Carondelet Annual Fund FAQ

Q: My family is already paying tuition. Why am I asked to make a donation as well?

A: Like most good things in life, the more you put in, the more you get out. When you invest in OLP, we invest in the heart and mind of 750 amazing young women! In short, your gift supports the people and programs that make the Academy of Our Lady of Peace so special. This means exceptional teachers and dedicated counselors. Small classes. A safe environment where your daughter can be herself. Cutting-edge technologies. Programs that accommodate students’ learning styles and needs. Abundant course offerings in STEM and the arts. And, exceptional athletic programs. 

Q: My daughter’s school has beautiful grounds and majestic buildings. What are OLP’s facilities needs?

A: It’s easy to overestimate how affluent OLP is. Our historic campus is majestic in many ways. It’s also aging and in need of repair and preservation. Many of the buildings are in their original condition, having had very limited renovation over the years. Retrofitting 100 year old buildings is extraordinarily expensive, far beyond what we collect in tuition.

Q: How much of a difference can my gift make, really?

A: To put it plainly, a lot. Due to its size, OLP has many fewer supporters than a university, college, or other nonprofit  organization. Because the number of donors is small and the need is great, and every gift truly makes a big difference.

Q: How much should I give as my annual contribution?

A: Only you can answer that question and our focus has always been on participation at any level.  We have some families who can only give a small amount each year and others who give much more. Our hope is that while your daughter is a student at OLP that you make the school among your top 3 philanthropic priorities. What’s more important than investing in your daughter’s education?