Gifts to the Carondelet Annual Fund support our students and programs in all areas, including academics, athletics, co-curricular activities, technology, campus maintenance and so much more. Our annual fundraising efforts provide us with the flexibility to respond to new initiatives and meet emerging needs throughout the year.
Your generosity enables OLP to provide exceptional learning opportunities and experiences for our students. Gifts to the Carondelet Annual Fund are unrestricted and are an essential tool for OLP, supporting every aspect of the school and our students’ experience. OLP families, alumnae, faculty and staff, and our Board of Directors join in the effort. Help us by making your gift today!
We rely on your partnership and support to continue the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Every gift matters, and every gift has an impact. What will yours be?
Notice: In March, Congress passed the CARES Act, which included changes to the Charitable Deduction Limitations. For 2020, charitable deductions for cash gifts may offset up to 100 percent of your income tax (normally, the limitation is 60 percent.)
Carondelet Annual Fund FAQ
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.’”
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.
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.
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.
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.