Read answers to the questions most frequently asked of our Development Department:

Q. How should I make out a check and where should I send it?

Checks can be made payable to MUHS and mailed to:

Development Office
Marquette University High School
3401 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Q. Can I pay my gift in installments?

Yes, we will be happy to develop a payment schedule with you that will permit you to comfortably complete payment of your gift by June 30. Some people will choose to make a pledge early in the year to signal their commitment to annual giving and make periodic pledge payments throughout the year. We will send you reminders at scheduled times and you will have until June 30 to pay your gift in full. Once your pledge is received you will not be sent any further solicitations.

Q. Is my gift tax-deductible?

All contributions to Marquette University High School are tax-deductible according to IRS guidelines. Please consult your financial or tax advisor for details.

Q. Can I make an anonymous gift?

Yes, you may choose to make your gift anonymously. When you send in your contribution, be sure to let us know that you would like to be anonymous and we will be happy to honor your request.

Q. How do matching gift programs work?

Some companies will match gifts made by employees to non-profit organizations such as MUHS. Many companies do not readily advertise their matching gift program so please ask your company’s Human Resources Administrator. If your company has a matching gift program, you will receive a form to send along with your check to MUHS and we will fill in and mail the form. Opportunities for matching gifts are sometimes available from a spouse's employer as well.

Q. Can I send a gift in memory or in honor of someone?

Yes. We will send a card notifying the honoree or memorial family of your gift.

Q. Can I make a gift to MUHS through my will?

If you make a provision for MUHS in your will, it will help ensure that the school will be financially strong for generations to come. A bequest can deliver a specific dollar amount or asset to MUHS or it can give us a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate after taxes and specific bequests have been paid. Those people who have made MUHS a beneficiary in their wills can become members of the Manresa Society. For more information on how to include MUHS in your estate plans and joining the Manresa Society, please contact John Thimmesch ’77 CFRE, Vice President of Development; 414-933-7220, Ext. 3044; thimmesch@muhs.edu.