As an organization in our effort to rebrand and reintroduce ourselves to many current and former Oakwood students, and friends of Oakwood, we are showing how we’ve positively evolved and changed versus talking about how we’ve evolved and changed. Many believe the events and programming that happen during Oakwood alumni weekend is all that we do as an organization. Your Oakwood University Alumni Association (OUAA) does more than alumni weekend. In addition to alumni weekend OUAA does
three mission initiatives which are:
Your financial gifts supports the three main mission initiatives of the association which are:
OUR STUDENTS – Through Scholarships
OUR ALUMNI & PRE-ALUMNI – Through Engagement & Connectivity Programs
OUR UNIVERSITY – Through Capital Campaign Support
”This morning when I opened up that email, I literally heard God whisper “I see you, I notice you, I care, and I love you, ” and I cried. I cried because I doubted that I would actually receive this scholarship let alone in the amount of $1,000. I cried because although I have never met you or anyone on your committee, someone read my application essay and they notice me. They didn’t see a scarred, hurt, broken, African American 21 year old, but they see something in me that I probably don’t see in myself. Thanks for investing in me by giving me a chance at a better future.”
“My heart stopped with anticipation when I received the notification and when I opened it and read it I was thinking
one thing. How great God is. My fingers couldn’t type the numbers of my parent’s phone number fast enough as I rushed to call them and tell them the great news. They were overjoyed and I could hear in my Dads voice as if a burden was taken off his shoulders. This mere thanks you letter is all I can say at this moment, but I will never forget this wonderful blessing and I will make it my duty to give back to students at this great university when I too become part of the OUAA.”
“Being chosen to receive this scholarship helps out in a huge way and I appreciate it and want to say thank you to the fullest. I can guarantee that your funds, helping me to finish school and come closer to my career path, will not be taken for granted or even put to waste. It also adds to my story of my Oakwood experience knowing that the Oakwood Alumni Association Scholarship Committee had a part in helping me to receive my diploma.”
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In our ongoing efforts to maintain transparency with our stakeholders, the Oakwood University Alumni Association reports that we have experienced a temporary disruption in our 501(c)(3) status, effective February 12, 2018. However, we assure you all necessary documentation has been filed and we anticipate expedited, retroactive, reinstatement. Furthermore, it should be noted that the Oakwood University Alumni Association operates as an independent affiliated fundraising organization. If you have further questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.