Financial Aid

You can create positive change, one student at a time. Your gift to O’Dowd’s financial aid program provides the opportunity of an O’Dowd education to qualified and talented students who might otherwise not be able to afford it.

Transforming Lives Annual Fund

Your gift to the O’Dowd Transforming Lives Annual Fund supports our students and the programs that define and distinguish O’Dowd and sustains the education and preparation of a new generation of leaders, empowered to create positive change in the world.  Transforming Lives helps provide:

  • Engaging academics and innovative classroom programs
  • Life-changing experiences, including service learning and retreats
  • Competitive compensation so we can attract and retain outstanding faculty
  • Student financial aid

Get more information about the Transforming Lives Dinner »


Our Campus

Your investment in O’Dowd’s capital infrastructure ensures that our purpose-driven urban community is supported by the kind of physical spaces needed to offer so many enriching opportunities to our students.

Learn more about the Cor Unum Campaign for the O’Dowd Center.

Parent Pledge

O’Dowd parents are asked to make a four-year, tax-deductible parent pledge to Bishop O’Dowd High School. These parent pledges support an enriched high school experience for all students: dedicated and talented teachers; small class sizes; award-winning student programs including the arts, drama, debate, mock trial, and athletics; enriching campus ministry program; expanded counseling center and comprehensive academic support. In essence, you sustain the exciting daily life of your students. Tuition and fees cover 87 percent of the total cost to educate your student at O’Dowd.  For more information click here »

Class of 2021 Senior Gift

A tradition of senior class giving at O’Dowd was started by the Class of 2014 and has continued each and every year. The Senior Class Gift is an opportunity for seniors and their families to celebrate their time 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 2021 Senior Gift and become part of this proud tradition »