulfill its mission. Local businesses and organizations have the opportunity to connect with thousands in the Trojan community through sponsorship of school events.

View sponsorship opportunities

As a BCHS employee, you can choose the best way to make your gift to Bishop Chatard online. Whether that be through payroll deduction or credit/debit card, you can make your gift directly to BCHS:

Annual Fund

Angel Fund

Checks (made out to BCHS) or cash gifts may be dropped off in the Main Office or the Advancement Office in the SBC.

Faculty/Staff Annual Fund Form.

BCHS Fundraising Policy ensures a consistent and fair procedure for approving all fundraising activities.
Read BCHS Fundraising Policy
Fundraising Request Form

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