Embrace The Moment

WHAT IS THE EMBRACE THE MOMENT TO GIVE FUNDRAISING DRIVE?

During our Embrace the Moment to Give Drive, volunteers and staff raise funds for Oakwood School's Annual Fund. We ask all members of our community—parents, Trustees, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, staff and friends—to embrace Oakwood and make our school, our mission and most importantly our students, families, and faculty a philanthropic priority during our Giving Drive. We will kick off the Embrace the Moment to Give Drive on October 7th, and it will go through the end of the school year, but we ask that families pledge their support by December 31 and pay their pledge by June 30. 

WHY SHOULD I GIVE TO THE ANNUAL FUND?

The Annual Fund is our highest fundraising priority because it covers the gap between tuition and the actual cost of providing an Oakwood education. Annual Fund gifts are used during the year in which they are received and make an immediate impact on our students. 

WHAT ARE OAKWOOD'S LEADERSHIP GIVING LEVELS?

We recognize the generosity of our donors in the following giving levels in the Book of Gratitude, our Annual Report:

$500,000+
$250,000–$499,999
$100,000–$249,999
$50,000–$99,999
$25,000–$49,999
$15,000–$24,999
$10,000–$14,999
$7,500–$9,999
$6,000–$7,499
$3,000–$5,999
$1,000–$2,999
Up to $999

Those who contribute $10,000 or more annually will receive an invitation to attend our Head of School Circle event.

WHAT IS THE SPECIAL EVENT?

The Special Event is Oakwood's K-12 annual fundraising gala where we really put the fun in fundraising! You will not want to miss this springtime event, so stay tuned for more details.

WHY SHOULD I GIVE TO THE ENDOWMENT?

Endowment gifts help ensure the long-term health of Oakwood School. While the Endowment is protected in perpetuity, a small percentage is used each year for programs such as our financial assistance program, which benefits 19% of our families.

WHAT IS THE CAPITAL FUND?

Capital Campaigns raise funds to build new structures or make improvements to existing ones. While we are not currently in an active Capital Campaign, each family will be invited to participate in one during their time at Oakwood.

HOW CAN I BECOME AN OAKWOOD FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEER?

We would love to welcome you to our team!
Parents and grandparents: please contact Kat Haro
Alumni: please contact Christie Guevara

HOW DO I MAKE MY GIFT?

Oakwood School is able to accept a variety of gift types. Please visit our Ways to Give page for more information. Our Tax ID number is: 95-1698608. In order to be mindful of each donor's personal circumstances, we can arrange a pledge payment schedule that accommodates your philanthropic needs and wishes. If you are interested in exploring this option or prefer to make your gift by phone, please call Hunter Kennedy at 818-732-3176.

HOW DO I MAKE A GIFT OF SECURITIES?

Please contact Hunter Kennedy at 818-732-3176 for transfer instructions.

WHAT IS LEGACY GIVING?

For those who have experienced the magic of Oakwood and feel invested in providing for the future of our school, making an estate gift and joining the Acorn Society is a great option. Creating your Oakwood legacy can be a simple and quick process. If you have a will or trust, consider adding the school as a beneficiary on your IRA or other retirement account. If you would like to discuss these and other legacy options, please contact Director of Advancement, Nancy Leptuch Virrey at 818-732-3174.



QUESTIONS ABOUT FUNDRAISING AT OAKWOOD? PLEASE REACH OUT! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SPEAKING WITH YOU.

Nancy Leptuch Virrey
Director of Advancement
818-732-3174

Craig Arteaga-Johnson
Senior Advancement Strategist
818.732.3171

Andrea Falconer
Associate Director of Engagement and Special Events
818-732-3173

Christie Guevara
Director of Alumni Relations
818-732-3178

Kat Haro
Annual Giving Coordinator
818-732-3062 Hablo Español

Hunter Kennedy
Advancement Services Coordinator
818-732-3176

Christina Shirinyan
Associate Director of Advancement
818-732-3170

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OAKWOOD SCHOOL AND OUR STUDENTS!

 

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Oakwood Secondary Campus 818-732-3000
Oakwood Elementary Campus 818-732-3500

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The Oakwood School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs