Sponsorship Opportunities at OLOL

Ways you can support OLOL in the Lions' Roar

A Letter from our Principal- Mrs. Patricia McGann

November 2015

Dear Friend,

In September of this year Our Lady of Lourdes School was recognized as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. Lourdes was the only school in Montgomery County Maryland to be recognized as such, and one of only eight schools in the state to be awarded the Blue Ribbon. The teachers, students and parents of Our Lady of Lourdes School have created a community that nurtures children, supports them in their faith development, and challenges them to strive for excellence in all that they do.

As we celebrate our 75th year, we look forward and plan for the future of our school.

We dream of having more classroom space, an updated science lab, a refurbished cafeteria, and restrooms that have been modernized. We plan, too, for continued professional development for our teachers. Our exceptional faculty members are dedicated to providing the children of Lourdes with learning experiences that challenge and excite them, and the teachers are eager to learn new strategies and techniques to implement in their classrooms.

Our school tuition covers approximately 80% of the cost of educating the children of Lourdes. We depend on the generosity of our donors and our parents to cover the additional costs of a Lourdes education. We are determined to retain qualified, competent teachers who are dedicated to Catholic education, and to do that we must increase salaries. Our teacher salaries are currently about 20% less than those of the public school systems in the area.

Over 60% of our families applied for tuition assistance last year. We make every effort to meet the needs of all of our families. The Annual Fund and our fundraisers support the Collins Scholarship Fund and the Pat Long Scholarship Fund. These are usually depleted before school even begins in September. When we hear from a Lourdes family that they can no longer send their child to Lourdes because of a job loss or an illness that has put a strain on the family finances, we feel compelled to work something out so that they can remain in the Lourdes family. We need your help, though, to continue that practice.

This year we will have several events that support our Annual Fund. In February, we will have a Silent Auction/Casino Night and in April we will have our 8th Annual Lions’s Roar Kate Truax 5K run and family fun day. We ask you to prayerfully consider becoming a supporter for one or both of these events. Your support and your prayers are essential to the work we do at Lourdes, and we thank you in advance for supporting the children who attend Lourdes today and those who will come to us in the future seeking an excellent Catholic education that prepares them to become young men and women who will lead and serve others.

If you have further questions about our Annual Fund I encourage you to contact us by

phone or email, and please visit our website at www.bethesda-lourdes.org to learn more

about our school.

God bless you.

Why sponsor?

Your contributions to OLOL's fundraisers are tax-deductible, and your business partnership with us will be recognized in three ways:

  1. Your business name will appear on our school website (please send logos to receptionist@bethesda-lourdes.org);
  2. We'll feature your business name on our Lions' Roar banner and materials; and
  3. Your generosity will be spotlighted in our school publications.

We're proud of our relationship with our business partners, and OLOL families and faculty appreciate and support our partners whenever they have the opportunity.

Sponsor for the April 23, 2016 Lions' Roar Kate Truax 5K/1K

Consider supporting our Lions' Roar Kate Truax 5K/1K in one of these levels:

  • Lion Level - donations of $1000 and more
  • Runner Level - donations of $500 to $999
  • Friends & Family Level - donations of $300 to $499

All Lions' Roar Sponsors will have their names on race shirts, race banners, and on the OLOL website. Lion Level Sponsors will receive two complimentary Runner Registrations - which include bags, shirts and other gifts.

Please click the link below to go to the school store and fill out sponsor information and pay for your sponsorship. Payments can be made with a credit card through the store. All sponsorships need to go through the store, even if you want to pay with cash or check. Complete the online order and indicate your payment type. Then bring the payment to the front office at OLOL.

Please email your logo to receptionist@bethesda-lourdes.org