Established in 1982, The Oakwood Schools Foundation enhances excellence in education by facilitating grants, scholarships and funding for special projects to benefit students of Oakwood schools. These diverse and distinctive opportunities go above and beyond the reach of the District’s normal operating budget, and are made possible thanks to the generous support of alumni, community members, parents and friends.
The Oakwood City School District is a small educational system, yet it provides great opportunities and a top-quality student experience. Oakwood is consistently recognized as one of the best districts in our city, our state and our nation. The Oakwood Schools Foundation is proud to play a role in sustaining this high level of excellence and opportunity by supporting emerging educational opportunities and initiatives that might not otherwise be funded.
Major gifts to The Foundation helped establish Lange School, offering all-day kindergarten to Oakwood children; and created the Worth Engineering Lab at Oakwood High School, which supports an ever-growing range of academic and extracurricular activities for aspiring engineers.
Since 1991, The Foundation has awarded more than $625,000 in grants that have impacted every academic discipline and grade level in our district. In addition to providing books, microscopes, iPads, laptops, a language lab, a mobile science lab and so much more in our classrooms, Foundation grants have also supported extracurricular activities, artists in residence, career education programs and professional development.
Each spring, The Oakwood Schools Foundation awards more than $17,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors to recognize achievements in everything from overcoming adversity to creative writing to art to athletics and more.
The Oakwood Schools Foundation is led by community volunteers, many of whom are alumni of Oakwood City Schools. All bring passion for our schools and our students to their roles on the Foundation’s Advisory Council. The Foundation is a component fund of The Dayton Foundation, dedicated to providing a broad spectrum of services to not-for-profit organizations who work to improve our region’s quality of life.