Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
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Ways to Give

Transform Lives

Your gift, whatever its size or purpose, makes an enormous difference to Christopher Columbus High School and to the young men whose lives it will influence. You may elect to make your gift without any restrictions, enabling the school to use it where it can achieve the greatest impact, or you may direct your gift to a program of your particular interest. Below are brief descriptions on each of the campaigns/funds available at Columbus and how these funds are allocated.

CCHS is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization. Take full advantage of your donation - which may be tax deductible - by consulting your tax advisor directly.

Giving to Columbus

HENDERSON FAMILY ATHLETIC TRAINING CENTER: This state-of-the-art training and sports medicine facility will likely be the first of its kind for a high school, providing innovative services for our student-athletes at every level. It will house areas for evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation to include whirlpools and a water treadmill for hydrotherapy, training tables for a variety of therapeutic modalities, massage chairs, and nutrition and storage spaces. The approximately 2,000 square-foot facility will be completely remodeled and designed so that it empowers our Explorers to heal, achieve, and excel in athletic performance.

The Annual Fund is a general development fund used for campus improvements. With these funds, we can expand and improve our facilities thus enabling Columbus to provide our students with an education that supports the Marist Mission. This Fund helps us with improvements that are needed on campus.

BR. KEVIN ADELANTE FUND: Named after former President, Br. Kevin Handibode, FMS, the Br. Kevin Adelante Fund was established for qualified families who need help with tuition assistance. Your donation to this fund will be helping families who value a Marist Catholic Education but without assistance would not be able to send their sons to Columbus. The fund helps make a Columbus education more accessible to a diverse and talented student body. There are strict guidelines in place to evaluate and approve families for financial aid. Please note that this fund has replaced the 100 @1000 and 1000 @ 100.

This is our future. The Capital Campaign funds are used for the construction of new buildings at Columbus. Currently, we are raising funds for the Marcus Lemonis & Mario Sueiras Center for Science & the Arts. The project is estimated to cost $25 million and has an anticipated completion date in early 2022.
CARING HEARTS FUND: This newly created fund will help Explorers with unforeseen circumstances. Many of our current students are struggling against difficult odds as they try to complete their education. Although traditional financial aid helps with their tuition, some students lack adequate family support or resources to cover unexpected financial hardships. Your contribution, no matter how big or small will make a difference. For example, a $3.00 donation will buy a school lunch for a young man who may otherwise go hungry.

DONATE WHILE YOU SHOP: Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. You’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. When you shop on, select Christopher Columbus High School (Miami) as your charitable organization and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to support our programs.

IN MEMORY OF: Let your donation honor an Explorer. Any of the campaigns or funds listed above can be in memory of a deceased classmate or a Marist Brother who made a big impact during your years at Columbus. When making the donation, please include the name of your classmate or Marist Brother in the “In Memory of” section of the online payment form. This is a great way to demonstrate the Columbus Brotherhood.

Make your gift today

CHECK: An outright gift is usually the simplest method of giving. Please make checks payable to Columbus Development (note the gift's direction in the memo line) and mail to:

Christopher Columbus High School
Development Office
3000 SW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33165

Many employers match an employee’s charitable donation to non-profit organizations like CCHS. To take advantage of matching gift programs offered by your employer, please seek out the necessary forms from your human resources department.

Gifts of securities, such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds, can be a strategically effective way to support CCHS. Have your broker contact our Chief Financial Officer, Mrs. Ana Perez-Abreu, at 305-223-5650 x2264 or at
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.