What is the Annual Fund?
The OLR Annual Fund is the School’s annual giving campaign organized to generate contributions from the school community for our general operating budget. Tuition alone does not cover the actual cost of education at OLR. In fact, it only covers about 70%, with the remainder coming primarily from the Annual Fund and other gifts.
If we did not have an Annual Fund we would have to raise tuition by at least $2,500 per student. The Annual Fund in an integral part of the Development Program. It increases awareness of the school in the greater community and increases funding for vital school programs and facilities.
How can you lend a hand to the success of the Annual Fund?
- Make a commitment to keep our Lady of the Rosary School in your prayers.
- Offer your financial support to the Annual Fund each year.
Why is my contribution to the Annual Fund important?
A gift to the Annual Fund is the single most important gift you can make to the School each year. As with most independent schools, we depend on the partnership of the school community to help make that all-important difference between tuition income and the actual cost of an Our Lady of the Rosary School education.
How much should I give?
We would be grateful if you would consider making OLR your charitable priority while your children are students here. Making a meaningful gift to the Annual Fund is one of the most important ways you can express your support for our school and your belief in our mission. The gift you give is highly personal and depends on your family’s individual circumstances. Gifts to the Annual Fund range from $25.00 to more than $25,000.
What are some specific things the Annual Fund has made possible?
A Successful Annual Fund Enables Our School to:
- Update technology and curriculum
- Beautify the school campus
- Improve textbooks
- Fund enrichment programs
- Demonstrate to larger donors that our parents, alumni and other people in the life of the school are actively supporting OLR. The more support we receive, the more large donors we can attract.
Student programs including drug and alcohol awareness and motivational speakers, books and periodicals, all our faculty development activities including seminars, training, workshops and professional education opportunities and much of our campus security.
How do I make a gift?
You can make your gift by check, cash, and credit card online
. Please click here
for Ways of Giving descriptions. If you have any questions, please contact the Development Office.