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ANNUAL APPEAL 2021 - 2022

Our Annual Appeal, along with other fundraisers held throughout the year, help to keep tuition as low as possible while continuing to offer the exceptional education families have come to expect at OLMC. This year's goal is $275,000. We're off to a great start. You can follow our progress on the tracker below!



Annual fundraising is not an add-on, it is part of the budget. As with all private schools, tuition dollars do not cover all the operating expenses of a school. Fundraising is important because it bridges the gap between tuition and our actual operating costs. The gap between tuition and the actual cost of one student attending Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is $2,300. Our students are counting on us to keep tuition affordable for families who come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, and to support curriculum enhancements, technology enhancements, your favorite teacher's salary, and much, much more. To start, we need dedicated Bridge Builders!

Bridge Builders

Bridge the Gap

Every single gift to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, regardless of the amount, is greatly appreciated. Ultimately, it is the participation of everyone in the OLMC family that is key, including parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty and staff, and friends from the community.

Participation from all of us in the OLMC family will demonstrate a shared commitment to our students.

Bridge Builder Levels

If you are able to fully close the gap for one or more students, we want to recognize you.

Bridge Builder Levels

Fundraising supports students and faculty through the school's operating budget.

It takes more funds than just tuition to continue to advance the programs, update technology and offer more activities that lead to a better educational experience.

Donations to our Annual Appeal are fully tax deductible, unlike tuition, providing an additional opportunity to receive an income tax deduction on gifts to our school.

Past Events

Time To Climb: Nov 1 - Dec 31

This fall, we climbed to fund our Areas of Greatest Need: COVID Safety Mandates, Tuition Assistance, and Technology & Academic Resources. All donations made during Time To Climb were dedicated to our Areas of Greatest Need:

COVID Safety Mandates
Tuition Assistance
Technology Updates

How do I give?

Every gift, regardless of the amount, can make a difference. As a 501(c)(3) organization, your contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law. There are several ways you can make a gift to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School:

  • Give to the Annual Appeal online.
  • Give by cash or check. Please make checks payable to: Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 301 Grand St, Redwood City, CA 94062.
  • Give by Corporate Matching Gifts. Many corporations have matching gift programs to support non-profit organizations, which can significantly increase your gift. Please check with your Human Resources Department to get the details on the matching program for your firm.

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Summer 2022