The money raised by our fundraising events is used to meet our mission and to support Our Lady of the Wayside students, teachers, and the OLW School Annual Fund.

There are lots of ways to support our school: attend events, participate in Supper Clubs, become a business sponsor or a family Wildcat Sponsor, use RaiseRight, be a part of Catholic Schools Week fun, activities, bidding and fundraising. 

We are so grateful for the businesses that are supporting our school in 2023-24 through sponsorship. Please support them. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please use this 23-24 Sponsor sheet to see the different levels. 

On February 24, 2024, OLW School will conclude its year-long anniversary celebration with Celebrate 70! OLW Soiree. This will be a celebration of 70 years of Catholic education at Our Lady of the Wayside. The Soiree will take place at the beautiful Metropolis Ballroom of Arlington Heights. Mix and mingle with parishioners, neighbors, and friends of OLW. Enjoy dancing, hors d’oeuvres, and a live auction. Save the date and look for registration to open in January.

Want to know more? Want to help? Contact: Cassandra McKenna at

YOU can support the Soiree TODAY in the following ways:
– Donate to the LIVE auction
Do you have access to a unique experience? A vacation home or timeshare property? Connections to the restaurant, hospitality, or entertainment sectors? 
– Donate to the SILENT auction
There will be 8-10 great silent auction packages valued at $400+. Ideas include: great sports tickets, jewelry, electronics, weekend getaways.
– Underwrite a portion of the event or a LIVE auction item
If you want to make a cash donation that helps us defray costs or get something very special for the auction items, we would be very appreciative.
– Plan to attend with your friends!