Annual Giving

Annual Giving is the heart of the school's fundraising efforts in which every family is asked to provide an annual donation to the school. All donations through Annual Giving are used for one of the five Annual Giving Funds, each supporting  one of the five specific areas of focus at the school.  Proceeds from the school's  special events  also go to support these funds.

Annual Giving Funds

Campus Fund

The Campus Fund is designated for the enhancement and expansion of the Oakwood campus. Past projects have included building the play structures, resurfacing the playground, upper school lockers, walkway fountain, landscaping and our most recent project was building four sport/tennis courts.

Science & Technology Fund

The Science & Technology Fund is used to strengthen and expand the school's technology and science resources. This fund has been the recipient of very generous donations from many parents who are employees and retirees of local technology companies. This, along with other donations, has enabled the school to open new computer labs, install projectors and document cameras to enhance classroom instruction, and upgrade the school computers and network.

Enrichment Fund

The Enrichment Fund is used to grow the library and enhance the school's Drama and enrichment programs. Past projects have included a ball wall, climbing wall, cargo net, musical instruments, sound system, and special lighting equipment.

Faculty Fund

The Faculty Fund is used to support faculty development and enhance faculty compensation. Increasing professional development has been one of the teachers' major requests and these funds help make that happen.

Scholarship Fund

The Scholarship Fund is used to expand and strengthen the school community by providing merit-based scholarships to deserving students. This program has been quite successful at attracting some top students to Oakwood, enhancing the school for all. (These funds are not used for financial aid.)

Donors can select which fund they would like their donation to benefit, or they can allow the school to choose which fund has the greatest need. Even when "greatest need" is designated, all funds donated through Annual Giving will go to one of the five funds and are not used for the school's basic operation.

Donors can make a donation by printing a donation form and mailing it to the school.

Oakwood asks that all families participate in the school's fundraising efforts. The goal is for each family to donate each year to the Annual Giving Program and participate in fundraising events as they feel they would like to and are able to do so. Some give a little and some give more as circumstances differ, and every donation is very much appreciated. Broad participation is a critical goal and an important sign of support for the school.

Any questions about Oakwood fundraising can be directed to giving@oakwoodway.org.

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