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At DeSales High School, teaching the young men entrusted to our care to value high standards of character, commitment, and achievement are not only the principles of our mission, they are the promises we keep and the gift we offer the Church, our community and the world beyond.

Every gift, no matter the size, provides vital support to the school and its mission. When you support DeSales High School, you invest in the potential of our students and their ability to change the world. Learn what your gift can purchase.

The Advancement Office manages all charitable giving at the school. Contributions through cash, check, credit card, appreciated stock, real estate or other charitable giving vehicles are welcomed and sincerely appreciated.

Making a contribution to DeSales online with a credit card is as easy as clicking the button below.

If you would like to make a gift by mail, please send to:

Advancement Office
DeSales High School
425 W. Kenwood Drive
Louisville, KY 40214

Monthly Giving Program
Adopt a Colt Monthly Giving Program 
Supporting DeSales as a monthly donor is easy and provides a reliable funding source for our programs and services. 
  • You choose how much you can afford to contribute each month
  • Monthly gifts reduce the financial impact to you but has a much or an even greater impact on those we serve
  • Monthly giving is available online or through bank draft for the Fr. Jude Cattelona Annual Fund and Adopt a Colt Scholarship Program. For PayPal choose "Make this a Monthly Donation," submit the monthly gift amount, and in the "Write a Note" area indicate if the gift is for the annual fund, Support a Colt Scholarship Program, or other. 
  • For bank draft, please contact the Advancement Office at (502) 883-2438 or download the Monthly Giving Form below and return to DeSales.
  • Learn about the Circle of Brotherhood donor level achievable through a $200 monthly gift.
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Matching Gift Programs
Some companies match employee contributions to qualified non-profit organizations like DeSales. You can find out if your company matches employee contributions by contacting your human resource department.
Required Minimum Distribution
Many individuals choose to use a required minimum distribution (RMD) to benefit a non-profit organization through a charitable donation. A RMD is the amount of money that must be withdrawn from a traditional IRA, SEP, or SIMPLE individual retirement account (IRA) by owners and qualified retirement plan participants of retirement age. Roth IRAs do not require a required minimum distribution. Total Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) may be made up to $100,000 in one year.
The age in which you must begin a RMD changed in 2020 and has been updated due to the March 2020 stimulus package. 
Account-holders who are 70-1/2 or older can donate to a qualified charity directly from a traditional IRA, effectively lowering their adjusted gross income. Distributions must be made directly to the charity, not to the owner or beneficiary. All distribution checks need to be made payable to the charity or they will be counted as taxable distributions.
Talk to your IRA custodian about how make a charitable gift through a RMD.
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NOTE: DeSales High School and the DeSales High School Foundation are not permitted to provide tax or legal advice. The information included is based on our understanding of the laws currently in effect. You may wish to consult your personal tax or legal advisor with questions about your specific situation.
For more information on supporting DeSales, please contact:
Jaclyn Grieshaber
Director of Advancement
(502) 883-2438