Giving

Ways to Give

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

Planned Giving through The Academy Foundation

Please find the Annual Foundation Update Linked Here

In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, we set out to create a sustainable path for The Academy based on enrollment, fundraising, and broad-based community support. We are pleased to say that tremendous progress has been made.

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization, which raises funds for the benefit of The Academy, primarily through scholarship awards. Through the Foundation, we effectively rely on your generosity, while not burdening the parish or depending on Archdiocesan funds.

In 2020, financial responsibility for The Academy was returned from the Archdiocese of Newark to the Our Lady of Peace Parish and the Foundation. At that time, The Academy Pledge received three-year pledges totaling more than $400,000. 

The Academy’s work continues, and we recognize it will require a continuous effort to adapt and further improve. Sponsored by the Foundation, The Academy Pledge is a vehicle to provide financial support toward a sustainable future. The level of commitment is flexible in terms of amount and timing. Of course, any and all amounts are appreciated. Thankfully, The Academy is in the position to ask for long-term support – one-year, three-years, five-years and more.

Fundraising, led by the Home School Association (HSA), also plays a critical role in covering expenses not otherwise covered by tuition. In addition, since 2009, the Foundation provides scholarships to families and students based on financial need. On an annual basis, the Foundation assists approximately fifteen percent of The Academy students, based on financial need with funds raised through its Annual Appeal. The Foundation also recognizes selected students based on merit for tuition credit, and it supports The Academy by contributing toward special projects and programs.

All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible, as The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt 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!

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.

Sample projects this year include:

Improving fencing around the playground

Improving technology integration with SMART boards, iPADs, chromebooks and 3D design technology

Beautifying the school through replaced flooring

Increasing opportunities for enrichment programs at the Academy

Previously funded projects include:

Installation of SMART board technology

Remodeling our science lab

Integration of several video conferencing stations

Volunteer Opportunities

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.