Development Foundation

The mission of Our Lady of Bethlehem School and Childcare’s (OLB) Development Foundation is to financially support the educational needs of its community, to enhance the quality of education and to ensure the continuation and growth of OLB.

The Development Foundation strives to maintain the fundamental principles of Clare Fey, foundress, and the Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus who dedicated their lives to giving to children in need.


  • An annual campaign that supports student tuition assistance is the main fundraiser for the Development Foundation.
  • A Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Evening held each spring serves as the Development Foundation’s “annual meeting” announcing its officers, goals and accomplishments.


  • The Stores Program offers families an opportunity to patronize places that will give a portion of the proceeds back to OLB.
  • The Scholarship Fund, whereby donors can agree to help fund a child’s OLB attendance or honor the memory of another.

In addition to the events and programs noted above, the Development Foundation participates in the OLB Marketing and Grants Committees, assists OLB’s Board of Trustees with its long-term planning, and publishes an alumni newsletter to maintain a relationship with the thousands of central Ohioans who have attended OLB since 1956.

Use of Funds Raised
The Development Foundation meets its’ goals by raising funds to ease families’ tuition burdens by providing tuition assistance funds for disbursement by the OLB Tuition Assistance Committee. In addition, funds raised by the Development Foundation are used to support OLB’s marketing efforts, staff professional development and capital savings.

Interest in the Development Foundation
Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the Development Foundation’s meetings and participate in the many events and programs. Further information regarding contact persons and meetings are listed on the website and the calendar.