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We pay tuition. Why do we need to fundraise? 

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 actual cost for one student attending Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is $2,700. Our students are counting on us to keep tuition affordable for families who come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, and to cover things like enhancing our curriculum, keeping technology current, the salary of your child’s favorite teacher, augmenting tuition assistance, and much, much more.

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.

We have a mountain-sized goal

This year we Climb for Mount Carmel. Annual fundraisers, our greatest source of unrestricted income, have been cancelled. COVID safety mandates and technology to support distance learning have unexpectedly increased our costs. This gap must be closed if we are to continue our commitment to excellence in education in a diverse learning community. You have an opportunity to help keep our school community SAFE, LEARNING and TOGETHER. In these unprecedented times we need our strong Padre community now more than ever. Will you join the climb to the summit?

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

Dance-a-thon: Feb 5

We rocked #TimeToClimb and officially crossed the half-way point to our mountain-sized goal of $250,000!! On February 5, we passed the baton to our students to climb, giving them the opportunity to collectively make a positive impact on their school, instill the spirit of philanthropy and HAVE FUN...with a DANCE-A-THON!!

Learn more and see videos of the event on the Dance-a-thon page

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We are grateful for your support of our annual appeals:
 
Greatest Need
 
Tuition Assistance
 
OLMC Endowment Fund
 
Teresa M. Anthony Endowed Scholarship Fund
COVID Protocols