Donor Spotlight


Embodying Our Mission

The Oakwood Schools Foundation work is supported and inspired by our donors. Learn more about what has inspired, moved, and driven a few of our amazing donors to give back to our schools by reading their stories below.

To share your story, reach out to us at [email protected]

Parker Award winner
Oliver and Kathryn Chamberlain

Oliver Chamberlain, celebrating the arts in memory of his late wife, OHS Valedictorian and alumna, Kathryn Chamberlain

Recently established through the Oakwood Schools Foundation, both the Kathryn Chamberlain Student Scholarship Award and the Kathryn Chamberlain Teacher Leadership Award seek to honor the life and legacy of Kathryn (Iams) Chamberlain who, at her 1966 graduation from...

Matthew Jessup loves being part of a community that sincerely cares about the schools

For Matthew Jessup, Chief Executive Officer of Jessup Wealth Management, community is important. When choosing a place to raise a family, Matt and his wife, Rachel, they both valued the emphasis on education that Oakwood placed on its schools and students'...

Supporting excellence in arts: Rick and Jane Flory Schwartz 

Rick and Jane Flory Schwartz are not new to supporting the arts; they have been active supporters of both the Victoria Theatre Association and the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance. But supporting the arts in Oakwood was a much more personal pursuit. The two both...