Why Give?

Your Annual Fund gifts make a difference

Your Annual Fund gifts make so much possible. Along with tuition and fees, the Annual Fund provides vital unrestricted resources that are essential to every aspect of our Oakwood students' experience. Your gifts to the Annual Fund contribute to fostering a sense of community and shared responsibility. The Annual Fund brings together all members of our beloved Oakwood family including faculty & staff, parents & guardians, alumni, parents of alumni, and grandparents for the benefit of our students. We thank you in advance for providing students with meaningful academic, social, artistic, and athletic experiences, while also ensuring that all students benefit from all Oakwood has to offer, regardless of their financial means.

Those who contribute $10k+ in combined giving annually are recognized as members of the Head of School Circle.


Immediate Use Funding

Immediate Use Funding is for a restricted purpose. These Annual Fund gifts are used during the year in which they are received. They may be designated for specific areas of the school or programs like Financial Assistance or Support Services and start at $50,000.

Special Event for Financial Assistance

Net proceeds from The Special Event benefit financial assistance now and into the future, covering costs such as tuition, meals, bussing, books, laptops, and more. Your support opens doors and creates opportunities by providing access to an Oakwood education for elementary and secondary families from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

Capital Campaigns

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  • The Oakwood Kitchen and Serving Space - Recent Campaign

    Our new Oakwood Kitchen, elementary campus serving space, and secondary campus dining courtyard enabled us to launch Oakwood’s new nutrition program in the Fall of 2021. Our goal is to nourish bodies in addition to minds with an equitable source of quality meals prepared fresh for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as teachers and staff. The entire Oakwood community is now benefiting from healthy meals, and community spaces, that prepare us all for teaching and learning.

  • The Secondary Campus Pedestrian Bridge - Recent Campaign

    Oakwood School’s most recent capital campaign for our Secondary Campus Pedestrian Bridge was made possible by our generous community of supporters.
  • The Story Center and Music Studio - Recent Campaign

    The Story Center, residing at the heart of the elementary school campus, is a multi-dimensional "home" for innovative teaching and learning experiences. It is a hub where stories provide the nexus for inquiry, research, collaboration, and creativity.
    The state-of-the-art Music Studio is designed to promote understanding and cultivate appreciation of the music-making process through instruction, theory, composition, and performance. 
Our deepest gratitude to the many, many parents (past and present), alumni families, staff members, and others who made these buildings possible.