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.
Bridging the Gap
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.
Keeping O'Connell Strong
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 Knight Fund will ensure we are able to:
- Expand academic and extracurricular offerings
- Hire and retain highly skilled educators
- Enhance technology in the classroom
- Faithful Knights Monthly Giving Program
- FACTS Tuition Payment System
- United Way/Combined Federal Campaign
- Appreciated Stock
- IRA Charitable Rollover
- Matching Gifts
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.
Take advantage of the newly enacted legislation, HR 2029, which allows people over the age of 70.5 to make tax-free gifts totaling up to $100,000 from a traditional IRA account. Find out more details by clicking here.
Individual gifts to the Knight Fund may often be doubled or even tripled through the generous support of corporate matching gifts programs.
CLICK HERE to visit our Corporate Matching Gifts database to see if your employer participates.
Contact Jenni Reamer, Manager of Annual Giving, if you need further information. Also, please let her know that you have initiated paperwork for matching funds, so we can help track the process with you. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 703-237-1439.