Giving

Oklahoma Bible Academy provides outstanding education at tuition rates far below those of other private Christian schools. One of the factors making this possible is the faithful commitment of families and alumni of OBA.  We have a proud heritage of excellent support from founding families, churches, businesses, alumni, and friends.  However, it takes all of our school families to continue to support the school and all of its activities.

No family pays the full price of what it actually takes to send their child to OBA.  The tuition that parents pay covers only 73% of their education each year.  The other 27% is earned through the following giving programs.  You can help support all or one of these programs which in turn will support OBA students.

You can use PayPal to make a donation to OBA.  Just click the “donate” button and it will take you to the PayPal site and process your donation.  If you would like to specify where your donation goes look for the line “Add special instructions to the seller” and click on that to send us a message about your donation.  Or you can email us at oba@oklahomabible.com to notify us of your specifications.  Thank you for supporting Christian education at OBA!

BOOSTER CLUB
1All co-curricular activities like music, sports, drama and academic team activities are supported by the Booster Club.  The money raised to support these activities comes from corporate sponsors, family memberships, meals served at sporting events, spirit merchandise, and the OBA Basketball Tournament..  All school families and friends are given the opportunity to purchase a family membership or become a corporate sponsor of OBA.

HERITAGE PARTNERS FUND
2This is a program designed to bridge the gap between tuition and actual per pupil costs as well as provide funds for furthering OBA’s quest for academic excellence.  We are seeking Heritage Partners who will pledge a specific amount per year as a commitment to academic excellence.
OBA ANNUAL FUND
3Every year we set in our budget an amount that we will need in gifts to help offset tuition costs at OBA.   If you don’t designate where you want a gift to go this is where we will place it.
AUCTION
4OBA hosts an Annual Benefit Auction to raise funds for the general budget at OBA.  The auction is held in October each year.  Each school family is encouraged to participate in this fundraiser by donating food or auction items and participating in the day’s events.
MUSIC/BAND PROGRAMS
5OBA hosts three special music programs throughout the school year.  They also provide special music for area churches and other organizations.  Proceeds from offerings taken at these events allow us to support our education budget.
BAND BUCKS
6Jumbo Foods in Enid has generously agreed to give OBA 5% of all purchases made with OBA Band Bucks at their stores.  All that is aksed of you is that you take a few minutes to stop at the Jumbo’s office window and purchase OBA Band Bucks and then use them as cash when paying for your groceries.  All money raised from the purchase of band bucks goes directly to the band program.

ENDOWMENTS
7OBA has four named endowments to support the longevity of our school.

The ElRoy and Erma Ratzlaff Family Endowment is a general endowment to help sustain the future ministry of OBA.

The Learning Differences Endowment helps us offer services and aid to students who need additional educational assistance.

The Faculty Endowment is to augment compensation for OBA faculty and staff.

The Tuition Assistance Endowment is to generate financial assistance for students who might not otherwise be able to attend OBA.

MATCHING GIFTS FROM CORPORATIONS
8Each year OBA receives gifts through the efforts of donors who take advantage of their company’s matching gift benefit.  Contact your human resource department and find out if you can multiply the power of your gift at Oklahoma Bible Academy.

OTHER QUALIFIED GIVING PROGRAMS SUPPORTING OKLAHOMA BIBLE ACADEMY
9Life Insurance
Gifts in Memory
Gifts in Kind
Wills
Endowments
Revocable Trust
Life Estate Plan
Charitable Remainder Trust
Gifts of Stock and Bonds