Ways to Give

The Sheil Catholic Center is committed to providing the best Catholic Campus Ministry possible to the students, faculty and staff of Northwestern University.

The Sheil Development Office offers several opportunities for alumni, parents and friends to contribute to our mission throughout the year:

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Annual Fund

The Annual Fund, formerly known as the Chaplain's Fund, provides a critical source of financial support for the most urgent needs of Sheil's Campus Ministry. Your gift will have an immediate impact on students in the areas of:

  • Liturgy and Sacraments
  • Social justice and service opportunities
  • Retreats
  • Student faith formation
  • Theological education
  • Professional staff development

To contribute or learn more, please contact Teresa Corcoran, Director of Operations at t-corcoran@northwestern.edu or (847) 328-4648.


Gift Credit through Northwestern University

Alumni, parents and friends wishing to donate to Sheil may choose to route their gift through Northwestern University's Development Office. This may make the donation eligible for corporate matching and may give the donor membership in one of Northwestern’s giving clubs.

Gifts given through the university will be restricted to student and educational programming. If you would like to make a restricted gift to Sheil’s facilities, buildings or grounds, please make your donation directly to Sheil. 

For those interested in donating to Sheil via Northwestern, checks, money orders or transfers of stock can be sent to Northwestern’s Development Office at the address below. The Sheil Catholic Center account,

    Northwestern University
    Gift and Record Services
    1201 Davis Street
    Evanston, IL 60208-4410

Please be aware that there is usually a one-month delay between the university receiving a gift and Sheil being notified. In order to ensure timely acknowledgement from Sheil, please contact Teresa Corcoran, Director of Operations at t-corcoran@.northwestern.edu or (847) 328-4648.


Matching Gifts

Some companies match gifts that their employees make to charitable organizations. If your employer offers this benefit, please make your check payable to Northwestern University.

Planned Giving

For more information, please contact Teresa Corcoran, Director of Operations at t-corcoran@northwestern.edu or (847) 328-4648.