Welcome to the Development Office!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are grateful to the alumni, parents, friends, and businesses who support our efforts. Together we are working to secure the future financial security of our school.
What does the future hold for Catholic Education?
We envision a future in which Catholic Education is an option for every child. We envision a future in which Catholic schools remain affordable, in spite of rising expenses. We envision a future in which we continue to be blessed by extraordinary faculty members who are dedicated to high standards of education in a Christian environment. For generations to come, we envision a future in which Catholic schools are never threatened by financial uncertainties. Shouldn’t tomorrow’s children be given the same opportunity to receive a Catholic education as preceding generations?
How Can I Help?
- Make a tax-deductible contribution to the Annual Appeal.
- Ask your employer about matching funds.
- Join us for our Treasure Island Auction in November and/or our Golf Tournament held in May.
- Participate in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC).
- Keep us in mind when your business is updating technology and donating or selling what you currently use.
- PUT US IN YOUR WILL
The 2017-18 Development Advisory Team members are:
- Theresa Chanko, Teacher Representative, and Chairperson
- Margaret Gardner, School Principal
- Jeanne McAleer, Development Director
- Jennifer Francis, Public Relations Director
- Annie Davis, Treasurer
- Micole Hoover, Secretary
- Lauren Caramenico
- Kelly Cassidy
- Abigail Critchfield
- Veronica Dube
- Mitch Hackman
- Sean McAleer
- Lisa Sheaffer
Development Fundraising Events
Fundraising and “development” are not synonymous, although, fundraising is a component of development. Activities are held throughout the year to raise money to be invested in an endowment fund for the future of our school and to raise money for tuition assistance.
The Annual Appeal consists of the Appeal Letter and the Phonathon. Appeal Letters are mailed in the fall after the start of school. The Phonathon takes place during the first week of October where phone calls are made to the parents, friends, and alumni of the school as well as the parishioners of the three supporting parishes. Starting 2017, we have Online Giving which allows you to make contributions to OMPH School without writing checks or worrying about cash donations. Please go to Online Giving and click on “Sign Up for Your New Account” and complete your initial account registration or click on “Quick Give” for a one time donation.
Treasure Island Auction
The Treasure Island Auction is held on the first weekend of November. This is a mix of various auction styles – live, silent, and raffle. The variety of items grows every year. In past years we have had gourmet dinners, various kinds of gift baskets, theatre tickets, restaurant gift certificates, and beach houses. This year the auction was held on November 3, 2018.
The OMPH Annual Golf Tournament will be held on May 8, 2019, at the Honeybrook Golf Club. The day starts with a light breakfast followed by the tournament and then concludes with lunch and prizes.