Carondelet Annual Fund FAQ

Q: Who should give to the Carondelet Annual Fund?
The Carondelet Annual Fund is the foundation of our fundraising efforts at OLP. Our alumnae, parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, Board of Directors, family, and friends all join in this effort because we share a belief in OLP’s mission of “developing faith-filled leaders dedicated to the ‘love of God and the dear neighbor without distinction.’”

Q: My family is already paying tuition. Why am I asked to make a donation as well?
A: When you invest in OLP, you invest in the hearts and minds 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: 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. Your partnership makes that possible.

Q: My daughter’s school has beautiful grounds and majestic buildings. What are OLP’s facilities needs?
A: Our historic campus is majestic in many ways, but 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. As we retrofit 100-year-old buildings, we’re preserving the legacy of the campus while we secure the foundation for its future. Maintaining these buildings is a full-time effort, and requires funds above and beyond what we collect in tuition.

Q: How much of a difference can my gift make, really?
A: To put it plainly, a lot. Every gift matters, regardless of size. The OLP community has fewer supporters than a university, college, or other nonprofit organization, so every gift makes a big difference.

Q: How much should I give as my annual contribution?
A: Only you can answer that question based on what is right for your family. We have some families who give a small amount each year and others who give much more. There are so many ways you contribute to our OLP community, including supporting your daughter at events, volunteering, cheering on our sports teams, and more. An annual fund contribution is just one part of that. Our hope is that while your daughter is a student at OLP, you make the school one of your top three philanthropic priorities.