Giving Opportunities

The Georgia Tech Catholic Center is a 501(c)3 organization. Federal Tax ID number 45-3659617. The GTCC is listed in the Official Catholic Directory (Kennedy). If you need further designation information, please email Chris Martineck at Contact our Development Director, Patty Schmitt, at,  to discuss any of the following giving opportunities.


Annual Fund Drive

Each year since its inception in 1986, the Annual Fund Drive has helped to provide for the operating costs of keeping the Center open.  Unrestricted gifts to the annual fund are critical to meeting the Center’s expenses such as programming, utilities, salaries and insurance, while providing a tax benefit to the donor.

Endowment Fund

Established in 2010 and managed by the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia (, the Endowment Fund will enable the GTCC to secure a strong financial future and to continue to expand our ministry and outreach to the students of Georgia Tech.  A gift to the endowment will have an everlasting impact on our students, as only the interest income is used, leaving the corpus intact to continue to grow our future.  Our goal is to provide an endowment that will perpetually pay the salary and benefits of a dedicated priest and operating expenses of the Center.

Capital Fund

Our beautiful center is 30 years old and showing her age.  Each year, capital improvements and maintenance are necessary to keep the Center safe and appealing to the students we serve.  In the last 3 years we have painted and recarpeted the entire building, remodeled the bathrooms, remodeled the kitchen and expanded the Fr. Mario Plaza.  Additional projects to be completed are: upgrading and replacing all windows, replacing the HVAC systems, and replacing all lighting.

Chaplain’s Choice

A gift that is designated as “Chaplain’s Choice” will allow Fr. Josh to use those funds to best meet the needs of the Catholic Center and the students.

Event Sponsor

The opportunities to sponsor an event or activity at the Center is nearly unlimited.  Some ideas include:

  • Community dinners
  • Retreats
  • Guest speakers
  • Tailgates before football games
  • Welcome Back Cookout
  • Welcome Week t-shirts or cookouts

Call us at (404) 892-6759 to discuss what you would like to do to help keep the Catholic Center’s ministries going strong.

Gifts in Kind

We appreciate that meaningful gifts can be made as gifts-in-kind.  We would be grateful to talk with you about how you might make a gift-in-kind offering that will benefit the GTCC such as:

  • Office supplies or equipment (copier needed)
  • Food for events
  • Services (such as painting, plumbing, electrical, landscaping)