Giving

Ways to Give

Your support of The Academy of Our Lady of Peace allows faculty and staff to provide an excellent Catholic education for today’s students and future generations. There are many ways you can give to the school, and our administration will be happy to assist you in finding a manner that is most beneficial.

Planned Giving through The Academy Foundation

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization, which raises and disburses funds for the benefit of The Academy, its families and students. The objective of The Foundation is to make available and to enhance the Blue Ribbon Catholic education children receive at The Academy.

Sponsored by the Foundation, The Academy Pledge is a commitment toward a $500,000 goal. The Academy is a Catholic elementary school. In 2020, financial responsibility for The Academy was returned from the Archdiocese of Newark to the School Board and Our Lady of Peace Parish. The Academy relies primarily on tuition to fund its operations. Tuition covers only a portion of The Academy’s operating costs. Fundraising, led by the Home School Association (HSA) and The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Foundation, plays a critical role in covering expenses not handled by tuition. Since 2010, the Foundation provides annual scholarships to families and students based on financial need. The Foundation also recognizes selected students based on merit for tuition credit, and it supports The Academy by contributing toward special projects and programs.

On an annual basis, The Foundation assists approximately ten percent of Academy students based on financial need with funds raised through its Annual Appeal. All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible, as The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donors may choose to make planned or deferred gifts to the school which make a lasting impact on The Academy community and create a legacy that will have an important impact on the student body for generations to come.

The Foundation offers online donations through Bloomerang. Please use the Donate button below. We are truly grateful for your generous support!

Amazon Smile

Do you love to shop at Amazon.com for its convenience, competitive pricing and quick delivery? If so, you can also help raise important funds for The Academy’s Foundation. Simply go to www.smile.amazon.com, sign in to your Amazon account and select as your Charity “Academy of Our Lady of Peace Foundation, Location: New Providence, NJ”. There is no cost to you and Amazon pricing is the same. To learn more about this program, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Capital and Endowed Support

Gifts for specific projects or endowed funds help keep The Academy of Our Lady of Peace strong well into the future. Gifts may be unrestricted or designated by the donor to support educational programs, building and renovation projects, or financial aid needs. Please contact the school office at 908-464-8657 x1 or the parish rectory at 908-464-7600 for more information.

Volunteer

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace provides several volunteering opportunities for alumni, parents and friends of The Academy in support of the school. A proper background check as well as Protecting God’s Children certification is required. Please reach out to the school’s office at 908-464-8657 x1 to learn how you can help.