Welcome from the Development Office

Warm Greetings from the Benet Academy Development Office
As I reflect on the continuing support from our Benet Academy donors, I am filled with gratitude for your unwavering dedication to our institution's growth and success. Your generosity has been the cornerstone of our accomplishments, enabling us to nurture bright minds, strengthen the Catholic faith journey of our students, and inspire tomorrow’s leaders.

At Benet, our commitment to excellence in education remains steadfast. We aspire to provide unparalleled opportunities that empower our students to thrive academically, spiritually, artistically, and athletically. Your continued support plays an integral role in turning these aspirations into reality.

As we set our sights on the future, we invite you to join us in our mission. Your contribution, regardless of size, has the power to shape the experiences of countless students, equipping them with the tools they need to thrive.

Whether you consider a gift to our Annual Appeal to support our operating fund and all we do at Benet or the Father Ronald Tuition Assistance Fund which enables deserving students the opportunity to succeed, your generosity fuels our journey, and we are profoundly grateful for your partnership in advancing our shared vision.
Thank you for your ongoing support, dedication, and belief in the transformative power of education.

Warm regards, 

Gregory J. Girsch ‘96
Vice President of Development

Ways to Give

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  • Online

    Your tax-deductible donation will help ensure the continuation of Benet's mission. Online donations are quick and easy using our secure credit card process, and you can decide to make a one-time or recurring gift.
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  • By Mail

    Make checks payable to Benet Academy and mail to:

    Benet Academy
    Development Office
    2200 Maple Avenue
    Lisle, IL 60532

    Please include a note where you’d wish to designate your gift. 
  • Stocks & Securities

    Donating appreciated securities is one of the most advantageous ways to make a charitable gift. Benet Academy gratefully accepts gifts of stocks, bonds and other publicly traded securities. The Office of Development at Benet Academy will promptly process securities gifts transferred from brokerage accounts as well as those held in certificate form.
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  • Matching Gifts

    Many companies and corporate foundations match gifts of their employees to nonprofit institutions such as Benet Academy. Matching gifts can double and sometimes triple the value of your gift. 
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  • Planned Giving

    With a bit of planning, you have the opportunity to make a gift that will have a great impact on Benet and support both your personal and philanthropic objectives equally. To show our gratitude, all donors who support the Academy through a planned gift are invited to join the Legacy Society and are recognized in an annual Honor Roll. 
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  • Tuition Assistance Funds

    Each year, over 125 students receive critical tuition assistance support to attend Benet Academy.  Benet’s main tuition assistance fund is the Father Ronald Rigovsky, O.S.B. Memorial Scholarship Fund established in memory of Benet legend, Principal, President, and St. Procopius Academy graduate, Father Ronald Rigovsky ‘51, O.S.B.

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Meet the Development Team

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  • Gregory Girsch '96

    Vice-President of Development
  • Erin Bayer

    Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Colleen Gregorio

    Manager of Special Events
  • Lauren Condon Butera '02

    Manager of Alumni Relations
  • Tracy Coleman

    Development Associate
  • Alexis Trippiedi

    Marketing & Social Media Associate