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How will my gift make a difference?

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An unrestricted gift to Oakdale represents the shared commitment of Oakdale families, faculty, and friends to help bring the Oakdale experience to students through our promise to serve. These gifts help close the considerable gap between actual cost of offering this ministry and what the student can pay. Tuition and fees do not cover the total cost of educating each student, providing housing and meals for them, and all the evening and weekend activities and programming that are important for student development; therefore, we ask our donor friends for annual donations to bridge this gap. Unrestricted funds raised also make it possible for Oakdale Christian Academy to maintain small class size, which is central to fulfilling our mission. Please remember that no gift is too small.

Gifts of any amount support the fiscal year budget that ends on June 30 of each year. For your convenience, it is now possible to donate online.

How can I give?

The generosity of parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni and friends enhances student and faculty lives each day. There are several ways to make a gift to Oakdale Christian Academy, whether your gift is for general operations, scholarships, a special project, or a building fund. Gifts of all sizes and all forms are invaluable to Oakdale. Many gifts have substantial tax benefits for the donor.

Outright Gifts

The majority of gifts that Oakdale Christian Academy receives each year are general, unrestricted and scholarship gifts which supports our commitment to serving students and providing scholarship assistance.

This is our most common form of support. Checks should be made payable to Oakdale Christian Academy and sent directly to:

Oakdale Christian Academy
5801 Beattyville Rd
Jackson, KY 41339

In an accompanying letter or note please indicate to which fund your contribution should be attributed. All gifts without a designation will be used for general operating expenses.

Credit Cards

Oakdale Christian Academy gratefully accepts all major credit cards at our secure Online Giving or by calling the Development Office at (606) 666-5422 x101.


Gifts of appreciated securities provide significant tax savings for the donor with regard to capital-gains taxes. Call the Development Office at (606) 666-5422 for information about the stock transfer process. We are able to accept securities as a contribution to Oakdale Christian Academy.

Matching Gifts

Your employer may have a matching gifts program for contributions to Oakdale Christian Academy. Matching gifts from your employer can double or triple the size of your gift. Contact your Human Resources department to see if your contribution to Oakdale qualifies for a matching gift. If you have any questions, please contact the Development Office.
To initiate a corporate match, the donor must obtain a Matching Gift form from the company’s personnel office, complete it, and send it to Oakdale with his or her own gift. Oakdale’s Development Office will certify receipt of the gift and submit the form to the company.

Gifts in Kind

Oakdale Christian Academy is occasionally the recipient of donated items or services. Such items/services are reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ensure they meet a viable school need. If you have an item or can provide a service you believe would be advantageous to Oakdale Christian Academy, please contact the Development Office.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts and bequests are an important source of long-term support for Oakdale and are used as a means to augment outright giving to the school and help you sustain the promise of an Oakdale education for years to come.

There are several options available to donors for making deferred gifts, which can benefit both the school and the donor without affecting your finances today. Oakdale Christian Academy partners with the Free Methodist Foundation and GuideStream Financial to provide resources and expertise in establishing planned giving agreements for the benefit of the Oakdale ministry. To discuss including Oakdale in your estate plan contact the Development Office.