Invest in Kids Act – Empower Illinois Donations

Do you want to earn a 75% tax credit on your Illinois state taxes all while helping provide a scholarship for a student to attend St. Matthew School?  As of August 28, 2019, St. Matthew has received $35,000 in donations through Empower for the 2019-2020 school year and has been able to award 8 scholarships for students to attend our school!

There is still time!  Donations can still be made to offer scholarships to students in need for the 19-20 school year.  Currently there on 83 students on the waitlist for Empower scholarships!  Many of these students have received some assistance from the parish but additional Empower Scholarships will make a difference in the lives of many families and help the parish budget while also providing the donor with a 75% tax credit! 

Below are links to some useful information regarding the program:

About the Program

How to Donate

Empower Illinois By the Numbers

Understanding the Tax Credit


For more information on Empower donations contact Stephanie Goebel in the school office at 217-359-4114 or, or visit the Empower Illinois website