Philanthropy 101

Wall Street 101 Students Learn about Philanthropy

Philanthropy 101 was founded in 2014 by Trustee Joel Frydman. The competition continues to inspire Oakwood students to consider the impact and importance of charitable giving.

Juniors and Seniors enrolled in Wall Street 101 at Oakwood High School are eligible to participate. In mid-November, as part of “Charity Week”, students split into groups to learn more deeply about local area philanthropies through interviews and site visits. For their class final, the students then present to a group of community judges to compete for a cash contribution that is donated to the charity of their choice. The program has a lasting impact on the student and fosters the spirit of charity and philanthropy.

OSF deeply appreciates ongoing financial support from The Angela and Joel Frydman Philanthropic Fund, Vince Russell and Johnson Investment Counsel as well as Robert Wagner and family.


Philanthropy 101 student group 1
Philanthropy 101 student group 2

Endow Philanthropy 101 


Efforts are underway to endow the Philanthropy 101 Program. Through endowment, the popular program will be available to Oakwood students for years to come. 

For more information or to get involved in the efforts to endow Philanthropy 101, contact Brandy McFall at

Please note the Oakwood Schools Foundation is a component fund of The Dayton Foundation, and we process all gifts and donations through their website. 

Thank you for your support!

Philanthropy 101 Partners

Care House
Shoes for the Shoeless
Humane Society of Greater Dayton
Habitat for Humanity of Dayton
United Rehabilitation Services Adventure Central
Dayton Society of Natural History
Good Neighbor House
St. Vincent de Paul

Oak Tree Corner
Blessings in a Bag
Hannah’s Treasure Chest
The Victory Project.
Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm
Dayton History
the Foodbank.
Building Bridges

Ronald McDonald House Charities
Rebuilding Together Dayton
Boys and Girls Club Dayton
Families of Addicts (FOA)
Montgomery County Animal Resource Center
The Bogg Ministries
Therapeutic Riding Institute
K12 Gallery and Tejas
The Kettering Backpack Program