Support Oak Knoll

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 exceptional educational institution.

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

Your Gift Makes a Difference

As is typical with all independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the total cost of educating an Oak Knoll student. Donations to Oak Knoll’s Annual Fund account for 8-10 percent of the operating budget each year. This support has always been essential for the school to sustain and enhance the 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 Annual Fund 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.

Oak Knoll Annual Fund and Endowment gifts directly support our students. We understand that philanthropy is influenced by many factors, including one’s life situation, values, and 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 supporting the Annual Fund and bolstering our endowment, Oak Knoll’s mission continues to thrive.

2023-24 Annual Fund Progress

$1,096,555 91%

Ways to Give

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 800-922-0584.

The value of your gift is legally established by the date on which you make the transfer to Oak Knoll School 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. Please contact your company’s personnel or human resources department for information and matching gift forms. You can also check to see if your company matches gifts here:

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Matching gifts can double the amount of your contribution and 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.

Oak Knoll’s Planned giving program provides wonderful ways to support Oak Knoll and its students well into the future while potentially providing a benefit to you and your heirs through tax savings and other means. To learn more about our planned giving program, please reach out to Cynthia Prewitt in the Advancement Office at cynthia.prewitt@oakknoll.org.

Oak Knoll Giving Societies

Gift Societies are the foundation of annual giving.  At Oak Knoll School, students live by faith, learn by doing, and lead by example. By supporting Oak Knoll’s mission so generously, gift societies inspire fellow community members to share in the generosity that will ensure Oak Knoll flourishes for years to come.

Cornelian Society
$10,000+

A network of leadership donors committed to supporting and enhancing the school, student life, and academic endeavors.

Heritage Society
$5,000+

A network of dedicated alumnae/i who are committed to supporting and enhancing the school, student life, and academic endeavors.

Parent Leadership Council
$5,000+

A network of current and former parents committed to supporting and enhancing the school, student life, and academic endeavors.

Founders’ Circle
$1,000+

Our Founders’ Circle leads the way with their exemplary support of Oak Knoll and our mission. Founders’ Circle members (those who make gifts of $1,000 and above) lay the foundation for Oak Knoll’s success. Founder’s Circle donors are invited to the Head of School’s Reception each year to celebrate their generous support of Oak Knoll.

Young Alumnae/i Head’s Circle
$250+

Recognizes young alumnae who graduated in the past 15 years and make a gift of $250 or more.

Friends
$1-$1,000

Recognizes donors who support the mission and vision of Oak Knoll School.

Meet Our Advancement Team

Are You Ready to Make a Difference?
The Big Give Is May 21-22, 2024

Oak Knoll’s Big Give days of giving have begun! The Big Give is special because it’s not just a fundraising initiative; it’s an opportunity for our entire community to come together, celebrate each other, and make a meaningful impact that strengthens Oak Knoll. Whether you have been a member of the Oak Knoll community for one year or generations, you know that Oak Knoll is a special place. Let’s come together to celebrate the Spirit of Oak Knoll! Donate now to make an immediate impact.