Tax Credit Scholarship Program

Dear Parishioners,

Once again, you have the opportunity to make a huge difference for SS. Cyril and Methodius School students!

The “Invest in Kids” tax credit scholarship (TCS) program allows you to make a gift of scholarships for students in our school and receive 75 percent of that gift returned to you as an Illinois state income tax credit.

There has never been a better time to take advantage of the TCS program. For a limited time, a group of generous donors has created a two-to-one matching gift program. For every dollar you donate to Empower Illinois two more dollars will be donated to the scholarship fund and designated to our school.

When you make a gift to the tax credit scholarship program, you can:

· Help a student in need achieve a Catholic school education;

· Receive an Illinois state tax credit for 75 percent of your donation;

· Triple the impact of your gift through the matching gift program!

Our school can receive up to $100,000 in donations as part of this matching program. But we must act fast. The matching gift program will only last until February 28, 2019 or until the matching funds are deleted.

At SS. Cyril and Methodius School we received 7 scholarships in the first year of the program, but we had many others who did not qualify due to a lack of donated funds.

As we celebrate the uniqueness of our school during Catholic Schools Week, I humbly ask you to consider helping to provide the gift of a Catholic education. By donating to the TCS program you can redirect some, or all, of your state taxes to fund scholarships for families within our parish community and across the Archdiocese.

Sincerely yours,

Mrs. Shirley A. Tkachuk


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