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Thank you for your interest in making a gift to Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible withing the guidelines of U.S. law.

Annual Appeal 2020

Give to the 2020 Annual Appeal

Your support directly impacts our ability to offer retreats to all people of faith so that they might encounter the love of God and recognize His grace in their lives. Our retreats are based on Ignatian Spirituality and your support will help provide a diverse format in quiet sacred space.

Online Giving and Recurring Gifts

You can make a sustaining gift to Bellarmine through a recurring, monthly gift at jesuitretreat.org/make-a-gift or click the button below. It’s easy – and makes an ongoing positive impact in support of Bellarmine’s retreat ministry.

Give to support Bellarmine

To Make a Gift Via Check

Please make your check payable to Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House and mail to:

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House
420 West County Line Road
Barrington, IL 60010-4011

Leave a Legacy

As you provide for your loved ones in your Will, you may also wish to leave an additional amount for your charitable interests. You may name a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder. Bequests are exempt from federal and state inheritance taxes and subject to an unlimited deduction.

Please feel free to call us at 847-381-1261 for further information.

Matching Gifts

If your employer has a matching gift program, you can easily double, or perhaps triple, the impact of your gift. 

Bellarmine’s Tax ID Number is 46-3137120

Memorials/Honorariums

Our Development Office can assist with establishing donations made in memory of a loved one (memorials), or gifts in honor of an individual (honorariums).

Gifts of Stock/Bonds

Bellarmine welcomes gifts or grants from donor directed funds. Please use Bellarmine’s Federal Identification Number (46-3137120) to ensure that the gift is directed to Bellarmine’s correct legal name: Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Inc. 

To make a matching corporate gift or gift of stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares or other securities, please call our Development Office at 847-381-1261.

Amazon Smile

You can support Bellarmine’s retreat ministry while shopping at Amazon by using Amazon Smile. Click here to select Bellarmine as your Amazon Smile charitable organization. Then each time you shop at Amazon via smile.amazon.com a small percentage of each eligible purchase will be donated to Bellarmine.

Gift Baskets

Gift baskets are perfect for a special gift or for a raffle or silent auction. Consider donating a gift basket to your parish or school's auction; this helps Bellarmine reach even more folks who may not have known about the retreat house otherwise. Gift baskets usually include Bellarmine retreat gift certificates, a Bellarmine prayer book, a Bellarmine coffee mug and/or water bottle, our retreat schedule, and a book about Ignatian Spirituality.

History of Giving

Before departing Bellarmine, the first retreatants declared that “the spiritual benefits of a retreat at Bellarmine… [should] be available to the widest possible number regardless of ability to pay a full share of the expenses” and adopted a formal resolution recommending “that each group make an earnest effort to defray the expenses of the group.”  

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At the second retreat, January 16-18, 1948, the retreatants adopted and reaffirmed the resolution, and recommended that each retreatant make a monthly contribution in such amount as he may desire. Said contributions were to be used to defray expenses of Bellarmine and to foster the purposes of Bellarmine. 

Your generous gifts make it possible for Bellarmine to further its core values – sharing Ignatian Spirituality with adults and youth, offering times of silence, providing opportunities for prayer, extending hospitality to all who visit the retreat house, serving the poor, and sharing sacred spaces with all who visit Bellarmine.