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The OCS Annual Fund

Celebrating 55 Years of Equipping Together

The OCS Annual Fund is an annual fundraiser in which we raise funds to bridge the gap between the tuition our families pay and the actual costs of educating our students. Funds raised will be used to support our academic and athletic programs, our faculty, and our tuition assistance programs.

Why support the OCS Annual Fund? Since its founding in 1968, Oakland Christian School has relied on the generosity of its parents, grandparents, friends and alumni to help build the campus, support the faculty, and provide the programs that make this school exceptional. While tuition is the school’s main source of operating revenue, it covers only a portion of what is needed to provide the outstanding academics, art, athletics and student life which separates us as a one-of-a-kind experience for our families. While it is important to look to and plan for the future, we must first be intentional of our needs today. Sustained growth of the OCS Annual Fund will ensure immediate needs are always met, which in turn helps OCS attract more resources to move into the future.

"As an OCS Alumni Parent, it is a privilege to continue to partner with Oakland Christian School to ensure that its mission of excellence in Christian education is continued for many years to come, and that future families will be as blessed by their experience here as we have been."
– OCS Alumni Parent

100% Participation Goal

100% participation by our OCS families is our goal. There is strength in numbers. Every gift makes a difference, no matter the amount. Family participation in the OCS Annual Fund is a key metric by which Oakland Christian School is judged when seeking outside funding from corporations and foundations. Your contribution at any level demonstrates that you are investing in the school’s mission beyond the tuition that you pay. 100% participation is seen as an indication of the financial strength of the school. Your participation in the OCS Annual Fund will directly benefit every student’s education and will create a stronger and more unified school.

Please prayerfully consider giving to the OCS Annual Fund as generously as you are able. A donation in any amount is valued and appreciated.

Giving Levels

All donors will be honored in the 2023-2024 Annual Report.

Options to Give

Give Now or Set Up Recurring Gifts

*All recurring gifts end June 30, 2024

Pledge Now - Pay Later

*All pledges should be paid by June 30, 2024

“As an OCS Parent, I have witnessed teachers and leaders not only provide my children with excellent education, but they have also provided wisdom, encouragement, comfort, and prayer. I choose to give towards Tuition Assistance at OCS because I want to ensure that more families can access this transformative OCS experience: where faith, education, and character-building come together to help shape the next generation for Christ.”
– OCS Parent

Designate your Gift


Expanding access to a Christian education
 for more families


Supporting our greatest need for a stronger
 school community


Elevating learning environments and
upgrading resources


Compensation and professional development
 for outstanding educators

Corporate Giving

Many companies run matching gift programs that will match their employees' philanthropic donations or volunteer hours (sometimes even from their spouses and retirees). Please click "Find My Employer" to see if your company has a matching gift program. Ask your employer for a matching donation form if your company qualifies. If your employer isn't listed, get in touch with them to ask if they would be willing to match your donation. 


Tuition covers the basic operating budget each year, but as parents, we know you desire an educational experience that is far from basic for your students! The OCS Annual Fund allows us to partner with you in Equipping Together to provide truly excellent opportunities for our students. The people, programs, and facilities that make OCS an exceptional education would not be possible without the commitment and financial support of the entire OCS community.  

Though not everyone has been blessed with the same resources, everyone can share in the effort. This supports our philosophy that as a community we must all work together to provide our children with the best possible education. Also, high annual fund participation is a benchmark used by donors and outside funders when deciding which of the many worthwhile schools will receive their financial support.  

Many small gifts, when combined, become powerful. There is strength in numbers, and the collective generosity of our donors can make a huge impact. 

Yes!  Oakland Christian School is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization and all gifts are tax-deductible.

At OCS, our operational budget is balanced each year through tuition and program fees. However, these funds cover only the basics of running the school. If tuition was increased to cover the full cost of the exceptional education students receive, many families could not afford to send their children to OCS, thus changing the culture of our school drastically. The OCS Annual Fund helps us keep tuition increases to a minimum while maintaining excellence in education.

To make an OCS education accessible to as many students as possible, we strive to keep tuition affordable.  In addition, a gift to the school is tax deductible, whereas tuition is not. This gives each family the opportunity to write off a portion of their child’s education.