Annual Fund

Oakwood’s Top Giving Priority

The Annual Fund is The Oakwood School’s top giving priority, because it directly supports the school’s greatest assets—our students and teachers.

Dollars raised each year allow Oakwood to accomplish the following:

  • Attract remarkable faculty and staff and support them through professional development
  • Provide important technology resources for each classroom
  • Offer financial assistance that fosters community
  • Sustain and support our beautiful campus

Generous contributions from parents, grandparents, friends, and alumni to the Annual Fund have an immediate and tangible impact on our mission, instilling in our students the “strength of character, the creativity, and the wisdom to make a difference in the world.”  

In 2015-2016, The Oakwood School received over $240,000 in unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund. The 2016-2017 campaign runs through June 30, 2017, but we hope you will consider making a difference through a gift or pledge today.

The Annual Fund makes a difference for...

Every Student. Every Classroom. Every Day.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Where do Annual Fund dollars go?

The Annual Fund is fundamental to the school’s operating budget each year.  Therefore dollars raised ensure that the school can attract and support excellent faculty and staff, offer dynamic programming, and provide important classroom technology.  The Annual Fund also enables Oakwood to offer financial assistance, which fosters community.  In these ways and more, the funds help to fulfill our mission.

When should I make my gift?

The Oakwood School operates on a fiscal year, which begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.  Many donors choose to make their gifts closer to the end of the calendar year to take advantage of IRS tax-deductible benefits;  however, your gift to the school is appreciated at any time.

How much should I give?

The entire Oakwood community is asked to contribute to the best of their ability. Annual Fund gifts range from $1 to $11,000.  We hope that families will give generously because they love Oakwood, but it is critical that everyone, especially our current parents, to participate in some way.  Strong participation sends an important message of our parent's unwavering commitment to our school community.

How does gift club recognition work?

We value Annual Fund participation at all levels of giving.  Our giving clubs were established to celebrate donors who make the school a philanthropic priority with significant, unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund.  See the information on each level below: 

 

 

Annual Fund Gift Club Levels

 

Scarlet Oak

$10,000+

Sawtooth Oak

$7,500 to $9,999

Live Oak

$5,000 to $7,499

Wye Oak

$2,500 to $4,999

Evergreen Oak

$1,000 to $2,499

Willow Oak

$500 to $999

Acorn

up to $499

 

How can I make my gift?

Gifts or pledges can be made in one of many ways:

  1. You can click the “Make a Gift to the Annual Fund” box on this page and you will be directed to our secure giving page to make an online gift or pledge. This page also allows you to set up automatic monthly payments via credit card or bank draft.
  2. Call Alicia Hawk x1302 or Kristin McPeters x1301 in Oakwood’s Development Office to make your gift or pledge by phone at 252.931.0760.
  3. Mail your pledge card or check (payable to The Oakwood School) to The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road, Greenville, NC 27834.
  4. Other gifts such as stock and wire transfers are also accepted. Please see the Ways of Giving page for additional information.