December 13th, 2016: Due to the snow, the boys basketball games and girls basketball practice have been cancelled. After Care is available at all locations.

How to Give

There are several ways to support the children of The Oaks Academy…

Online

Online giving is a convenient way to contribute to The Oaks Academy. Your participation in Annual Giving funds our academic programs and supports students who would not otherwise able to attend The Oaks. Online gifts are charged to your credit card. Give online now!

Cash

A cash gift entitles you to a charitable deduction during the calendar year in which your gift is made. Cash gifts can be made as a one-time contribution or over several months as payments toward a pledge. Donation checks may be sent to:

The Oaks Academy
Advancement Office
2301 North Park Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205

State Tax Credit for Scholarships

Now you can give to our scholarship fund through a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO), enabling you to realize a 50% Indiana state tax credit and your applicable federal tax deduction? For example, a $10,000 contribution to The Oaks Academy through an SGO results in an out-of-pocket expense of as little as $1,500 depending upon your tax rate. Click here for more information, or contact Director of Advancement, Nathan Hand by phone (317.840.0730) or email nhand@theoaksacademy.org.

Appreciated Securities

A gift of appreciated securities entitles you to a charitable deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities, and none of the appreciation in the security is taxable to the donor. When you give securities, your federal tax deduction is limited to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income for the year in which you make the gift. However, you may carry forward the excess amount as a charitable contribution for up to five years, subject to the 30 percent rule.

For more information on making a stock gift, please contact Nathan Hand, Director of Advancement, at (317.840.0730) nhand@theoaksacademy.org.

Planned Gifts/Bequests

You may wish to remember The Oaks Academy in your will, and/or set up a charitable trust that could benefit both your family and the school. You can make a bequest for a specific dollar amount or for a percentage of your estate. You can designate your bequest for general use, or you can restrict its use. Many individuals establish endowments that honor the memory of a family member or another loved one. These endowments live forever, since only the income is used annually. Since a will is an important legal document, you should seek the help of an attorney and financial advisor. To assist you with this important process, we offer assistance, legal language for your will, and more. To begin your no-obligation conversation, contact Nathan Hand, Director of Advancement at nhand@theoaksacademy.org or 317-840-0730.

Life Insurance

A gift of life insurance is a unique way to give to The Oaks Academy. To qualify, The Oaks Academy needs to become owner and beneficiary. You may choose to donate a paid-up policy no longer needed, give a policy that is not fully paid-up and take a deduction for the present value of the policy, or make The Oaks Academy the owner and beneficiary of a new policy. Ongoing premium payments qualify as charitable deductions.

Real Estate

A gift of appreciated real estate is similar to a gift of appreciated stock. Any type of property you have owned for more than one year qualifies as a charitable contribution at its fair market value. The asset may be given outright, or may serve as the corpus of a trust arrangement, or in the case of a personal residence, may be given with the right of lifetime tenancy by the donor and/or spouse. An immediate charitable deduction is available to the donor, and the gift is not subject to capital gains taxes.

In Kind

Sometimes gifting an item that the school needs is helpful. We’ve received capital improvement support, furnishings, classroom supplies, kitchen equipment and other items. A receipt is issued for all in kind gifts; their value is determined by the donor and his or her tax advisor. Please contact us if you have an item you think the school may need.

Creative Ways to Give

At The Oaks, every bit helps. Below is a list of Teacher Equipping Programs and simple donations that can help our school.

  • Box Tops for Education - stop by the front office at one of our campuses for more information about where to drop off Box Tops
  • Amazon Smile - When you search “The Oaks Academy” on Amazon Smile, you can connect your Amazon account to The Oaks and Amazon will donate to us with each purchase you make! Read more here.
  • Target REDcard - Register your REDcard with The Oaks and Target will donate 1% of your purchase back to the school. More details here.
  • Marsh Fresh Idea For Education - Enroll your Marsh card in the Fresh Ideas For Education program and earn points for your school with every purchase. Read more and enroll your card here.
  • Abitibi Paper Recycling - An easy way to recycle extra paper. There is a container available in the Fall Creek parking lot.

Have question or want to discuss these options? Contact Nathan Hand, Director of Advancement at 317-840-0730 or nhand@theoaksacademy.org.