In 1992, our founder, Rosemary Moore, had a vision of providing the Spartanburg community with a high-quality, independent, Christ centered educational option. Starting with only 18 students meeting in a church basement, we have grown to a current enrollment of over 450 students and now occupy a beautiful 38-acre campus. Over the past two decades we have succeeded in helping hundreds of students discover their God-given potential and develop the critical skills needed to succeed in college and in life. Despite our exponential growth, Oakbrook still maintains our original mission of providing a quality learning experience for each and every student. Fulfilling that mission has been made possible largely through the generous support of the Oakbrook community and their recognition that tuition dollars alone will not sustain our shared vision of a world-class educational environment.
Our fundraising efforts at Oakbrook focus on four main areas:
- Annual Fund
The Oakbrook annual fund helps to cover the day-to- day expenses of our Campus and bridges the gap between tuition income and our operating budget. Gifts to the fund allow us to maintain an affordable tuition and provide additional educational opportunities for our students through academic rigor, athletics and the arts.
- Capital Campaign
Gifts to the Oakbrook Capital campaign help Oakbrook continue to grow and expand our facilities. Our campus goal is to provide facilities that create a high-quality learning environment for our students. In recent years generous gifts to the campaign have enabled us to upgrade our science and technology labs, STEAM lab, additional parking, classroom space, and improve our campus athletic facilities.
- Star Fund
At Oakbrook we view our teachers as one of our most valuable assets. Our goal is to invest in our STARS with the tax-deductible STAR Fund (Superior, Talent, Achievement, and Retention). With your help, Oakbrook faculty will continue developing their skills in the classroom helping our students grow to be independent learners.
- Special Events
We also like to have fun with two of our fundraising events! Victor’s Birthday Party is a lower school celebration for Victor, our mascot. Each year Victor invites all of his friends, their parents, and grandparents to join them in raising money for a special lower school project! It is nice to dress up will all of your adult friends for a spectacular evening at Once Upon A Knight Gala. Parents, friends, grandparents, and our alumni are invited to this “black tie optional” auction and fundraiser. It’s a fun night to dress up and have fun while supporting Oakbrook!
Thank you for considering a gift to Oakbrook. Gifts of any size and in any form are welcomed and we pledge to ensure that every dollar given in support of the extraordinary mission of our school is spent wisely and effectively. If you have questions or would like to discuss giving opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 864-587-2060 ext. 111.