The Annual Fund

Each gift made to The Oaks is an investment in the school's mission. The annual fund helps to secure the future of the school through contributions made by community members. Donations made to The Oaks support the following areas:

  • Faculty and staff salaries
  • Financial assistance
  • Educational services
  • Physical plant and equipment
  • Operational expenses

Through annual giving The Oaks campaigns to bring in the funds needed to bridge the gap between tuition and the true cost of operating the school. Every family's gift has a direct impact on the every day lives of students at The Oaks. Gifts made to the annual fund support financial aid and academic programs, including the visual and performing arts. Gifts also support facility improvements, salaries, and professional development for faculty and staff.

Each year we strive to reach 100% participation from our community. Each gift counts, and each donation goes toward strengthening the roots of The Oaks School, while planning for a healthy future.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I donate?

You can donate online at or drop off your check and donation form to Patrick DeChillo, Communications Manager. Donations may also be mailed to: The Oaks School, Attn: Annual Fund, 6817 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

What does my contribution do for The Oaks?

Gifts made to the Annual Fund are applied to various areas including financial aid, academic programs (the arts, library, technology, etc.), facilities, and faculty and staff salaries.

Why is 100% participation important?

When every member of the community contributes they are making an investment not only in The Oaks as a school but in The Oaks as a community of learners, families, and educators. Your gift is a symbol that you support the school and its mission.

What do I get out of making a donation?

By making your contribution you are strengthening the school, ensuring it can continue to educate intelligent, skilled, and compassionate students, recruit progressive and highly trained educators, and develop an engaged community. You get to help keep tuition low, and your gift is tax deductible.

How much am I expected to give?

Gifts range from $10 to $30,000, with each constituent contributing what they can afford. We are asking that all families with the means to do so at least give the gap.

Can I make pledge payments over time?

Yes! Please contact Patrick DeChillo, Communications Manager, to set up your pledge payments.

Who is asked to give to The Oaks Fund?

Current families, Board members, alumni, alumni families, grandparents, and community members are all asked to contribute to The Oaks Fund.

The Oaks School
6817 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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