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The Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Association strive to ensure the future of Calumet College of St. Joseph by securing private philanthropic gifts. Institutional Advancement supports, encourages, and promotes the College’s academic mission and vison. It supports student learning and success, the delivery of administrative and academic services and programs, and overall maintenance of the college grounds through visibility, outside funding, donor engagement, and strategic community partnerships. The office also coordinates the Annual Trustees’ Scholarship Ball, the College’s signature fundraising event.
Strong alumni relations are critical to the mission and success of Institutional Advancement and the vitality of the College as a whole. The office, in concert with the Alumni Association, is dedicated to engaging alumni who want to give back to their alma mater.

Annual Ball

Calumet College of Saint Joseph's Fifty-third Annual Scholarship Gala

The Board of Trustees of Calumet College of St. Joseph cordially invites you to the 53rd Annual Scholarship Gala on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, IN.

With close to 90 percent of our students eligible for financial aid, it is often a scholarship that can be a deciding factor on whether a student will be able to achieve their dreams of higher education. Your support of the Scholarship Gala will help make education possible for deserving students. We invite you, your colleagues, and friends to join us for this special occasion.

2018 Honorees

Frank Schilling
St. Joseph the Worker Award

Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP
Corporate Leadership Award

Augusto Flores, Jr.
Br. Gerard Von Hagel Alumni Award

Tickets

$175 Individual

$300 Couple

$1500 Table (10 seats)

Online Purchase of Tickets & Tables:

CCSJ Employees Only:                  

For ticket reservations call (219) 473-4388 or email ediaz@ccsj.edu.

Sponsorships

A Variety of Sponsorship and Advertisement Opportunities are Available.

A portion of the Gala tickets, tables and sponsorships is tax-deductible. If you need additional information on sponsorships, please contact Ester Diaz at ediaz@ccsj.edu or 219-473-4388. We look forward to sharing a wonderful evening with you!

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St. Joseph's Society


Calumet College of St. Joseph expresses its gratitude to the members of the 2015-2016 St. Joseph Society. The College is proud to recognize the St. Joseph Society for their philanthropic commitment to Calumet College of St. Joseph.
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these records, we encourage our readers to alert the Office of Institutional Advancement of any errors or omissions by calling (219) 473-4318 or by e-mailing development@ccsj.edu. We also extend special thanks to those corporations that provided matching gifts to increase the support provided by donors indicated with an *. Bold indicates a CCSJ Alumni.


The St. Joseph Society

It is by no accident that Calumet College of St. Joseph named a donor recognition society after the school’s patron. St. Joseph was an exemplary man who subordinated his own ambitions and desires to respond to God’s will for him and fulfilled his responsibilities toward his family and community.
Established in 2010, the St. Joseph Society is our donor society that recognizes committed individuals whose annual gifts serve to shape the future of Calumet College of St. Joseph and its students. Gifts are used to:

  • Provide scholarships and financial aid for deserving students
  • Further our mission and programs
  • Support CCSJ’s areas of greatest need

How to Become a Member

Membership is extended to donors who have contributed a minimum of $1,000 during a single fiscal year. Gifts, pledge payments, and matching gifts received between July 1 and June 30 of each fiscal year qualify donors for membership that year. Single or multiple gifts directed to any purpose at Calumet College of St. Joseph and given within the fiscal year are counted towards your total for recognition at this level.


Recognition

Calumet College of St. Joseph is extremely grateful for the commitment St. Joseph Society members make each and every year. Recognition of members includes:

  • Invitation to the President’s Annual Spring Luncheon and the St. Joseph Society Cocktail Reception
  • Name on CCSJ’s Donor Wall
  • Periodic email announcements of major College news and milestones
  • Invitations to lectures and seminars led by distinguished faculty members
  • Preferential seating at the Annual Trustees’ Scholarship Ball, our signature event

Give Today

Consider Making a Gift that will help shape the future of Calumet College of St. Joseph and ensure we can continue to meet the academic, co-curricular, and financial needs of our students.
To learn more about the St. Joseph Society or giving to CCSJ, please visit www.ccsj.edu/giving or contact Ester Diaz, Director of Institutional Advancement, at ediaz2@ccsj.edu or 219.473.4388.
Thank you!

Meet the Staff

Ester Diaz

Director of Institutional Advancement
Room 619
(219) 473-4388
ediaz2@ccsj.edu


Tax Credit for Indiana Residents

Gifts made to Calumet College of St. Joseph are tax deductible and Indiana residents can qualify for a 50% tax credit (up to $200 - married, filing joint return, or $100 - single filer) by filing the CC-40 form.
To take advantage of this opportunity, you must use the Indiana Department of Revenue Schedule CC-40 when filing your state income tax return. After clicking on the link, you will need to go to the last section on the page under “Other Individual Forms/Schedules” and choose the first option: CC-40 Indiana College Credit.

Giving at Year End

There are many ways to make a meaningful gift to Calumet College of St. Joseph and right now is the perfect time to make a gift. As you consider your charitable gifts between now and the end of the year, remember that gifts made now could generate income tax deductions that may help reduce your tax bill for 2017.

Please note that Calumet College of St. Joseph will be closed for the holidays beginning
4:30 pm Thursday, December 21 through 8:30 am Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Ways to Make a Year-End Gift

By Visiting Our Office

Feel free to drop off your gift at our office by Thursday, December 21, 2017. Our hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We’d love to see you!

Online via Credit Card

The most convenient, secure, and easiest way to ensure that your year-end gift to Calumet College of St. Joseph is received on time is to make it online via the CCSJ website www.ccsj.edu Please be sure to make your online gift by 11:59 p.m. (Central Standard Time) on Sunday, December 31, 2017.

By Phone

If you wish to make a gift via credit card but do not have access to the Internet, please call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (219) 473-4388 by December 21, 2017. Please have your credit card number, expiration date, daytime telephone number, and gift designation ready. After December 21, gifts can be made via our secure online giving page.

By Mail

If you prefer, you can send a gift check by mail. The check must be mailed via the U.S. Postal Service with postmark and check date on or before December 31, 2017, in order to receive credit for 2017. Please make your check payable to “Calumet College of St. Joseph” and mail gift to:

Calumet College of St. Joseph
Office of Institutional Advancement
2400 New York Avenue
Whiting, IN 46394

Gifts of Securities

Making a gift with appreciated stock is an exceptional way to support Calumet College of St. Joseph. In most instances, you will save on capital gains and receive an income tax deduction for a charitable gift while enabling the College to provide the best educational opportunities for students.

Here is a quick guide to ensure the successful execution of your gift of stocks/securities.

DTA Gift of Stock Form (PDF)

Tax Credit for Indiana Residents

Indiana will give you a 50% tax credit for each dollar you give to Calumet College of St. Joseph, up to $200 in donations or up to $100 of tax credit. This benefit is doubled for individuals filing a married or joint return to a total of up to $400 in donations yielding up to $200 in tax credit.

To take advantage of this opportunity, you must use the Indiana Department of Revenue Schedule CC-40 Indiana College Credit Form when filing your state income tax return.

Questions about Year-End Giving or Supporting CCSJ:

Please call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (219)473-4388 for additional information.

With sincere appreciation, we wish you great joy and prosperity this Christmas season and throughout the coming year.


Make a Gift to CCSJ

Giving to CCSJ


CCSJ Fund

The CCSJ Fund provides flexible, unrestricted dollars to support and enhance the mission of the college. Financial gifts of any size, no matter how big or small, are accepted as yearly donations to provide support for academic departments, student activities, campus maintenance, and more. Your gifts go to work immediately to meet Calumet College of St. Joseph’s most important needs and priorities.


Scholarships

Now more than ever, scholarships are of critical importance. The need and demand for financial aid continues to increase. Every gift, whatever the amount, has the potential to make a difference in a student’s life.


Gift of Light and Learning

The Gift of Light and Learning is a five-year, $2.5 million initiative to replace and restore the building’s 508 deteriorating windows. Alumni across all the graduating years are pledging their support towards this very critical initiative.
“Windows serve as lenses to view the world. They also let light in so that the task of learning and living can be pursued.” - Dr. Lowery, CCSJ President


Crimson Wave athletics

Gifts towards the Crimson Wave athletics are needed for CCSJ to continue to offer competitive scholarships, recruit talented-athletes, and provided them with the education and environment to win.


Endowed Giving

Gifts to endowment are the College’s best means for ensuring sustainability for the future. They also provide an opportunity for you to create a lasting impact at Calumet College of St. Joseph.

  • General Scholarship
  • Education Program Fund
  • Dennis & Leslie Rittenmeyer Scholarship Fund
  • Endowed Chairs
    • Quentin P. Smith Science Chair
    • James Fattore Endowed Chair
    • C.PP.S. Chair in Social Justice
    • Catholic Identify Chair

Online Gifts

When you make your gift to Calumet College of St. Joseph using our secure online giving page, your gift is received immediately and can be put to good use. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.


Gifts by Mail or Telephone

If you would prefer to send a gift through standard mail, please print a Giving Form and send the form, along with your check or credit card information and any instructions regarding the gift designation, to our office at the address listed below. Please make checks payable Calumet College of St. Joseph and mail to our office at the address below:

Calumet College of St. Joseph
Office of Institutional Advancement
2400 New York Avenue
Whiting, IN 46394


Credit Card by Phone

To make a credit card gift by phone, call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (219) 473-4318. Please have your credit card number, expiration date, and daytime telephone number ready.


CCSJ Faculty and Staff

One of the fastest, easiest and most convenient ways to make a gift is through payroll deduction. By completing the Payroll Deduction Form, you decide how much to be automatically deducted from each paycheck and where your support may be designated. Payroll deduction will continue until we receive written notice from you to increase, decrease or stop deductions.


Employer Matching Gifts

A matching gift from your employer can increase the value of your gift to Calumet College of St. Joseph. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees.
If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to Calumet College of St. Joseph may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.


Please note: Calumet College of St. Joseph is an educational institution and does not provide tax, legal, or financial advice. Any document or information shared by our staff is intended to be educational. We strongly encourage donors to seek counsel from their own legal and financial advisors. Please be aware that any information or documents shared by our staff cannot be used to avoid tax-related penalties.


Gifts of Stocks and Securities

Making a gift with appreciated stock is an exceptional way to support Calumet College of St. Joseph. In most instances, you will save on capital gains and receive an income tax deduction for a charitable gift while enabling the College to provide the best educational opportunities for students.

Here is a quick guide to ensure the successful execution of your gift of stocks/securities.

If you physically hold the shares:
The stock certificate and a stock power must be sent to Calumet College of St. Joseph. Your stock power must include a guaranteed signature. For security reasons, this information should be sent in a separate envelope from the stock certificate. Both items should be sent to:

Calumet College of St. Joseph
Office of Institutional Advancement
2400 New York Avenue, Room 619
Whiting, IN 46394

If the stock is held in a brokerage account, and the stock is simply being transferred:
For your convenience, print the DTC Transfer Instruction Sheet Form.

Cetera
DTC #0701
Account #2US15418
for the benefit of Calumet College of St. Joseph

If using this method, please notify the Office of Institutional Advancement of the gift by sending a copy of the transfer instructions by email to ediaz2@ccsj.edu or fax to (219) 473-4259 (ATTN: Inst. Advance). This allows the gift to be identified when it arrives.


Acknowledgement and Gift Processing

When the College receives a gift of securities and matches that gift to the donor, we will send a gift receipt verifying the nature of the gift, the gift valuation date and the gift valuation amount. Neither gains nor losses realized by the institution’s sale of the securities after their receipt, nor brokerage fees or other expenses of the transactions are included in the gift value. If the stock transfer is related to an open pledge, the pledge balance will be reduced by the gift value of the stock gift. Generally, the gift value of a stock transfer will be directed to the donor designated purpose.

A matching gift from your employer can increase the value of your gift to Calumet College of St. Joseph. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees.
If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to Calumet College of St. Joseph may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

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