Generations of parents, alumni, faculty and staff, and friends have invested in the future of our school for over 130 years with generous philanthropic funding, as well as gifts of time, treasure and talent.
Giving is an integral part of the success of OLMC. The extraordinary generosity of our current and alumni families, as well as the broader community, allows us to sustain and advance our mission: To provide a balanced, diverse, and faithful community that prepares students academically, socially, and ethically for higher learning and for life.
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 $280,000. Our Fall Fundraiser, Padre Run 2022, got us off to a great start. You can follow our fundraising progress on the tracker below!
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 the full cost of educating students. The gap between tuition and the actual cost of each student attending Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is $2,500. Fundraising is important because it bridges the gap between tuition and our actual operating costs.
Our students are counting on us to keep tuition affordable for families who come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, and to secure OLMC's ability to offer exceptional education to our current students and future generations.
How Can 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 online. You can make your donation or pledge online using our secure Online Giving form(s). You can designate your gift to a specific fund, or to one of this year's Annual Appeal giving priorities. You can also dedicate your gift in honor or memory of another. Please designate your donation preference by using one of the following links:
- Give by cash or check. Please make checks payable to: Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 301 Grand St, Redwood City, CA 94062.
- Give with Corporate Matching Gifts. Many corporations have matching gift programs to support non-profit organizations, which can significantly increase your gift. Please check with your employer to see if they match the value of charitable gifts made by employees. Feel free to put us in contact with your HR department, and we will get the necessary paperwork so your company can match your donations to OLMC! Our Tax I.D. Number is 94-2515435.