FUNDRAISING FAQs

WHAT ARE OAKWOOD’S ANNUAL FUND LEADERSHIP GIVING LEVELS?

Our Leadership Giving program benefits from the generosity of philanthropic leaders who donate at least $7,500 annually. To acknowledge their leadership, these donors are invited to the Headmaster’s Circle Event with the Headmaster and other school leaders.

Families who contribute $15,000 or more will be recognized in our Champion’s Circle and invited to a reception in the fall of 2018.

HOW DO I MAKE MY GIFT?

To make your gift, please:

CALL The Advancement Office at 818-732-3171 to speak with Leadership Giving Officer Alison Raitt or 818-732-3062 to speak with Advancement Associate Kat Haro.

VISIT The Advancement Office on the secondary school campus at 5220 Lemp Avenue, Joann Aquinde in the elementary school front office, or Tree Corbett in the secondary school front office to drop off a cash, money order, or check.

Or, DONATE online here.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE?

We ask that each family, in accordance with their capacity, give what they can.

All gifts are greatly appreciated and collectively make a significant impact. We ask that you consider Oakwood to be one of your family’s top philanthropic priorities and give to the Annual Fund and endowment as generously as possible.

WHAT IS A MATCHING GIFT AND HOW CAN I HELP OAKWOOD ACCESS THIS ADDITIONAL FUNDING?

Many companies have matching gift programs that allow you to double or even triple your donation. Please contact your HR department to learn if your company matches gifts, or check to see if your employer matches gifts here. 

HOW CAN I BECOME AN OAKWOOD FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEER?

We would love to welcome you to our team! Please contact Alison at 818-732-3171 for more information.

HOW DOES FINANCIAL AID FIT INTO THE FUNDRAISING PICTURE?

Annual Fund and Endowment gifts help support Oakwood’s financial aid program. Last year, Oakwood granted $3.2 million in financial aid, supporting 1 in 6 of our students. We are committed to providing financial aid to qualifying families whose students might not otherwise be able to attend Oakwood. Your gifts ensure that an Oakwood education will continue to be available to a diverse and vibrant group of students into the future.

WHY DON'T YOU RAISE TUITION INSTEAD OF ASKING FOR GIFTS?

Charitable giving allows our entire community to share in the responsibility of supporting our remarkable school. And unlike tuition, donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Through your participation in supporting the life of our school, you are helping Oakwood achieve its goals. Every gift, regardless of size, makes a difference and is an investment in your child’s education and future.

OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT FUNDRAISING AT OAKWOOD?

Call or email us—we are happy to speak with you!

 

Nancy Leptuch Virrey
Director of Advancement
818-732-3174
Alison Raitt
Leadership Giving Officer
818-732-3171 
Kat Haro
Advancement Associate
818-732-3062 

 

OAKWOOD IS ABLE TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF DONORS LIKE YOU.

 

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