annual fund for students
TOGETHER we are building a strong FOUNDATION so our students can FLOURISH
HELP US MAKE AN IMPACT ON STUDENTS OF TODAY AND FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO COME
The Oakwood Schools Foundation (OSF) Annual Fund for Students allows OSF to be responsive to the urgent and emerging needs of students and teachers in our classrooms.
In the summer of 2020, with daily changes in the pandemic landscape, the Schools identified the pressing need for air purifiers in our classrooms to provide an aded level fo safety.
OSF pivoted outside of the traditional organizational grant cycle and schedule to provide air purifiers and filters to classrooms in each of the district's five schools before the school year began. This provides a powerful example of how Oakwood's public and private educational partnership can be agile and responsive to the community needs for our students.
“It is fair to say the gift of air purifiers could be the most life-saving gift Oakwood Schools has been given. By stopping viral transmission in the schools, we are not only keeping our students in school and healthy but we are also successfully impacting the reduction of viruses and disease in our community."- Abby Riedel, Oakwood District Nurse.
OSF was awarded The Dayton Foundation's Award for Excellence in Community Leadership in 2020. The award is given to organizations that are affecting change by demonstrating best practices for community organizing, fundraising, and strategic collaboration. OSF was recognized for its agility in responding to a community need in the face of a global pandemic.
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT STUDENTS
Establishing a scholarship creates a legacy and makes a lasting impact on the lives of our students and their futures. Each spring, OSF awards more than $20,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors.
"When I found out I had received a scholarship from the Oakwood Schools Foundation, I felt a sense of pride for what I accomplished in high school and was thankful that the Foundation believed in me enough to help me continue my education." - Amea Bretz, OHS Class of 2021, Honorable Elizabeth Gutmann Public Service Scholarship recipient
Visit the Scholarships page for more information regarding opportunities managed by the Foundation.
JOIN US TO MAKE AN IMPACT FOR STUDENTS TODAY
The Annual Fund for Students supports the very core of the Oakwood Schools Foundation's mission.
Please join us to support our students by giving to the Annual Fund for Students today! Every gift - no matter how big or small - makes a significant impact on the lives of our students and community.
Please consider consider making a tax-deductible gift today. Gifts are 100% tax-deductible.
Ways to Give:
- Donate now by visiting the Donate page
- To pay by check, return a check payable to The Oakwood Schools Foundation with "Annual Fund" referenced on the check.
Annual Fund for Students contributions to the Oakwood Schools Foundation have a profound and lasting impact on students, their families, and our community.