Donation Opportunities

In 2015, Our Lady of the Wayside School was named as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. The teachers, administration and students worked hard to attain this prestigious honor and they strive everyday to maintain the high standards of academic excellence that led to the Blue Ribbon recognition in 1997 and 2015. A tax-deductible cash gift  – made using this online donation link  – significantly increases the opportunities available to all students and staff. Each donation, regardless of size, does make a very big difference in the continued success of Our Lady of the Wayside School. We are very grateful to all who donate in support of this distinguished school.

OLW School currently has three donation opportunities that make an impact:

OLW School Annual Fund – “Enriching Minds. Fostering faith. Expanding Talents.” This is the guiding principal of our school – all decisions stem from it. The goal of the OLW School Annual Fund is to bring additional monetary resources to the school that allow the principal, faculty and staff to provide what’s best for the students. We hope that all members of the OLW community will feel called to contribute. The generosity of our parents, alumni, parents of alumni, and parishioners helps us achieve our goals. FAQ’s

OLW Endowment Fund –The OLW School Endowment Fund was established in 1999 to perpetuate, partially support, and uphold the educational work of OLW School. Its goal is to:

  • Sustain and fund instructional programs and curriculum enhancements
  • Support the operation, maintenance, and the capital improvements
  • Provide enrichment opportunities for our faculty and staff
  • Endow long-term student scholarships
  • Foster a top quality Catholic education at OLW for students in preschool through eighth grade.

Our school is valuable in this community and strengthening the Endowment Fund helps maintain and stabilize the financial health of our school in order to preserve high quality Catholic education. The Endowment Fund had a year-end balance of $497,818 on June 30, 2017. Donations from believers in Catholic education will help to grow the principal of the Endowment Fund. With a larger principal balance, interest earned can be invested into the school for scholarships and capital improvements, etc. Click here to see the Endowment Brochure

Gloria Rebek Scholarship Fund – These restricted funds are used each school year for families that have difficulty making tuition payments. more information

Make an online donation now.

Please direct any questions to either Mr. David Wood, Principal, dwood@olwschool.org or to Danielle Kenney, Development Director, dkenney@olwschool.org. You may also call the school to speak to someone in person at (847) 255-0050.

If you would prefer to mail a check, please make checks payable to Our Lady of the Wayside School and mail to the following address.

Our Lady of the Wayside School
Attn: David Wood – Principal
432 S. Mitchell Ave
Arlington Heights, IL 60005