Fundraising at Oakwood
Like most private schools, Oakwood is active in its fundraising efforts which are supported by the Parent Service Auxiliary. The primary source of fundraising is through donations from Oakwood families to Annual Giving. Oakwood also hosts two major fundraising events each year which include the Oakwood Fund Run and the Oakwood Auction. Oakwood also hosts an annual Book Fair.
Unlike most other schools, all funds donated to Oakwood go to enhancing the school and its programs, not to pay for the school base operations. All donated funds (unless otherwise restricted by the donor) go to one of the five funds of the Oakwood Annual Funds.
Oakwood asks that all families participate in the school's fundraising efforts. The goal is for each family to donate each year to the Annual Giving Program and participate in fundraising events as they feel they would like to and are able to do so. Some give a little and some give more as circumstances differ, and every donation is very much appreciated. Broad participation is a critical goal and an important sign of support for the school.
Many Oakwood families and their friends work for companies that offer a matching gift program. These programs vary from company to company, but generally they will match some portion of their employees donations to qualified charitable institutions such as schools. As an accredited school and a not-for-profit public benefit corporation, Oakwood qualifies for nearly every corporate matching program. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Since Oakwood is a California public-benefit corporation designated as a 501(c)(3) by the IRS, donors may receive tax deductions by reporting their donations with their tax returns. (Donors should contact their tax advisor for specific tax related questions.)
Any questions about Oakwood fundraising can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.