Annual Fund for Students

TOGETHER we are building a strong FOUNDATION so our students can FLOURISH

The Oakwood Schools Foundation (OSF) Annual Fund for Students allows OSF to be responsive to the urgent and emerging needs of students and teachers in our classrooms. 

In the summer of 2020, with daily changes in the pandemic landscape, the Schools identified the pressing need for air purifiers in our classrooms to provide an added level of safety. 

OSF pivoted outside of the traditional organizational grant cycle and schedule to provide air purifiers and filters to classrooms in each of the district’s five schools before the school year began. This provides a powerful example of how Oakwood’s public and private educational partnership can be agile and responsive to the community needs for our students. 


students researching on laptop
OSF scholarship winners
“When I found out I had received a scholarship from the Oakwood Schools Foundation, I felt a sense of pride for what I accomplished in high school and was thankful that the Foundation believed in me enough to help me continue my education.”
Amea Bretz

OHS class of 2021, Honorable Elizabeth Gutmann Public Service Scholarship recipient


The Annual Fund for Students supports the very core of the Oakwood Schools Foundation’s mission

Please join us to support our students by giving to the Annual Fund for Students today! Every gift – no matter how big or small – makes a significant impact on the lives of our students and community.

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift today. Gifts are 100% tax-deductible.

Ways to give:

  • Donate now by clicking here. 
  • To pay by check, return a check payable to The Oakwood Schools Foundation with “Annual Fund” referenced on the check.

Annual Fund for Students contributions to the Oakwood Schools Foundation have a profound and lasting impact on students, their families, and our community.


Percentage of graduating Oakwood High School seniors who received a scholarship through OSF in 2021


In grants funded for Oakwood High School teachers and staff since 1991


Annual scholarships offered to Oakwood High School seniors

Our success relies on our community.

Thank you to our donors. Find out more about how you can donate to make an impact today.


OSF was awarded The Dayton Foundation’s Award for Excellence in Community Leadership in 2020. The award is given to organizations that are affecting change by demonstrating best practices for community organizing, fundraising, and strategic collaboration. OSF was recognized for its agility in responding to a community need in the face of a global pandemic.



Each spring, OSF awards more than $20,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors. With over 21 current scholarships,OSF recognizes a scholarship creates a legacy and makes a lasting impact on the lives of our students and their futures.

“It is fair to say the gift of air purifiers could be the most life-saving gift Oakwood Schools has been given. By stopping viral transmission in the schools, we are not only keeping our students in school and healthy but we are also successfully impacting the reduction of viruses and disease in our community.”

Abbey Riedel

Oakwood District Nurse

masked students at a library