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The OSA Annual Fund helps bridge the gap between state funding and the real costs to deliver our artistic and academic programs. Your generosity will support our stellar faculty, maintain and enhance our historic facilities, provide classroom technology and tools, and bring our unique programs to life.

Every dollar from every donor makes a difference!

Ways to Give

Oakland School for the Arts accepts gifts of cash, checks and credit cards.
You can also set up a recurring donation, payroll deduction, or make a gift of stock or securities.

1) Online

2) By Check


Make checks payable to “Oakland School for the Arts”

Mail checks to:
Oakland School for the Arts
Attn: Advancement
530 18th Street
Oakland, CA 94612


Oakland School for the Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations made to the school are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. OSA’s Federal Employee Identification number is 68-0463892.

Kathryn Keslosky, Director of Advancement

510-873-8819 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Diana Schneider, Annual Fund Manager

510-873-8807, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Frequently Asked Questions

How does my donation make a difference?
Do you accept Matching Gifts?
What if I cannot afford to make a large gift?
Are there other ways I may contribute?


How will my donation make a difference?
Gifts to OSA keep the school running, including support for the following:

• Faculty and staff salaries
• Maintenance and enhancements for OSA’s historic buildings
• Funding and resources for student-led performances at OSA’s Marion E. Green Black Box Theater, White Box Gallery and Sweet’s Ballroom, as well as other Oakland venues including the historic Fox Theater
• Student internships and community collaborations
• Support for innovative technology in the classrooms
• OSA’s onsite Learning Center that offers after-school, one-on-one tutoring and additional support for our students
• Foundations and other major donors use family participation in annual giving as a factor in their grantmaking


Do you accept Matching Gifts?
Yes! Many companies match employee contributions and you may be able to double, or even triple, your donation to OSA. Contact your Human Resources department to find out if your company will match your gift. Or click here to see if your company offers a Matching Gifts program.


What if I can’t afford to make a large gift?

Regardless of your available resources, a gift of any size to OSA helps provide that extra edge of excellence that is evident in all our Schools of Art. Widespread community support inspires others to give, including major donors and foundations.


Are there other ways I can contribute?

Yes. Other opportunities to support OSA include:

Event Sponsorship
Do you own a business? Or work at a local company with an interest in community partnership? We are always looking to expand our network of supporters for the OSA Arts Festival and Gala. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Performances
OSA students work extremely hard each year to create and participate in exceptional performances and exhibitions in their art emphasis. Parent and community support via attendance to these events is highly encouraged!

Volunteer
Whether it’s helping hang student artwork for an exhibition, taking tickets at the door, helping to stuff envelopes for a large mailing, OSA greatly appreciates our volunteers and their efforts! And if you are a parent, you can also find ways of involvement through OSA’s Alliance of Parents and Teachers (APT)!