ANNUAL CAMPAIGN            

Kickoff: August 29th, 2018 to

100th Day: December 7, 2018

  Odyssey Annual Campaign

                    FAQ’s

 

Odyssey Charter School thrives because of the generosity of families and friends who believe in our mission and are committed to our future. Every year we rely on this continued support to help us sustain the quality and depth of the education provided at Odyssey. Your support helps to ensure that Odyssey is able to offer not only the core academic curriculum, but also maintain many of our creative and inspired enrichment programs.

 

 

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. 100% participation by our families will culminate in a school dance for all students!

The suggested amount is $750 per student, but participation at any level is welcome.

 

In FY17-18 Annual Campaign raised $171,574 of our $275,000 goal with 58% of OCS families participation. Help us reach 100%!

 

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 does the Annual Campaign Fund?

Your Annual Campaign donation is an investment in:

  • Maintaining small class sizes

  • Arts & Technology Education and Middle School Electives (i.e. Theater, Drumming): FY17-18 Costs $136,886

  • Physical Education: FY17-18 Costs $45,795

  • Gardening Program: FY17-18 Costs $70,000

  • Teacher Assistants in all K-8 classrooms: FY17-18 Costs $376,184

 

What is the Annual Campaign goal?

The Annual Campaign goal is $275,000 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. Commitments now will help the school move forward with confidence and budget for the upcoming school year.

 

 

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. Questions and donation verification forms can be directed to Odyssey’s Parent & Community Coordinator, Boonrasi Norman at boonrasin@ocsmail.org.

 

Are my contributions tax deductible?

Odyssey Charter School is at 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts to the Annual Campaign are 100% tax deductible! Our tax ID # is 95-4753574

 

Additional Questions about Odyssey's Annual Campaign?

Additional questions about the Annual Campaign can be directed to Odyssey’s Parent & Community Coordinator, Boonrasi Norman at boonrasin@ocsmail.org.

                                                   

           YOUR GIFT, YOUR CHOICE

Annual Campaign Donor Form

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A Pledge to Odyssey is A Pledge to Quality Education