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Questions? Call us at (510)577-9100 x340 or email us at [email protected]

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Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts

Did you know that many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among employees? And that some companies will even match to spouses and retirees?

Use the search on this page to see if your employer offers a matching gift program. You may be able to double, or even triple, the impact of your gift. Contributions of any amount help us provide an exceptional college preparatory education to all deserving students.

Information you may need to process a Matching Gift with your employer:

Bishop O’Dowd High School
9500 Stearns Avenue
Oakland, CA 94605

Contact: [email protected] or (510) 577-9100 x 340
Tax-ID or EIN#: 94-1547088

Please contact Nicole Ferdinando, Director of Annual Giving, or call (510) 553-8669 if you have questions or need documentation of recent giving to O’Dowd.

Stock Gifts

Stock Gifts

A gift of stocks or securities to O’Dowd can be arranged via electronic transfer or by receipt of stock certificates. The gift provides a full income tax deduction and negates capital gains taxes. Please contact Lauren Basta at [email protected], if you are intending to make a gift of stock so that we can be aware of the transaction and reach out to Morgan Stanley.

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O’Dowd’s Brokerage Firm:
Morgan Stanley
1999 Harrison St. Suite 2200
Oakland, CA 94612
DTC #:  0015

Account #: 104-054303
Contact: Francisca Sanchez  [email protected]  
Broker’s Phone Number  (510)-891-0555
Main office (800) 755-1579
Fax: (510) 891-0578 Attn: Francisca Sanchez

Escrip/Amazon Associates

O’Dowd earns a percentage of purchases made by parents, students, and alumni by partnering with the following fundraising programs. Enrollment is safe, free and easy.


To register:

  • Go to »
  • Search “Bishop O’Dowd High School” or ID #139840033
  • Click “Sign Up”
  • Register

Amazon Associates

O’Dowd receives a generous percentage of your purchase amounts when you access the Amazon marketplace. Please bookmark this page, share it with friends and family, and remember to start your Amazon shopping here on the school website. It turns shopping into an act of giving!

Gift Planning

Think about the impact that Bishop O’Dowd High School has had on your life, on the Oakland community, and on its alumni and friends worldwide. Making Bishop O’Dowd High School a part of your long-term philanthropic plans ensures that O’Dowd can continue to make a positive impact for many years to come. Learn more »


Annual Giving Events

These annual events help us raise funds to support Bishop O’Dowd High School’s mission and also bring our school community together. We invite you to join us as a sponsor, donor, volunteer or guest.

The annual Crab Feed is a great “fun”draising event where an always-sold-out crowd comes together to have fun while enjoying great friends, great food and great auction items while raising funds for O’Dowd student programs, teams, and clubs. We look forward to next year’s on February 11, 2023.

Email [email protected], if you have any questions or want to join an event committee.

TLDThe annual Transforming Lives Dinner, has grown to become O’Dowd’s signature fundraiser. This November we will host an engaging interactive virtual event with O’Dowd families, alums and friends who are committed to making a difference in the most direct way possible – helping to provide a transformative O’Dowd experience for students who would not be able to attend without financial aid. Together we can make a difference.
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