What is MaristGives?

MaristGives is an annual online 24-hour giving campaign that inspires alumni, friends, students, faculty, staff and supporters to come together, show their pride in Marist, and provide essential funding to support Marist students. 

When is it?

Marist Gives will take place beginning at 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on May 9, 2024.

Who can donate?

Anyone with a credit card and access to the internet. 

Who do I contact with questions about Giving Day?

General Questions | Katie Underwood, kunderwood@marisths.org

Technical Questions | Heather Boyles, hboyles@marisths.org

Ambassadors | Natalia Zreliak, nzreliak@marisths.org 

Can I participate in MaristGives if I did not attend Marist?

Yes! Friends of Marist, parents, faculty/staff and alumni are encouraged to support MaristGives. When prompted in the giving form, you select the role you are most closely affiliated with. 

Can I help promote Giving Day?

Please do! We encourage you to share the images and messages in the Ambassador Toolkit. Send an email to classmates, post on your Facebook page, tweet, blog, yell, put signs on your lawn. It's all encouraged!

What forms of donations are accepted?

MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express donations received through the website on May 9 will be matched from the bonus pool on a prorated basis. 

Is there a minimum gift?

There is a $5 minimum donation.

How will the donation be reported on my credit card?

Gifts made on MaristGives will appear on donors' credit cards as Marist Catholic High School.

Is my payment secure?

Absolutely - MaristGives is facilitated by GiveGab, a company that has partnered with Stripe, a PCI Service Provider Level 1 (the most stringent level of certification possible), to process all gifts made through maristgives.org. Read through Stripe's security documentation online.

Can I send a gift by mail or phone?

Yes, if you would like to make a gift by phone on May 9, please call (541) 284-7505. Any donations mailed will only appear on our online Donor Wall if they are received on or before May 9.

Is my MaristGives contribution tax-deductible?

Yes, your gift is entirely tax-deductible. You will receive an email confirmation that may serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

Does it cost anything to give through MaristGives? How much of my donation will Marist receive?

There is a 4% processing fee and a 2.5% (+ $.30) bank fee for donations made using all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express). These costs will be absorbed through the school's administrative budget. You have the option to cover these costs in addition to your gift, leaving 100% of your tax-deductible gift to support students

Can I use my employer's matching gift funds?

Yes! We strongly encourage you to take advantage of your employer's generosity to enhance the impact of your support for Marist. To see if your company offers this benefit or to learn more about your company's guidelines, contact Heather Boyles at hboyles@marisths.org or (541) 284-7505.