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Support a Crowd Funding Project

In lieu of our traditional Fund-a-Need program at May Merriment, Marquette Academy is excited to introduce Crowd Funding. Crowd Funding projects will be time-sensitive and change throughout the year to meet specific goals.

Crowd Funding is an internet program that streamlines fundraising through the practice of financing a project(s) or venture by eliciting smaller donations from a larger pool of donors.

Marquette Academy exists because of financial support from three primary sources:  tuition, parish assessments, and fundraising.  We are able to offer students an exceptional faith-based education, extracurriculars, and athletics because of our generous donors. 

Donate online here:

Download the project list here.

Donate to as many projects as you like today, or until our goals are met!

Help spread the word about our Crowd Funding Projects for Fall 2022!

Contact 815-433-0125 ext. 1017 with questions. 



Giving is not just about Making a Donation. It is About MAking a Difference!


Giving is crucial to the strength and growth of Marquette Academy. With the current challenges from COVID19 that we are all facing, your donations are more important than ever to help Marquette Academy and its students.

Giving supports financial aid, allows us to update our technology and facilities, enhances teaching and learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. Giving helps more than 300 grade and high school students attend Marquette Academy each year.

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni, parents, community members, businesses and friends, Marquette Academy has been able to continually enhance the lives of our students, with a lifelong love of learning, strong moral values, sports and extra-curricular programs, facilities and faculty.

GIVING is paying it forward so that Marquette Academy students of today and tomorrow can benefit now and in the future. 

For more information, contact the Advancement Office today:
Julie Verona: Advancement Director, 815-433-0125 extension 1017
Diane Whalen: Advancement Secretary, 815-433-0125 extension 1018
Danielle Entwistle: Advancement Assistant, 815-433-0125 extension 1016

Ways to Give

Tribute Gift: Memorial, or Honorary for a life milestone.

Endowments for Classes that have set up an endowment fund - (Typically at their 50th Class Reunion)

Donation to several established Scholarship funds

Special Designation Contribution - to a fund such as athletics, drama, science, technology etc.

No special Designation Contribution - typically directed to building maintenance or financial assistance to students

Planned Giving through your estate

Annual Gift Fund - this appeal is done on an annual basis. Funds raised are budgeted in the general fund and used where the need is the greatest for that year.

Matching Gift - possible through your employer

Corporate Sponsorship for an event, or our website

Gift in Kind - a gift of your time, talents or expertise or tangible gifts

Attendance at or support for fundraising events

Attendance at athletic and Fine Arts events

Purchase of Raffle tickets and participation in organization fundraising ventures

Membership in Go Club/Century Club/Elementary Parents Club


  1. Go to Log on using your regular Amazon user name and password. If you do not have an Amazon account, you will need to create one.
  2. From the “Your Account” tab, select “Change your Charity.” Pick “Marquette Academy” as the organization you want to support.
  3. When you shop, log on through This is really important for Marquette Academy to get credit. While there’s no Amazon Smile app available for your mobile device, you can easily save the website link to your mobile device’s Home Screen for one-touch access.
  4. Ask family and friends to pick Marquette Academy too! 


SCRIP - Save money on your tuition by using gift cards. Click here for more information.

Handy Foods Receipts - Turn in all of your Handy Foods receipts to either campus and we receive a portion of the proceeds.