Philanthropy at Oakhill

I pay tuition. Why is it necessary to raise money for Oakhill?
80% of Oakhill's annual operating budget is generated through tuition.  The remaining 20% comes from philanthropy, specifically donations to the Mighty Oak Fund and special event sponsorships.  

Every gift received helps support key initiatives of Oakhill Day School.

The Mighty Oak Fund supports Oakhill Day School beyond our mission. Every gift received directly impacts the children of Oakhill Day School. Your generous gifts are applied to the school's top priorities, including:

  • Faculty development
  • Enrichment programs
  • Facilities maintenance
  • Financial assistance

Your generosity also buffers the impact of economic challenges, ensuring the school's financial stability and ongoing stewardship.

Oakhill Day School is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All gifts to the school are tax-deductible as allowable by law. For more information, please call 816.436.6228.

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Development at Oakhill is a robust plan that includes multiple revenue channels and a balanced portfolio of donors, resources and campaigns to achieve the school's financial goals. 

Through the generosity of all of our donors and volunteers, Oakhill is able to remain strong while excelling at providing every child an educational experience second to none. Thank you!


Meet the Advancement Team

Dorothy Beckham

Director of Admissions & Financial Assistance

Taylor Clevenger

Director of Auxiliary Services, Athetics & Edupren

Sherri Gannon

Registrar, Purchaser, and Advancement Support

Suzanne McCanles

Head of School

Michelle McDaniel

Director of MarCom and Mission Advancement

Margaret Newhouse

Director of Student Affairs

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