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Bishop O'Connell is once again participating in #GivingTuesday, a global movement that celebrates generosity and inspires personal philanthropy during the Advent season. #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1, will kick off to Bishop O’Connell’s 2015 year-end effort to inspire support for our annual fund--The Knight Fund.

Last year, your response to #GivingTuesday was an enormous engine for the success of the Knight Fund. Gifts ranged in size and we counted many first-time donors among those who participated. We invite you to be a part of this exciting opportunity to give back and support Catholic education at O'Connell. With your help, we can do great things.

What is the Knight Fund?

The Knight Fund is a critical source of revenue for Bishop O'Connell.  Every dollar raised goes toward funding the exceptional academic programs that tuition alone cannot cover, providing our students with the educational tools to reach their fullest potential.  We are grateful for every gift, no matter the size.  The O'Connell legacy of outstanding academics and vibrant community is kept strong through the tax-deductible financial contributions of our alumni, parents, faculty and friends.


Every young person deserves the opportunity to have a quality Catholic education. To make this a reality, we strive to keep tuition as affordable as possible. The Knight Fund bridges the critical $1,500 gap between what is charged in tuition and the actual cost of educating each student. Gifts to the Knight Fund go directly to ensure that all students receive a superior academic experience, with top-quality educators, in a lively Catholic environment. 


Strong institutions have strong annual funds. Regular support of the Knight Fund is a tangible vote of confidence for Catholic education and for Bishop O'Connell. Your gift to the 2015-2016 Knight Fund will ensure we are able to:

  • Expand academic and extracurricular offerings
  • Hire and retain highly skilled educators
  • Enhance technology in the classroom

Ways to Give

FAITHFUL KNIGHTS MONTHLY GIVING: Provide support that O'Connell can count on!  Sign up for a monthly gift and become a member of the Faithful Knights Monthly Giving Program.  It is one of the most significant ways you can support the school.  Click here for more information about joining the Faithful Knights.

FACTS: Current parents are encouraged to make their Knight Fund commitment at the time of registration. Payments can be made through the FACTS Tuition payment program over a ten-month period.

ONLINE: Gifts may be made online through our secure online giving site.  Click here to make a gift today.

CHECK:Checks may be mailed directly to the Advancement Office at: 

Bishop O'Connell High School
Knight Fund 
6600 Little Falls Road 
Arlington, VA 22213

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

APPRECIATED STOCK: Donating appreciated stock is an attractive tax-saving philanthropic gift for both donor and non-profit.  Check with your tax advisor and download the diocesan stock transform form.

MATCHING GIFTS: Your company may match your gift dollar for dollar!  Find out more about Corporate Matching Gifts Programs.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Reamer, at jreamer@bishopoconnell.org or 703-237-1437.

to the 2015-2016 Knight Fund!

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$111,484 received as of November 17, 2015



Thank you for making
the 2014-2015 Knight Fund
a complete success!
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