A Message From the President
Thanks to the generous giving of many,
Oakdale makes a difference in student lives..
When I think of the story of Oakdale Christian Academy, I am reminded again and again that this story could not be told without the help of our supporting friends and churches. Our donors are important partners with us in ministry.
Our donors, by and large, are people of ordinary resources who give faithfully. In fact, if you look at total giving by donor over the past 20 years, there are only 15 donors who have given $50,000 or more during that entire time (six of these are foundations and churches), and only five who have given more than $100,000! Again, that’s total giving during a 20-year span!
How can so much be done on so little? Our staff serves on meager wages, giving long hours and all their hearts to directing and teaching teenagers in the ways they should go. Also, volunteers make projects very affordable. Work teams make things happen that never would be possible if Oakdale were to pay contract wages.
Thanks to our donors, our excellent staff, and a conservative approach to budgeting, Oakdale Christian Academy remains on solid financial footing, even as we provide vast sums of financial aid to our students and even in this challenging economic climate!
Because of the hundreds of people committed to the ministry of Oakdale students like Rachel can be here. A lack of structure and accountability at home made it difficult for Rachel to succeed in school. Despite being a very bright girl, she was in danger of not graduating from high school and being able to attend college. She was also on a path to self destruction when she learned of the possibility of attending Oakdale. Oakdale is Rachel’s opportunity for change, and she could not attend without a generous financial aid package.
I celebrate the miracle that Oakdale Christian Academy can serve students like Rachel, and your support is part of that miracle!
Daniel B. Fisher, President
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