Since its revival in 2001, the O'Hara Foundation has made a significant impact on the growth of the school. Working seamlessly with the administration at O'Hara Catholic School, the Foundation's Scholarship Endowment Fund provides financial assistance for as many families as possible, regardless of financial circumstances. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, since the 2002/2003 school year, the Foundation has given nearly $200,000 in tuition assistance, making it possible for O'Hara to provide a Catholic education for families who wish to send their children to O'Hara. Thank you!
The Foundation's primary fundraising vehicle is the annual appeal. The money received in response to the appeal is designated by the donor for one of the following programs: Tuition Assistance Fund (Scholarship Endowment) or Greatest Need. All of these programs directly benefit O'Hara and any contribution makes a difference for the students, families, teachers, and staff. All cash donations are tax deductible as the Foundation is a non-profit organization. Donors are recognized annually for their financial contributions in the Foundation's Summer Newsletter. The giving categories are:
- Christ the Teacher Circle ($85,000 – $99,999)
- Holy Family Circle ($70,000 – $84,999)
- Pope Benedict XVI Circle ($55,000 – $69,999)
- Holy Names Circle ($41,000 – $54,999)
- Archbishop O'Hara Circle ($25,000 - $40,999)
- Monsignor Murnane Circle ($10,000 - $24,999)
- Pastor's Circle ($5,000 - $9,999)
- Principal's Circle ($2,500 - $4,999)
- Cardinal Club ($1,000 - $2,499)
- Gold Club ($500 - $999)
- Maroon Club ($100 - $499)
- Friends of O’Hara (up to $99)
Whether you are in a position to give financially or by praying for our school, volunteering your time or spreading the good news about O'Hara and Catholic education, your support is greatly appreciated. O'Hara is a truly unique place where we have a great staff and supportive families working together to fulfill the school's mission. It is evident by record enrollment. O'Hara is succeeding in teaching our children to strive for excellence spiritually, academically, physically, and socially, and to be life-long learners with strong Catholic values.
If you are interested in learning more about upcoming projects and/or needs, please visit the Development section of this website or call Sean Jones, Development Director, 541.485.5291, ext. 305; or email at sjones@oharaschool..
Thank you for supporting O'Hara Catholic School.