As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, some in our community are truly struggling and facing an uncertain future. Our first and most important priority is the health and well-being of our community — particularly our students — all of whom are facing the challenges of distance learning, and many of whom have families who may be facing significant financial stress and hardship.

For those who feel inspired and able to make a financial contribution at this time, Oak Knoll’s Emergency Fund will provide tuition assistance to families in the Oak Knoll School community who have suffered significant financial losses as a result of the pandemic.

As Oak Knoll is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Kindly consult with your tax advisor or the IRS to determine its deductibility.

To support the Emergency Fund for Oak Knoll, click here.

To make an unrestricted gift that may be directed to where the school’s operating needs are greatest during this extraordinary time, click here to make a gift online to the Fund for Oak Knoll

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Your Gift Makes a Difference

Generous Donations of All Kinds Support an Oak Knoll Education

In 1924, the extraordinary gifts of time, talent and financial support from the Society of the Holy Child Jesus provided the means for Oak Knoll to open its doors for the first time. Since then, the Oak Knoll community has always responded generously and enthusiastically when asked for support, and we are very grateful to all those whose gifts and generous donations have helped ensure our standing as an outstanding educational institution.

Why Support the Fund for Oak Knoll

As is typical with all independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the total cost of educating an Oak Knoll student. Donations to the Fund for Oak Knoll, in addition to tuition, have always been essential for the school to sustain and enhance the school’s environment for teaching and learning, offering our students and faculty diverse opportunities and experiences.

Each year, the Fund brings us together around the common purpose — and shared responsibility — of supporting our students’ success. Giving to the Fund for Oak Knoll plays a critical role in daily life at Oak Knoll and ensures that today’s students enjoy the benefits of small class sizes, innovative academic programming, exceptional faculty, thriving campus ministry, arts, athletics programs, and access to tuition assistance.

Every gift is vital and makes a difference! We thank you, in advance, for your interest and support.

“Generosity, generosity, generosity must be the beginning and ending of our life.” – Cornelia Connelly

The Fund for Oak Knoll and Endowment Gifts Support Our Students

We understand that philanthropy is influenced by many factors including one’s situation in life, one’s values, and one’s interests. The funding vehicles that support Oak Knoll through its current, short-term and long-term goals anticipate and respond to the school’s needs. Thanks to thoughtful and generous donors providing support for the Fund for Oak Knoll and bolstering our endowment, Oak Knoll’s mission continues to thrive.

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Gifts of appreciated securities (stocks and mutual funds) are accepted.

To make an electronic transfer:

Contact your broker or the custodian of your securities and advise them you wish to make a gift of securities to Oak Knoll.

Contact Barbara Lindner, Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement, at 908-522-8104 to alert the school that you are making a gift and to obtain transfer information.

Please ask your broker to send the stock via DTC (Depository Trust Co.) to the account of Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child at the following address:

R. Seelaus & Co.

DTC #0443— Account # TR3443462

R. Seelaus & Company

26 Main St., Suite 300

Chatham, NJ 07928

Any questions concerning the transfer of stock, call Rich Seelaus at 800-922-0584 or email rseelaus@rseelaus.com

The value of your gift is legally established by the date on which you make the transfer to Oak Knoll School (postmark date of mailed certificates or date of receipt of hand delivered certificates) and the average selling price of the stock on that day.

To ensure your gift is credited correctly, please call or email Barbara Lindner prior to the stock transaction to ensure complete and accurate processing of your gift. If you have any questions, please call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 908-522-8104 or 908-522-8105, or email: barbara.lindner@oakknoll.org.

Many employers match contributions made to charitable organizations, doubling or even tripling your gift. Often, your spouse’s employer will match personal contributions as well. In most cases, you will need to fill out a company form and enclose it with your gift. Please check with your company’s personnel or human resources department for information and for matching gift forms. You can also check to see if your company matches gifts here.

Matching gifts can double the amount of your personal contribution as well as raise your gift-giving level, so please take advantage of this opportunity if it’s available to you!

The school is happy to accept gifts and donations to Oak Knoll made in honor or in memory of family, friends, and other members of the Oak Knoll community.

Give now to the:

Maureen Ellinwood Pluvinage ’99 Scholarship Fund

or the:

Anne Dolan Lofredo Scholarship Fund

Please reach out to the Office of Institutional Advancement for more information.

Contact Us

Cynthia Prewitt 

Director of Institutional Advancement
908-522-8106

Elizabeth O’Mara 86

Associate Director of Institutional Advancement
908-522-8105

Barbara Lindner 

Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement
908-522-8104

Patricia Butler

Special Events Coordinator
908-522-8107

Mae Taravella 

Institutional Advancement Assistant
908-522-8158