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Gifts by Mail

Please print and complete our Donation Form and send it along with your gift of cash or check to:

St. Bede Development Office
24 West US Highway 6
Peru, Illinois 61354

Please make your check payable to The Benedictine Society of St. Bede.

If you are making a gift by mail using your credit card, simply complete the credit card portion of the Donation Form with your credit card information and send it to the above address.

Gifts by Phone

Call our Development Office at (815) 223-3140.

Gifts by Automatic Transfer of Funds

Receiver ABA:071902043
Bank Name: LaSalle State Bank
Account #:4502396
Account Name: St. Bede Academy, 24 W US HWY 6, Peru, Il.61354

On-line Gifts

You may choose to make a donation using your credit card or debit card on-line.  This is a quick, simple and secure way to make a gift.  To make your gift on-line, complete the Donation Form.  After completing your gift, you will receive an e-mail confirmation.

St. Bede Fund

The St. Bede Fund is comprised of annual gifts from alumni, parents, and friends. As a non-profit organization, we rely on our fund raising efforts.  Our largest income comes from our Annual fund campaign.  You can join us at any of the following levels of giving:

Saint Benedict Society $15,000 and above
Saint Bede Society $10,000 – $14,999
Abbot’s Associates $5,000 – $9,999
Br. Otto Gross Society $1,000 – $4,999
Benefactor $500
Friend $250
Patron up to $100 

Matching Gifts

Some employers offer a matching gift program for charitable gifts made by employees.  Check to see if your company participates in such a program.  Their match could significantly increase your gift.

Below is a list of companies that are currently matching gifts to St. Bede.

Anheuser-Busch Foundation IBM
Citgo Ingersoll Rand
CME Group Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc.
Country Financial Motorola Foundation
Daubert Chemical Co., Inc. Northwestern Mutual Life Foundations
Entergy Raytheon Company
Exelon Stone Energy Corporation
FMC Technologies, Inc. Tidewater, Inc.
Hollingsworth & Vose Company Wisconsin Energy Corporation 

*This list is not all inclusive so please check with your employer to find out if they have a matching gift program.

Special Gifts

Both the Abbey and the Academy always have special projects and items needed at any given time. If you wish to donate your time, talent or treasure in assisting with a specific project or item, call the St. Bede development office at (815) 223-3140; ext. 243.


The Auction has provided the funding of a Catholic education in the Benedictine tradition for each and every student attending St. Bede. The Auction gala event attracts over 300 guests annually. If you would like further information about how you can donate your time, talent or treasure to the current Auction; go to the Academy website, and click on St. Bede Auction found under the Contribute Menu.

Scholarships/Tuition Assistance

The scholarship and tuition assistance programs allow families with a financial need to apply for and receive assistance with tuition. If you are interested in giving to either of these programs, call the St. Bede development office at (815) 223-3140; ext. 243.

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