Kickoff: August 29th, 2018
100th Day: December 7th, 2018
OCS-SOUTH ANNUAL CAMPAIGN
OCS-South opened it's doors on August 29th, 2018. We are a free, public, charter school. We are relying on your support to help us sustain the quality and depth of the education provided at OCS-South.
What is 100% Participation in 100 Days?
We are asking 100% of our community to donate pledges to our Annual Campaign in 100 days. The kickoff is the first day of school, August 29th, 2018 and lasts until December 7, 2018. The suggested amount is $750 per student, but participation at any level is welcome.
Why should I give to the Annual Campaign?
As a public charter school, only a portion of our financial obligations are fulfilled by state funds, where our state funding is 30% below the national average. We depend on donations from parents to fill significant budget gaps that our state funding does not cover.
What is the Annual Campaign goal?
The Annual Campaign goal is $125,000 and 100% participation from our community. We are asking members of our community help us reach 100% participation in 100 days, which falls on December 7, 2018. Pledges can be donated through June 30, 2019.
How can I participate and make a pledge?
Pledges can be made as a single gift, or in monthly installments. Secure online payments can be made online. Donations are also accepted in the form of cash, checks, credit cards, or set up as an auto-payment from your bank. Pledge forms can be found in the front office or online.
Why is 100% participation so important?
One hundred percent participation in the Annual Campaign is a way we express our commitment to our students, our community, teachers and staff. Your contribution not only shows your financial support, it represents your positive involvement in providing our students with a high-quality education. 100% participation is also a benchmark that many foundations use when deciding whether to award grants.
How do I know how much to give?
When thinking about how much to give, we suggest $750 per student to maintain our current programs. We recognize not all families are in a position to donate $750 per student but ask that each family participate in a way that is meaningful to your family. Donations to the Annual Campaign range from $5 - $5,000 and EVERY gift counts towards our goal of 100% participation! All contributions are kept confidential.
How can I make my donation go even further?
Many families double their annual contributions by participating in Matching Gift programs sponsored by their employer. Check with the HR department of your company for specific policies.
Are my contributions tax deductible?
OCS-South c/o Odyssey Charter Schools is at 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts to the Annual Campaign are 100% tax deductible! Our tax ID # is 95-4753574