Ways to Give
In addition to volunteering with the Parent Association, the school has several opportunities for families to get involved and also show support of the work happening at Post Oak.
- The Post Oak Fund
- Biennial Gala
- Book Fair
- Sabbatical Fund
- Major Gifts Program
- Store Rebate Programs
- Other Ways of Giving
These annual giving gifts are tax-deductible, and payments can be made until June of the giving year. Gifts may also be eligible for matching funds from employers. Reaching 100% parent participation in the Post Oak Fund is as important as reaching our financial goal: it is vital to the school's continued success in obtaining gifts and grants from corporations and foundations. Each family is strongly encouraged to give to its ability, and to fulfill pledged commitments. October is designated as Post Oak Fund Month.
Every other year, Post Oak has a gala celebration fundraiser hosted by POPA volunteers. All parents are invited to be a part of the preparations for this fabulous event. The evening includes dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and a live auction for adults only. The 2019–2020 school year is a non-gala year.
The Book Fair will take place March 29, 2020 at Brazos Bookstore. At this event, books chosen by the faculty are available for purchase and donation to your child's classroom and/or library. High-quality books appropriate to all ages and reading levels, and covering a wide range of topics, are offered for sale. This one-day event ends with a family night for parents and children.
In working to ensure the school's long-term vitality, the board has established an Endowment Fund. By design, the corpus of the endowment remains untouched; its income is used to support the school's program initiatives. To continue growing the endowment, approximately 5% of all annual giving goes into that fund. More significant building of the endowment will result from major gifts. The school is grateful for endowment support from individuals and foundations, either through outright gifts or grants or through planned giving. Contact Development Director Christina Kopanidis-Cantu or Head of School Maura Joyce for more information.
The sabbatical fund is supported through The Post Oak Fund. Traditionally, each year this fund enables one lead teacher or full-time specialist to receive a grant which may be used for travel or other educational experience during the summer months, thereby enriching her/his work with the children. Some parents elect to designate holiday or other commemorative gifts made in a faculty member's honor to this fund.
The Post Oak School endeavors to enlist the support of all parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, and other community friends in securing funds from a number of retail rebate programs. Currently the school is enrolled in programs operated by Randalls and Target. Beneficiary organizations receive a quarterly check reflecting a percentage of the store purchases made by participants. Share this with grandparents, friends, and neighbors—the more people who participate, the more money the school is able to raise. Thank you for helping us make the most of these programs by participating.