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              Your gift



Creating a Bright Future for O’Dowd

When you give to O’Dowd, you create new opportunities, new possibilities, and new horizons for our diverse students. Since 1951, O’Dowd has nurtured Dragons to rise to their greatest potential and reach their greatest heights. Your gift makes it possible. Your gift enhances our campus, supports our faculty and staff, and strengthens our community. Your gift makes O’Dowd a place where all students thrive.

For tax deduction purposes, Bishop O’Dowd High School is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit.

Our Tax ID is 94-1547088.

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Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund support our dynamic academic offerings and co-curricular programs, including powerful service learning opportunities and enriching spiritual retreats. The Annual Fund also supports O’Dowd’s outstanding faculty, and provides financial aid to hardworking students.


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Tuition Assistance Initiative

With 30% of students receiving tuition assistance, O’Dowd is committed to maintaining a student body that represents all socioeconomic backgrounds. Your gift ensures that O’Dowd can continue offering a financial bridge to talented and passionate students, while keeping O’Dowd affordable for as many families as possible.


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Endowment and Impact Giving

Alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and grandparents create endowments and impact gifts to honor the transformative experience O’Dowd makes in the lives of students. These funds ensure tuition assistance for qualified students, and strengthen our learning community with diverse experiences, perspectives, and cultural traditions.


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Legacy Giving

O’Dowd’s future, and the future of generations of students, is strengthened when our alumni and their families include O’Dowd through a bequest in their will or other type of legacy gift. Join the many supporters of O’Dowd whose foresight ensures our legacy.


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Ways to Give


There are so many ways to support O’Dowd’s mission - and we make it as easy and streamlined as possible. You can give immediately by credit card or check. You can make O’Dowd part of your long term philanthropic commitment with legacy gifts from your estate. You can secure matching gifts from your employer if they offer an employee matching opportunity. And we always love to see you at our fundraising events, including our annual Transforming Lives Dinner and Crab Feed. No matter how you give, your generosity enhances the O’Dowd experience for every student, for years to come.

Rebecca Bischoff, Chief Development Officer

With an M.Ed. from Harvard University, Rebecca has been with O’Dowd since 2016. She works closely with alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty and friends of O’Dowd who wish to invest their talent, time and treasure in the success of O'Dowd and our students.

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