We are reaching out today to announce the kick-off of this year’s Oakcrest Annual Fund, and to ask for your help. We are the proud parents of two current Oakies, and we know first hand what a blessing it is for them to attend this beautiful institution. What we didn’t know, when our first daughter enrolled at Oakcrest a few years ago, was how important the Annual Fund is to her growth and well-being during her time here.
Oakcrest takes a holistic approach in the formation of its students which requires resources that support their intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development. Oakcrest offers students and their families a comprehensive educational experience. Oakcrest supports parents through continuing education programs that assist us in our noble mission of forming our daughters. Oakcrest also provides ongoing professional development opportunities for its impressive faculty. Over the past few years, Oakcrest’s leadership in academics and student life have developed comprehensive Grade Level Experiences that promote a spirit of curiosity, adventure, virtue and service in all of our students. Our extracurricular activities in athletics and the arts continue to develop young women who are fit, creative and well-rounded.
None of this, however, would be possible without the ongoing generosity of Oakcrest parents, alumnae, and the broader Oakcrest community. After the success of providing textbooks to all Middle School students last year, we have invested thousands of additional dollars towards expanding this benefit to all students this year. In addition, we have seen tuition assistance requests increase by more than 15%. The Annual Fund is a critical source in support of helping our families and, thanks to your generosity, we will provide access to as many young women as possible. Finally, tuition only covers about 85% of an Oakcrest education each year for all students, and unlike public or parochial schools, Oakcrest does not receive supplemental finances from the government or any diocese. Therefore, Oakcrest counts on the success of our Annual Fund to ensure all of our students thrive.
Last year, the Oakcrest community stepped up and helped us exceed the Annual Fund goal of $400,000. For this, we are truly grateful! This year our target for the Annual Fund is to raise $450,000. Please consider joining us as we contribute to Oakcrest’s current and future success. You can be certain that your gift to the Oakcrest Annual Fund will positively affect our girls and ensure that they become graduates who will shape the future in so many positive ways.
Celeste and William Pozo, Parents of Camila ’27, Carolina ’25
2022-23 Annual Fund Chairs
P.S. If your place of work offers matching grants, please consider requesting a grant for Oakcrest. It is a great way to double the impact of your gift to the school.