Ways to Give

Advancing the Mission of Padua Franciscan High School

Every gift to Padua Franciscan is important and impactful. We are truly grateful for your support, and invite you to contact us at 440-845-8224 if you have any questions, concerns or would like to schedule a visit and tour.

Gifts of Cash

Gifts of cash are gratefully accepted at any time. You can write a check and mail it to the school:

Padua Franciscan High School
Office of Institutional Advancement
6740 State Road
Parma, OH 44134

We also accept donations by credit card. To make a gift using your credit card, visit our secure web portal by clicking here or call 440-845-8224.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations will match their employees’ gifts to the school of their choice. Use our search tool to see if your company matches gifts to Padua Franciscan High School—your gift could double!

Thank you to all the businesses and corporations who participated in the Corporate Matching Gifts Program over the years. Their gifts matched donations from our Padua Franciscan donors and doubled their gift.

Click here to view a list of Gift Matching Companies.

Recurring Gift

Show your Bruin pride by making a gift to Padua through preset contributions. Set up an automatic monthly gift from your checking account via electronic funds transfer or use your credit or debit card. The amount you designate will be given to Padua each month—it really adds up!


Celebrate a significant occasion–birthday, anniversary, wedding, graduation–or the life of a loved one with a contribution to Padua. Gifts made in honor of a special person, occasion or in memory of a loved one help support all students in “holiness and learning.”

Planned Giving

Join the Friar Club; a gift through your will or estate is the easiest gift you can make today. Learn More.

Gifts of Stock

For stocks that have increased in value (appreciated), the key to receiving tax savings is to donate the shares directly to Padua Franciscan. You receive a double tax benefit by avoiding capital gains on the profit you’ve gained, and receiving a full tax deduction for the fair market value of your gift.

For stocks that have lost value (depreciated) the key is to sell them first and then give the cash proceeds to Padua. You benefit in two ways – you can take both the loss deduction and the charitable deduction.