Friends of Chesterton

Friends of Chesterton

Join this passionate group of donors who sustain us as we train inquisitive minds and proclaim Christ in the culture.

Foundational giving

We invite you to prayerfully consider joining The Friends of Chesterton, a special society open to anyone who has given $240 - $24,999. Every expression of support benefits our students, but as a Friend of Chesterton your gift is the foundation that the school has been built upon since 2008.

Your gift will enable us to efficiently execute our academic and student life initiatives, while recruiting and retaining the best educators. Consistent financial support results in a more effective use of your contributions, allowing us to provide a nationally recognized Catholic education that is affordable to all families. Gifts can be pledged, given outright or monthly. Joining is quick and easy, and it begins with simply making a gift.

We exist only because of God’s providential blessing through the prayers and resources of our donors. As a Friend of Chesterton, you can have a real impact.

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Membership Levels

Membership levels are cumulative. Members may join at any of these levels:

Bronze Level

$240 - $2,499, pledged, given outright, or given cumulatively

Silver Level

$2,500-$9,999, pledged, given outright, or given cumulatively

Gold Level

$10,000-$25,000, pledged, given outright, or given cumulatively
*Company matching gifts count toward pledges

Your support doesn't just keep us going—it comes with benefits too.

Friends of Chesterton enjoy a free subscription to the exclusive newsletter, published 3 times a year. They also gain access to exclusive content and features like:

  • “Against the Stream” e-book (coming soon!)
  • Exclusive Chesterton student music
  • Exclusive student essays 
  • Exclusive student art

Without your generous support year after year, Chesterton would simply would cease to operate. There is no greater gift you can give the Church or community than fully equipped minds and hearts. Thank you for your willingness to partner with us.

Ways to Give

Thank you for your generosity! Whether you are interested in supporting Chesterton's Direct Operations or in designating your gift, there are multiple ways to support Chesterton Academy. Please contact us if you have any questions about the options below, or if you would like to speak with one of our helpful Advancement representatives, Tyler Blanski (tblanski@chestertonacademy.org) or Christopher Olley (colley@chestertonacademy.org).

Credit Card

Please use our secure online form or call (952) 378-1779. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and PayPal.

U.S. Mail

Make your personal or business check or money order payable to Chesterton Academy, and mail it to:

attn: Institutional Advancement
Chesterton Academy
1320 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343

If you use a Chesterton Academy business-reply envelope, please affix first-class postage for faster processing by the Post Office.

Memorial Gifts

If you wish to honor the memory of a family member or friend by making a contribution to Chesterton Academy, please write us at the above address and include the name of the individual you are honoring. Please state the designation of the gift if you wish. We will contact the family to let them know a donation has been made.

Year-End Giving

Contributions are deductible in the year they are made, so be sure to make your gift by December 31.

Mailed checks must be post-marked on or before December 31. If you use a Chesterton Academy business-reply envelope, it will help to add the appropriate postage for faster processing by the Post Office.

Credit Card gifts must be charged before midnight December 31. If you mail in a credit card contribution, be sure to send it well in advance of December 31.

Online Giving

Use our online donation form as a secure and convenient way to support Chesterton.

Real Estate

We can assist you with a donation of a personal residence, farm, vacation home, commercial property, or other real estate, which can provide you with tax savings and other benefits. Contact us to learn more.

Pledges

Pledges (extending from a few months to two years) can be made in writing and mailed to:

attn: Institutional Advancement
Chesterton Academy
1320 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343

Please print clearly and in full your name, mailing address, and telephone number. State the full amount of the pledge, your payment schedule, and the amount and date of each pledge payment. You may designate your pledge to direct operations or to a specific program. We will send you an invoice.

Donor Privacy Policy

Chesterton Academy values our donors’ privacy. We will not sell a donor’s personal information to anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

We will only share personal information if the donor has given the Academy specific permission to do so. Any credit card information a donor provides for online donation transactions is immediately encrypted and used only for that transaction.

Join a group of like-minded friends

Join us at the front lines in restoring common sense and joy to High School education. Join a network of like-minded friends who also want to invest in this mission, and thank you for your support of our mission to promote faith, liberty, and beauty.

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Schedule a Meeting

Have questions or ideas? We'd love to make a connection!

To schedule a meeting with Tyler Blanski, our Director of Major Gifts (whether you'd like to meet on Zoom, get coffee, tour the school, or experience daily Mass), just schedule a time on Tyler's calendar below or email tblanski@chestertonacademy.org.

$25,000 - $199,999, pledged, given outright, or cumulatively

Headmaster's Club members have an immediate impact on Chesterton Academy with their extraordinary generosity. Their philanthropic support inspires incredible education and provides essential funding for the people and programming that bring it all to life. Perhaps most important, members ensure that the Academy is affordable to all. This special society is open to anyone who has given ore pledged $25,000 to $199,999.

Current members may upgrade their levels of membership once the previous pledge level is completed.

$200,000 - $1 Million+, pledged, given outright, or cumulatively

The Founders' Club honors individuals and foundations who have given generously to Chesterton Academy reaching an accumulative donation of $200,000 or more. Through a series of major gifts, Gala sponsorship, grants and estate planning, a Founders' Club member plays a pivotal role in the school's long-term fiscal sustainability.

Current members may upgrade their levels of membership once the previous pledge level is completed.

Pray for us. Visit us. Support us.

Thank you for supporting Chesterton Academy. We are grateful for your love and care for this school. Consistent financial support results in a more effective use of your contributions, ultimately allowing us to bring a joyful, Catholic education to more families than ever before.

All donations go directly to support and enable the academic and evangelical work of Chesterton Academy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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