Ways to Give
We are grateful for your interest in The Oakridge School. The success of our school is due in large part to the regular contributions
and support of people like you.
The Oakridge School Annual Fund
Annual contributions are the most direct way you can support The Oakridge School's tradition of academic excellence. The Annual Fund secures vital unrestricted funds that go directly into the operating budget to support Oakridge’s teaching programs, meet highest priority needs, and provide seed money for important new initiatives. Tuition covers approximately 88 percent of the operating budget; consequently, The Annual Fund helps make up the difference between the cost of tuition and the actual cost of educating each student.
The future of The Oakridge School depends on the generous support of friends, family, and alumni. Facility upgrades, expanded curricular offerings, and other special projects are not possible without the support of significant donations. Major gifts allow the school to promote excellence and to attract and retain the most capable and brightest students and faculty.
Capital Campaigns are conducted to provide significant funds for growth such as endowment, construction/renovation, or extensive equipment purchases. Contributions are generally pledged over three to five years. A capital campaign for the new Oakridge Athletic Complex is currently underway.
Gifts to Endowment
The Oakridge School’s endowment is a collection of various restricted and unrestricted endowment and scholarship funds. While endowments are established through sizable initial gifts, they may also grow through smaller ongoing gifts. Endowment is an independent school’s savings account and provides a reliable source of income in perpetuity.
The Oakridge School greatly encourages and appreciates future gifts made through one’s estate. Bequests are the most common way for donors to make their ultimate gift to the school. If you are interested in learning more about gift planning, we are happy to help you determine how and when to make a gift and with what assets.
Securities, Property, Real Estate
Gifts of Appreciated Securities, Stocks, and Bonds provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to The Oakridge School.
Many employers match gifts made by their current, as well as retired, employees. This is a simple way to double - and sometime even triple - your gift to The Oakridge School. Contact your employer or human resources office for the form needed to match your gift to Oakridge and let us know that a matching gift will be coming.
Gifts made in honor or in memory of a loved one are designated for the Endowment Fund unless otherwise specified. This is a wonderful way to remember a loved one or a special event in someone’s life and benefit the school at the same time.
Scholarships help The Oakridge School's commitment to meet the full financial need of all students. Named endowed scholarships also are a meaningful way to leave a legacy, remember a loved one, or honor a favorite teacher.
You may wish to earmark your gift for a specific area of the school. We will be happy to designate your gift toward a specific division or project.
Gifts In Kind
We appreciate your gift to The Oakridge School. Please complete the Gift Report with a description of the item and the Fair Market Value.