The Scholarship Endowment
Oakwood is very proud of its purposeful commitment to assuring inclusion and socioeconomic diversity by providing financial aid. Your Scholarship Endowment donation helps us carry out this mission.
The principal of the Scholarship Endowment Fund is protected in perpetuity. This allows a portion of the earnings each year to be used to support financial aid while growing the endowment for future students. During our 100% in 100 Days drive, Oakwood requests donations to the Oakwood Family Album which benefits this Fund, helping to generate financial aid for 16% of our students.
The Oakwood Family Album
The Oakwood Family Album (formerly known as the Tribute Book or Tribute Journal) is a longstanding tradition that supports the Scholarship Endowment. These funds help to assure that our school continues to grow its financial aid awards and remains a place that nurtures creativity and curiosity of our students for years to come. Filled with heart-felt dedications from members of the Oakwood community, the Family Album is both a treasured keepsake and an important source of financial aid funding. Click here to learn more.
Make a Tribute Gift
Tribute gifts are donations made to a specific fund in someone's honor and are different than Family Album Book donations, which are part of the Special Event. Tribute gifts are a great way to celebrate weddings, births, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, graduations, Step Up, retirement and more! Tributes are also a thoughtful way to remember someone who has passed away. If you would like to honor someone special with a tribute gift, please contact us. After your donation has been made, we will send a card notifying the individual or family of your kind gesture.
Oakwood's Endowment Funds
Charles & Emilie Haas Endowment Fund
Supports financial aid, student enrichment and advancement programs. Created in 1999 by the Board of Trustees to honor founding parents, Charles and Emilie Haas.
David Pianko ’95 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ira & Robin Pianko established this fund in 1996 in memory of their son David. This fund provides financial aid for qualified students.
O.N.E. Oakwood New students Endowment
Established by the Oakwood Alumni Association in 2010, this endowment provides financial assistance to new secondary school students, which will help ensure the socio-economic diversity of the school.
Gregg Wasserman Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was created in 1980 in memory of Gregg Wasserman and provides financial aid for qualified students.
Howard Kremen ’73 Memorial Fund, A Dance Endowment
This fund, established by Sam and the late Anita Kremen, supports the Dance Department.
Lily Burk Endowment at Oakwood School
Established in 2009 by Deborah Drooz and Gregory Burk in memory of their daughter.
Michael Bancroft Goth ’83 Scholarship Fund
This endowment, established by the late Bettina Bancroft in memory of her son, provides income for financial aid programs.
Minority Scholarship Fund
Anita and Stanley Hirsh established this fund in 1978 to provide financial aid for students from under-served populations.
Oakwood Arts Endowment Fund
The proceeds from the tribute to Robert J. Fitzpatrick were used to establish this endowment, which supports art programs at Oakwood.
Rafelson Scholarship Fund
In order to support minority students, this endowment was created in 1974 in memory of Julie Rafelson, 1964-1973.
Scholarship Endowment Fund
Augments the school’s financial aid budget and helps to ensure the socioeconomic diversity of our school population.