As a public school, Ocean Shore School receives state and local funding that covers most of our basic needs. Everything above that—everything that makes OSS so special—comes from our community. This year our overall fundraising goal is $150,000. That equates to almost 10% of our annual operating budget and will fund our entire program. We aim to raise $100,000 of that through our Annual Fund.
The Annual Fund is where our community gets to shine and show our collective spirit of generosity. Just as important as how much money we raise is that each family participates in whatever way is meaningful to them (donating time, money, resources, etc). Getting as close to 100% participation as possible is a core goal of the Annual Fund. Watch the Annual Fund progress board in the hallway fill up!