Why Give?

Thank you for your support! It takes our entire community of parents, students, educators, alumni, and grandparents to lead our students on their journey of transformative learning experiences.

The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is our first fundraising priority and has an immediate impact on students because these funds are used to support teaching and learning this year.

The rich personal discoveries our students make while here at Oakwood are enhanced by the collective generosity of our community, and we thank you!

The Oakwood Kitchen

The Oakwood Kitchen is our most current campaign focused on a new state-of-the-art kitchen and dining area on the secondary campus, and a new servery at the elementary campus.
This new space will not only bring together our community of students and teachers during their breaks and for social gatherings, but will also serve as a kitchen for all of the elementary campus needs starting in the fall of 2021.

The Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Scholarship Endowment Fund fundraiser will take place in the spring of 2022.
To speak with someone about creating a named endowed fund, supporting our current capital campaign, or leaving Oakwood in your estate plans, please contact Nancy Leptuch Virrey, our Director of Advancement at 818.732.3174 or

To donate or make a pledge, or for any other questions, please contact Kat Haro. Those who contribute $10,000 or more annually will receive an invitation to attend our Head of School Circle Event.


Thank you for choosing to support Oakwood School and our students with a charitable contribution. To make a new gift or pay your pledge, please choose one of the following methods:

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  • Online

    Make an online donation using American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.
  • Donate by Phone

    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.
  • Gifts of Securities or Wire Transfer

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

    See if you can double or triple the value of your gift through your employer’s matching gift program. Search the matching gift database here.
  • 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 or include Oakwood as a beneficiary on your IRA or other retirement accounts. If you would like to discuss these and other legacy options, please contact Director of Advancement, Nancy Leptuch Virrey at 818-732-3174.
Oakwood School's Tax ID number is: 95-1698608. For questions, contact the Advancement Office.

Please note: We do not accept donations from families currently applying to Oakwood who have no other affiliation with the School.

Contact Us

The Advancement Office is located at 5220 Lemp Avenue on the secondary school campus.

Our main office number is 818-732-3173.

Meet the Advancement Office

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  • Photo of Nancy Leptuch Virrey

    Nancy Leptuch Virrey 

    Director of Advancement
    (818) 732-3174
  • Photo of Christie Guevara

    Christie Guevara 

    Director of Alumni Relations
    (818) 732-3178
  • Photo of Craig Arteaga-Johnson

    Craig Arteaga-Johnson 

    Senior Advancement Strategist
    (818) 732-3171
  • Photo of Katidia Haro

    Katidia Haro 

    Annual Giving Coordinator
    (818) 732-3062
  • Photo of Andrea Falconer

    Andrea Falconer 

    Associate Director of Engagement & Special Events
    (818) 732-3173
  • Photo of Hunter Kennedy

    Hunter Kennedy 

    Advancement Services Coordinator
    (818) 732-3176
  • Photo of Kelly Finn

    Kelly Finn 

    Director of Data Management & Research
    (818) 732-3018
  • Photo of Christina Shirinyan

    Christina Shirinyan 

    Associate Director of Advancement
    (818) 732-3170