DONATIONS & PLEDGES
A cash gift is the simplest way to support O'Hara and has an immediate impact on the school. Cash or credit card donations can made as one-time gifts or monthly, quarterly, or annual contributions and are deductible for income tax purposes in the year in which they are contributed. (Please consult your tax advisor for tax implications.)
You may designate a cash donation for a specific fund, program or project, including, but not limited to, the following:
O'Hara Catholic School
715 West 18th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97402
You may also call the school and we will process your request for a cash gift by credit card.
If you would like to discuss a specific project or program, please call Michelle Meador, Director of Advancement, at 541.485.5291, ext. 305; or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can pledge a cash gift amount to be paid over a specific period of time. For example, you may pledge a gift of $25,000 to be paid over three years. To pledge a cash gift to O'Hara, please contact Michelle Meador, Director of Advancement (541-485-5291).
Corporate Matching Gifts
Many companies match contributions to charitable causes made by employees, officers, directors, and in some cases spouses and/or retired employees, officers, or directors. And since O'Hara has a 501(c)(3) status, your gift qualifies as a charitable contribituion. Don't miss this opportunity to double or even triple the value of your contribution! Consult your company's personnel or community relations department for guidelines.
SCHOOL EVENTS & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
O'Hara is a private, non-profit organization and depends heavily on fundraisers to cover operational expenses and help keep tuition affordable for our families. There are four main events this year that will contribute more than $200,000 to the school's budget, enabling us to provide the highest quality Catholic education in a clean, safe, challenging, and loving environment. That's a lot of money to raise and it can't be done without the support and help of many participants and volunteers! To find out how you can help, contact Michelle Meador, Director of Advancement via email or phone (541-485-5291 x 305)
The Annual O'Hara Auction is the largest and most important fundraiser of the year for the school. From the countless volunteer hours given by O'Hara families to the sponsorships and financial and in-kind donations made by individuals, businesses and organizations, this is one event that extends well beyond the Catholic community. Offering both a silent and live auction with dinner and dancing, tickets are sold out every year and the O'Hara Auction is often rated as the "most fun" in the Eugene/Springfield area.
The second largest fundraiser of the year, the Jog-A-Thon is a special O'Hara community event that gets the students directly involved in making a difference for their school. With their eyes toward a $60,000 goal, the students will collect pledges and flat donations prior to the event. Students, teachers and staff will walk and/or jog for 45 minutes at the school track. Business sponsorships to help underwrite the costs of the event are available.
O'Hara is located right behind the fairgrounds, on 18th between Jefferson and Friendly Streets, and the school's open fields make the perfect temporary parking lot during the week of the Lane County Fair. The fee to park is $5.00 per car and access to the fair is easy—there is a back entrance to the fairgrounds adjacent to the O'Hara parking lot. Since parent volunteers work long hours each day to assist drivers with parking, all proceeds go directly to the school.
Annual Drama Production
Since 2013, each spring, under the direction of O'Hara's Music Specialist, Mrs. Kathryn Leonard, more than 50 O'Hara students in grades 5 - 8 perform a drama production. Past performances have included the following titles:
REBATE & REWARDS PROGRAMS
Through special programs set up by several businesses, you can earn cash for O'Hara every time you shop. From collecting Box Tops to registering your card or using O'Hara's specific ID number, you can help the school earn cash—all without spending an additional penny out of your pocket!
Do you shop on Amazon? Next time, go to www.smile.amazon.com and choose "Open Door Foundation" as your beneficiary before you shop. O'Hara receives 0.5% of your purchase price as a donation. What an easy way to support our school!
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops have gone digital! Make sure you are signed up for digital rewards and are scanning your receipts. Thank you!
O'Hara has partnered with Mabel's Labels, and will receive 20% of your purchase. Mabel's Labels are a great way to identify your students' belongings and help O'Hara at the same time!
O’Hara has partnered with Minted for a new fundraising opportunity. O’Hara families will get 20% off Minted holiday orders of cards and gifts from October to December, and Minted will donate 15% back to O’Hara. To be sure O’Hara receives credit for your order, please use this code on your order: FUNDRAISEOHARA
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
Raise money for O'Hara while doing your shopping at Fred Meyer! O'Hara is now a qualified participant of the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program. It is easy to sign up - visit fredmeyer.com and log into your Fred Meyer account. Search O'Hara Catholic School either by name or by our code, SH646, and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account that requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.