Giving

Giving to BCP and SGHS

Francis of Assisi

For it is in giving that we receive.
At the Benedictine Schools of Richmond, we promote a culture of philanthropy. Parents send their children to Benedictine and Saint Gertrude because they love them and want the best for them. Donors give for love of our schools, their missions, and the students who are educated here.

There are many opportunities and ways in which you can support the Benedictine Schools of Richmond.

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  • Annual Fund –

    Unrestricted gifts to our annual fund help enhance the BSoR educational experience and provide tuition assistance for Cadets and Gators. Make a gift today.
  • Coach's Club –

    A donation to the Coach's Club is charitable giving purely restricted to supporting enhancements to athletic programs and facilities. Become a member.
  • Scholarship and Endowment –

    We believe that a Benedictine Schools of Richmond educational experience should be accessible to as many students as possible in the Richmond area, and gifts to scholarships help make that possible. Click here to make a donation to one of our 84 established scholarships. You can learn more about creating a new scholarship or making an endowed gift by clicking here.
  • Parater Scholarship –

    The Parater Scholarship makes attending a superb Catholic high school affordable for middle-class families and is funded through an annual Day of Giving. Learn more.
  • Event Sponsorships –

    Many events are held throughout the year that have sponsorship opportunities available in order to help make the event successful and to raise funds for the cause in which each event supports. Learn more about our annual events and how you can help.
  • Corporate Internship Program –

    CIP provides personalized philanthropic opportunities for local businesses while giving high-achieving, underprivileged students the opportunity for a rigorous education. Learn more.
  • Planned Giving –

    Fidelis Heritage Society was established as a way to recognize alumni, parents, and friends who have included Benedictine and/or Saint Gertrude in their estate plans. Explore your options.
  • Designate a Gift –

    If you'd like to make a gift to something in particular not listed above or to make a pledge payment, click here. You can also use this same donation form to make a gift in honor or memory of a loved one.


Mike Kehoe ’84

“Saint Gertrude’s and Benedictine’s brightest years are right in front of us. The quality of the education, the Catholic and Benedictine values, the friendships that last a lifetime – all these things make these schools unique and important to the students, to their families, and really to the broader Catholic community here in Richmond.”

BSEF Board Members

Mr. Paul "Chip" Bliley, Jr. '67
Mr. Richard E. Dolan, III
Mrs. Shannon Garbett '88
Mr. Geoff Gasperini
Mr. Jesse A. Grapes
Mrs. Mary Margaret Kastelberg
Mr. Chris Keegan '03
Mr. Michael P. Kehoe '84
Mr. Terrence W. Kerner '86
Mrs. Shelley N. Kuhn '75
Fr. Jonathan Licari, O.S.B.
Rev. John Mary Lugemwa, O.S.B.
Mrs. Evelyn V. McGill '75
Mr. Doug Nabhan
Mrs. Buni Neighbors
Mr. Toriano Phillips '90
Mr. Chris T. Piacentini '03
Mr. Stephen G. Reardon '80
Mr. Randy Reynolds, Jr.
Mr. Todd D. Rogers '83
Mr. Richard E. Smith '88
Mr. George J. Strother, Jr. '92
Mr. Matthew D. White '83

2020-21 Fiscal Year Financial Statements

Benedictine Schools Educational Foundation
We thank you in advance for your consideration of providing support to the Benedictine Schools of Richmond, and, as always, we are humbled and grateful to those who have given in the past and make our schools a priority with annual contributions. Please feel free to contact us at any time at advancement@benedictineschools.org or 804.708.9511 to learn more about the many ways to support the missions of Benedictine and Saint Gertrude.

How to Give

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  • Check

    Please make your check payable to Benedictine Schools Educational Foundation, along with where you would like you donation to be distributed to:
    Benedictine Schools of Richmond
    Advancement Office
    12829 River Road
    Richmond, VA  23238
  • Credit Card

    You may make your gift to Benedictine or Saint Gertrude using your American Express, VISA, Discover, or MasterCard. The easiest and fastest way to make a gift is by using a credit card through our secure online form.
  • Matching Gift

    Matching gifts are a great way to maximize personal contributions to Benedictine and Saint Gertrude and increase the impact of individual gifts. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of a contribution. Each company has its own guidelines for employees, spouses, retirees, and widows/widowers. Most corporate procedures are very simple. Please contact your employer for more information and to see if you are able to double your impact with a corporate matching gift.
  • Venmo

    Find @SGHS-BCP Giving on Venmo for a quick way to support one of or both of our schools. There are no processing fees. Please be sure to note what your payment for and where you would like the funds to be utilized, along with your name and address.

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  • Amazon Smile

    Shop for yourself or others on Amazon and support Benedictine College Preparatory and Saint Gertrude High School through its AmazonSmile program. When choosing a charity, please select Benedictine Educational Foundation. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases.
  • Gift of Stock

    Giving a gift of stock can Make a bigger impact by donating long-term appreciated securities, including stock, bonds, and mutual funds. Compared with donating cash or selling your appreciated securities and contributing the after-tax proceeds, you may be able to automatically increase your gift and your tax deduction. To give a gift of stock:
    Brokerage Firm: Truist Wealth (via NFS)
    DTC Number:  0226
    Account Name:  Benedictine High School
    Account Number:  WA7027780

    Please make sure to tell your broker what schools your gift is for (BCP and/or SGHS)  and what the funds should be designated for. Please contact Truist Wealth (844.487.8478) for more information.
  • Sponsorships

    Join Benedictine College Preparatory (BCP) and/ or Saint Gertrude High School (SGHS) in one of their many fundraising events as a sponsor. Please contact Meredith Miller at 804.708.1954 or mmiller@benedictineschools.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
  • Wire Transfer

    To make a wire transfer, please contact Major Gifts Officer Michelle Schroeter at mschroeter@benedictineschools.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn the answers to your most asked questions regarding how you can best support Benedictine and Saint Gertrude.

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Who do I contact if I have a question about my giving, need a duplicate receipt, or want to check my pledge balance?

    If you have questions about giving, need a printed receipt, or would like to inquire if you have paid your pledge, contact the Advancement Office via email or by phone at 804.708.9512.
  • How can I make a gift?

    You can support the Benedictine Schools Educational Foundation by making a gift of cash, appreciated assets, or bequests. To make a gift online, go to our secure online giving form. Gifts may also be pledged monthly, quarterly, or in one single payment. The school’s fiscal year begins July 1 and closes June 30.

    To make a gift by check, please mail your check to the following address: Benedictine Schools Educational Foundation, 12829 River Road, Richmond, VA 23238

    You may also make your gift using your AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. The easiest and fastest way to make a gift with a credit card is to use our secure online giving form. If you prefer to provide your credit card information via the telephone, please call 804.708.9512. 

    You can also give via Venmo. Our account name is @SGHS-BCP-Giving.

    Please contact advancement@benedictineschools.org to inquire about planned giving, gifts of stock and securities, pledges, recurring gifts, or initiating a matching gift within our community.
  • What is the Benedictine Schools Educational Foundation?

    The Benedictine Schools Educational Foundation is a charitable corporation with its own board made up of alumni from both Benedictine and Saint Gertrude. The purpose of the Foundation is to accept, receive, and manage real and personal property, income, and monies for the benefit of and to carry out the purposes of Benedictine College Prep and Saint Gertrude High School. The Foundation provides financial support for the schools’ academic programs, facilities development, scholarships, financial aid, and other programs as designated by the board of trustees.
  • What is the Annual Fund?

    The Annual Fund is unrestricted giving that enhances the educational experience for our Cadets and Gators by supporting our teachers in the classroom, strengthening academic programs, and providing tuition assistance for those students who need it most. You have the opportunity to designate your gift to the Father Adrian Education Fund (benefitting BCP) or the Sister Charlotte Lange Education Fund (benefitting SGHS). These funds, named after the longest serving principals of Benedictine and Saint Gertrude respectively, are the lifeblood of our schools. Make your Annual Fund gift today.
  • Will my company match my gift to the Benedictine Schools Educational Foundation?

    Matching gifts are a great way to maximize personal contributions and increase your impact to BCP and SGHS. By taking advantage of a company’s matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of a contribution. Contact your employer or advancement@benedictineschools.org to see if you are eligible for a company matching gift.
  • How can I make a stock transfer?

    You may gift securities that you hold directly to the Benedictine Schools Educational Foundation. Securities may be transferred electronically to:

    Brokerage Firm: Truist Wealth (via NFS)
    Contact: 844.487.8478
    DTC Number: 0226
    Account Name: Benedictine High School
    Account Number: WA7027780

    Prior to making your gift, please notify the Advancement Office via email or by phone at 804.708.9512 in order for the gift to be properly acknowledged and credited. Your charitable deduction will be based on 100% of the stock's value on the date of transfer.
  • How can I leave a legacy?

    One of the most powerful and philanthropic tools available to our supporters is planned giving. The benefits of planned giving include tax savings, increased income, and providing for heirs, but they also assist Benedictine and Saint Gertrude at the same time. You can find more information about planned giving here.

    A few examples of ways to leave a lasting legacy are: to leave a gift in your will, to name Benedictine Schools Educational Foundation as a beneficiary of your IRA or pension plan, to name our schools as the beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance plan, to make a memorial gift, or to name something at the either school that will live in perpetuity.
  • How do you recognize donors and what are the giving levels?

    All supporters of the Benedictine Schools Educational Foundation are listed in the Annual Report which is distributed electronically each winter. 

    Every gift is greatly valued and deeply appreciated. Our giving levels consider gifts of any amount, from $1 to more than $25,000.

    Annual Giving Societies
    AmountLevel
    $25,000 +Bell Towers Society
    $10,000 – $24,999Order of Saint Benedict Society
    $5,000 – $9,999President's Society
    $2,500 – $4,999Legacy Society
    $1,000 – $2,499Sponsors & Officers Society
    $500 – $999Green & White Society
    $100 – $499Tartan Society
    up to $99Patron

Annual Report

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Jesse Grapes

    Jesse Grapes 

    Benedictine Schools of Richmond
    President
    (804) 708-9525
  • Photo of Lori Schattner

    Lori Schattner 

    Benedictine Schools of Richmond
    Senior Advancement Officer
    804-708-9511
  • Photo of Michelle Schroeter

    Michelle Schroeter 

    Benedictine Schools of Richmond
    Major Gifts Officer
    804-708-9605
  • Photo of Meredith Miller

    Meredith Miller 

    Benedictine Schools of Richmond
    Director of Alumni Engagement
    804-708-9696
  • Photo of Kristin Gambardella

    Kristin Gambardella 

    Benedictine Schools of Richmond
    Advancement Officer/Database Administrator
    (804) 708-9512
  • Photo of Maureen Nay

    Maureen Nay 

    Benedictine Schools of Richmond
    Major Gifts Officer
    804-708-9581