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Annual Giving - The Knight Fund

You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday...

Don't forget:

Dec. 2, 2014

#GivingTuesday is a national movement to celebrate giving and inspires personal philanthropy during the Christmas season by focusing on giving back as opposed to the consumerism of the holiday season.

Last year, Bishop O'Connell's #GivingTuesday campaign was an enormous engine for the success of our annual fundraising campaign that propelled us forward with 182 donors making gifts totalling more than $67,000.

All gifts, no matter what size, help us reach our goal...and now, because of the generosity of a group of anonymous donors, ALL unrestricted gifts to the Knight Fund between Nov. 21 and Dec. 2 will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $23,000. There's no better time to support the Knight Fund than on #GivingTuesday.

Donate online TODAY!


The Knight Fund is the cornerstone of annual support for Bishop O'Connell. Your contribution ensures that all students receive a superior academic experience, with top-quality educators, in a vibrant Catholic environment. A tax-deductible donation supports the exceptional academic programs that tuition alone does not cover. The Knight Fund bridges the critical gap between what is charged in tuition and the actual cost of educating each student. Because we strive to keep tuition as affordable as possible, the actual cost to educate each student is approximately $1,500 more than is charged in tuition. The balance is made up with tax-deductible gifts from our school community. 

The Bishop O'Connell Annual Fund is now called the Knight Fund! This year's Knight Fund goal is $360,000 and 1,000 donors! All unrestricted gifts made from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 will be counted toward the goal. Every gift is important, no matter the size! The O'Connell legacy of outstanding academics and proud traditions is kept strong through the financial contributions of our alumni, parents and friends. Your donation has an immediate impact by funding the programs that provide our students with the educational tools to reach their fullest potential.

Traditionally, strong institutions have strong annual funds. An annual gift to the school is a tangible vote of confidence for Catholic education and for Bishop O'Connell. Thank you for your participation and support. GO KNIGHTS! 

Donate online TODAY!


The Knight Fund plays a vital role in ensuring that we carrying on O'Connell's great traditions that, since 1957, have been transforming students into young adults, who are well prepared to make a positive difference in the world by living out their faith, thinking critically and exercising leadership in service to others.

#1:  Our Faculty

#2:  Our Traditions

#3: A Caring Community

#4:  Our Students

#5:  Our Faith

#6:  State of the Art Technology

#7: Academic Excellence

#8: Athletics

#9: Arts

#10:  Our Alumni!

 Be part of our tradition.  Give today.  Thank you!

Gifts may be made online or mailed directly to the Advancement Office at:
Bishop O'Connell High School
6600 Little Falls Road
Arlington, VA 22213
Attention: Knight Fund

Gifts of Appreciated Stock - Higher tax rates and current strong stock returns make donating appreciated stock an attractive tax-saving philanthropic gift for both donor and non-profit.  Check with your tax advisor and download the diocesan stock transform form HERE.

The Knight Fund closes each year on June 30, our fiscal year-end. 


 Bishop O'Connell Knight Fund Gift Societies

The Leadership Circle

Excalibur Club $20,000 and up
Bishop's Roundtable $10,000 - $19,999
Knight's Circle $5,000 - $9,999
Marquis Circle
$2,500 - $4,999
Sword and Shield
$1,000 - $2,499







CLICK HERE to find out more about the Leadership Circle
and the NEW Young Alumni Leadership Circle.

Additional Giving Societies

Blue and Grey Circle $500 - $999
School Spirit Circle
$250 - $499
Friends' Circle up to $249





Knight Fund gifts can also be made through the United Way (#8273) or Combined Federal Campaign (#65190).

Please click on the links below for more information:

Give online today!

Find out more about Corporate Matching Gifts Programs

Join the Leadership Circle

For more information, please contact Annmarie Wilmeth, Director of Annual Giving, at awilmeth@bishopoconnell.org or 703-237-1437.


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As of Nov. 14, 2014

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