If you are interested in supporting Bishop O’Dowd High School, there are many different areas you can contribute to. Financial aid, the Transforming Lives Annual Fund, the Senior Gift and on campus are four of the more popular areas for giving.
O’Dowd parents are asked to make an annual Parent Pledge gift to Bishop O’Dowd High School. These parent pledges supports an enriched high school experience for all students: excellent teachers; student programs including the arts, drama, debate, mock trial, athletics and campus ministry; expanded counseling center; and comprehensive academic support. In essence, you sustain the exciting daily life of your students. Tuition and fees cover 82 percent of the total cost to educate your student at O’Dowd. To help close this financial gap, O’Dowd expects all parents to make an annual tax-deductible $1,800 pledge on behalf of each child who attends O’Dowd.
The Senior Class Gift is an opportunity for seniors and their parents to celebrate their four years at O’Dowd, show gratitude for the opportunities received, and ensure that an O’Dowd education remains exceptional and accessible to future generations. Give now to the Class of 2017 Endowed Scholarship Fund and become part of the tradition of giving back.
Your gift today will be matched with a $1 for $1 challenge, doubling the impact of your gift.
Our mission is to educate O’Dowd students about the importance of philanthropy on campus and to create an opportunity for seniors to express gratitude for their time at O’Dowd by paying it forward to the next generation of students.
Maddy Farrington ’17– Co Chair Maddy is is a member of the cross country and track teams. “The 2017 Senior Class Gift serves as our enduring legacy at O’Dowd. It is our last thank you, our last goodbye, our last imprint on the school that gave us so many opportunities and countless memories. From Spirit Week craziness to formative classroom experiences, O’Dowd has been a pivotal place for us to grow. The Senior Class Gift is our chance to make the school an even better place for generations to come.”
Tamarik Rabb ’17– Co Chair Tamarik is active on the Yearbook Committee, runs track, and is a Dragon Ambassador. “I wanted to get involved in the Senior Class Gift because I know what it is like to be on the receiving side of tuition assistance. I understand how life-changing an O’Dowd education can be.”
Dylan Brown ’17– Treasurer Dylan is a member of the Campus Ministry Team, the Debate Team, a leader in the Black Student Union, President of the National Honor Society, and started a social justice club, Solidarity not Solitary, at O’Dowd. Dylan says, “Think of all the friends you have at O’Dowd! What would your life be like without them? By donating to the Class of 2017 Endowed Scholarship Fund you can help continue to make O’Dowd a diverse community where everyone can forge lifelong friendships.”
Jessica Delaney ’17 – Secretary Jessica attended St. Philip Neri School prior to O’Dowd and appreciates the value of a Catholic education and caring community like O’Dowd . As one of the first seniors to give, Jessica says “I donated because I know my money is going to help another student receive a top quality education that they probably wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience otherwise.”