Power of One: Impacts OCS

Your single contribution has the power to impact all OCS students

$10,133 raised

$75,000 goal

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Power of One: Impacts OCS

"I love presenting at assemblies. My teacher trusts me to be a leader and show the school all that I have learned. At OCS, we can be individuals and truly free to be ourselves." - an OCS student

Every day at Our Community School, we witness the impact a single action can have on our entire school community. One gesture of kindness that inspires the generosity of spirit from many. One question during class that engages a lively and meaningful conversation. One experience that sparks a lifetime passion. One smile that creates a new friendship. One teacher that imprints on your heart and mind forever. The Power of One: Impacts OCS.

The Annual Giving Fund, the cornerstone of Our Community School's fundraising efforts, allows us to invest in your children with resources and provide new opportunities for our students through our exceptional child-centered program. Your confidence in our mission to guide our students to be empowered, ethical, and informed members of our community and, therefore every community empowers and encourages us to fulfill our mission. Your single contribution has the power to impact the educational experience of all OCS students as well as the remarkable work of all OCS teachers.

OCS is a unique, public charter school that provides more than just an excellent education to our students. OCS staff members, students and families collaborate in the ongoing process of education. Our diverse and caring community integrates academics with creativity, thereby fostering independent thinkers, problem solvers and leaders. We nurture multiple aspects of a child's development: physical, emotional, intellectual, artistic and social. In order to meet our mission and provide services in our community, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Without the assistance of community-minded individuals just like you, we wouldn't be able to serve those in our community each year.

Please make a commitment to support our annual appeal by making a cash donation. This year our goal is $75,000, and we hope that you will be able to make a contribution.

Your generosity makes a difference in our community by allowing us to continue in our work.

Thank you in advance for your support!


Q: Why is the Annual Giving Fund so important?
The Annual Giving Fund allows us to maintain the programs at OCS that help our students receive a complete educational experience because we focus on educating the whole child, including art, music, technology, and PE.

Q: Why is 100% participation so crucial?
Your participation in the Annual Fund not only shows your financial support, it represents your positive involvement as well. Many corporations and foundations ask for our school's Annual Fund participation rating when deciding whether or not to provide us with additional funding.

Q: What about matching gifts?
You can double the impact of your gift with a matching gift from your employer. Check with your HR department to see if your company matches employee contributions to nonprofit organizations/schools.

Q: I can't afford to give much. Does my small gift really make a difference?
YES! Each and every gift truly makes a difference. We are a small community, so each and every gift helps toward achieving our goal.

Q: Are contributions tax-deductible?
Yes. Our Community School is a non-profit school exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions made to OCS are tax-deductible as provided by law.
Our tax ID # is 20-2776592

Q: When should I make my gift?
Please make your commitment NOW so that we can count your participation towards our goal! You have until June 15, 2017 to fulfill your gift.

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