Endowment and Support Funds
An endowment is a donation of money or property to a nonprofit organization, which uses the resulting investment income for a specific purpose. By supporting the Oakridge Endowment, we can rely on tuition and fundraising dollars less. Our endowment is invested, and the principal is not touched. It is an investment into not only the present day of the school, but its future impact. The funds are invested to grow in perpetuity so the school exists and is financially stable long into the future.
The Oakridge School General Endowment
Supports a variety of purposes including the operational and programmatic needs of The Oakridge School. Established 1997.
Buildings and Grounds Endowment
Supports the maintenance of buildings and grounds needs of The Oakridge School.
Make your endowment gift here.
Student Support and Financial Aid Funds
General Scholarship Endowment (Angel Fund)
Supports general scholarships and financial aid benefiting students of The Oakridge School.
Austin Builta Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in June 2015 in memory of Austin Builta, who attended The Oakridge School from 2006 through 2015, by The Builta Family (Sarah, Brian and Anna ’21) and enhanced by memorial gifts from family and friends. This endowment fund provides financial support for a prospective or current rising freshman.
Brennan Andrew Cox Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in May 2010 in memory of Brennan Andrew Cox, a graduate of The Oakridge School Class of 2008, by The Cox Family (Brad, Karen and Hayley ’10) and enhanced by memorial gifts from family and friends. This endowment fund provides financial support for an Upper School student.
Daryl Rodriquez Memorial Scholarship for the Arts
Established in 2020 to create a permanent endowment for the use and benefit of Middle School students at The Oakridge School honoring the memory of Daryl Rodriquez, theatre teacher.
Deva Sauls Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2006 in memory of Deva Sauls, a graduate of The Oakridge School Class of 2003, by Phoebe and Darrell Sauls and enhanced by memorial gifts from friends and family. This fund provides financial support for an Upper School student.
Craig Alan Voss Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in December 1990 in memory of Craig Alan Voss, who attended The Oakridge School from 1979 to 1989, by The Voss Family (Dick, Judy and Mark ’92). Craig would have graduated with the Class of 1990. This endowment fund provides financial support for a well-rounded, academically strong Upper School student.
Make your student support gift here.
Faculty/Staff Enrichment Funds
Henderson/Ethridge Endowment for Professional Development
Established in 1996 by J.L. Henderson, Jr. and Jeanette Ethridge Henderson to provide professional development for the faculty and staff of The Oakridge School to further their education through advanced degrees; attending conferences, workshops, and conventions; and bringing noted speakers to campus. For over two decades, the Henderson’s have been an active part of the Oakridge family. The endowment is in memory of Marion and Mary Ethel Ethridge and Jess and Opal Henderson.
Stephanie Pham Memorial - Point of Light Award
Established in 2018 by faculty, staff, and friends to honor Stephanie's memory as a friend to all, kind, humble, happy and generous. Additionally, this fund annually awards a financial gift to a faculty/staff member, nominated by his/her peers, who promotes a positive work environment, fosters a culture of respect and success, exhibits professionalism, and lights up the workplace with a smile and energetic disposition as Stephanie did.
Make your faculty/staff support gift here.