Fundraising Calendar


  • Annual Fund Drive
    • Kicks off with letters to families to respond with a pledge
    • Earnings – $200,000 NET
    • Funds balance the Operating Budget
  • Magazine Drive
    • The school drive is launched
    • Earnings – $60,000 NET
    • Funds balance the operating budget
  • Westfest
    • Run completely by parent volunteers
    • Earnings – $30,000 (NET proceeds are split between school and parish)
    • Funds used to balance the operating budget
  • Golf Tournament
    • Funds are placed in the Father Mallahan Endowment Funds for the School
    • Earnings – different each year and dependent upon participation
  • Parish Stewardship Pledge
    • For members of Holy Rosary Parish, their yearly pledge is made
  • Christmas Tree Lot opens

    • 3 weeks of sales with net proceeds offsetting the operating budget
    • 15% donated to 3 West Seattle charities

    Cyber Giving Tuesday

    • Great day to fulfill your Annual Fund pledge
  • Christmas Tree Lot
    • “Deck the Halls” Christmas Party
    • Tree & greenery sales close mid-December
    • Earnings – $40,000 Net
    • Funds are placed in the operating budget
  • Grandparent and Special Friends Lunch
    • Earnings – $5,000 NET
    • Funds are placed in operating budget as part of Annual Fund
  • Holy Rosary HEART Auction
    • Earnings $200,000 NET
    • Funds Balance the Operating Budget
  • Annual Catholic Appeal
    • The Archdiocesan Catholic Appeal is sent to all the parishioners of Holy Rosary. The funds collected are used to support the many programs that the Archdiocese offers throughout Western Washington.
  • Thank You letter – This is sent to those leaving the school (especially graduating families, inviting them to make a gift of appreciation

Funds are placed in the operating budget

Year Round Fundraising Activities
  • Amazon
  • Grant Writing

A special volunteer committee is continually writing grant applications to individuals and foundations to solicit funding for specific school needs.  In 2016, the grant committee brought in nearly $50,000.


From time to time Holy Rosary and/or Holy Rosary Church are recipients of generous bequests. We have been written into a will or a life insurance policy. At times we receive entire estates or portions of those estates. Some individuals leave it to the institution to use as they see best. Sometime people make a restriction with the donation determining how it must be used. Any directives are followed. These, usually unanticipated financial injections, are a major source of much needed funding. Hopefully more and more people start writing the school into their final requests and directives.