Why Give

As we welcome new generations into the Oakwood School family, we recognize that providing a more intentional education also requires equally intentional planning for our school’s future. Together, we can sustain the promise of an Oakwood education—for students today, and for generations to come. Classroom teaching and learning develops students’ competencies – like collaboration, problem solving, global awareness, and analysis – while equipping students hearts and minds to give, serve, and take citizen action to better their world. Developing philanthropy in students will foster students who will be successful in our diverse world.

As an independent, non-profit, non-sectarian school, we rely on donations from families and alumni to ensure a thriving future for our students. We also seek funding from foundations and other philanthropic organizations, who look at our community’s contribution rates to decide whether and how much to give. That’s why every person—not just every dollar—matters. Both generous donations and widespread support at every level make a real difference to Oakwood.