During your days at Prep you may remember learning about the Jesuit motto Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam--AMDG (“For the greater glory of God”). St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, used this phrase many times in his writings. Today, you will find the letters “AMDG” on office doors, signage and statues around Creighton Prep’s campus.
St. Ignatius firmly believed that there were many good things we could do which would serve the glory of God but he challenged us to do whatever was the greater thing. St. Ignatius asks us to consider: What would make the longest term impact, among the greatest number of people, who themselves could make an impact on others?
Below are the programs supported through the AMDG Fund that help us succeed in developing students in mind, body and spirit. These programs also make up a large part of the operating expenses that must be met annually to provide an exceptional, holistic experience to our young men.
|Area ||Program Goal|
|Jesuit Lunch Fund||$300,000|
|Student Support Services||$200,000|
|Academic Programs and Activities ||$125,000|
|Arts and Sciences||$60,000|
Help us cover our COVID-19 costs. From the health risks to the financial burdens COVID-19 is creating for our Creighton Prep families, please help us fund:
|Facilities to address COVID-19 health and safety ||$200,000+|
|Additional financial aid requests||$150,000+|
|School nurse and associated costs||$70,000|
|Childcare for faculty and staff||$50,000|
|Academic and classroom support resources ||$50,000|
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St. Ignatius Heritage Society
The St. Ignatius Heritage Society honors those who plan to provide support to Prep through estate and life income gifts. If you would like information on how to make a legacy gift or if you have already included Prep in such plans, please contact Brad Burks '00, principal gifts officer, at 402-548-3803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For More Information on Giving to Prep
Please contact one of the following Advancement Office team members:
NOTE: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that became law in late March 2020 includes the following provisions for individuals in 2020: (1) Individuals who do not itemize may deduct up to $300 for cash contributions made to public charities (e.g., Creighton Prep) in 2020, and (2) individuals who do itemize can elect to deduct cash contributions to public charities up to 100% of their adjusted gross income (AGI) in 2020. (This is up from 60%.) We recommend that you consult an advisor about these provisions to determine the tax implications for you.