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.
The Campus Fund is designated for the enhancement and expansion of the Oakwood campus. Many improvement projects have benefited from this fund in the past, including the purchase and installation of lockers, the walkway fountain, landscaping, playgrounds, parking lot, sports courts and campus security. Current and future campus plans can be found at Campus Master Plan Vision.
The Science & Technology Fund is used to strengthen and expand the school’s technology and science resources. The current focus of this fund is purchasing new equipment and software for the classroom to enhance the teaching environment and increase student learning. This includes digital projectors, document cameras and new computers, as well as building a campus-wide high-bandwidth wireless network.
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.
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 email@example.com.