Oklahoma Bible Academy provides outstanding education at tuition rates 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 OBA community 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 about 70% of their education each year. The other 30% is earned through the following giving programs. You can help support all or one of these programs which in turn will benefit OBA students.
You can use our online donor site to make a one time or an ongoing gift to OBA. Just click the link below and it will take you to the online donor site and process your donation. You may specify where your donation goes if you so choose in “special intentions” after you create an on online account or in the Quick Give option. Thank you for supporting Christian education at OBA!
BOOSTER FUND and BUSINESS SPONSORS
Our extra-curricular activities like music, sports, drama and academic team activities are supported by the Booster Fund and Business Sponsors. The money raised to support these activities comes from business sponsors, family memberships, and individual memberships. School families, community members and friends are given the opportunity to purchase a family or individual membership, or become a business sponsor of OBA.
HERITAGE PARTNERS FUND
Ongoing gifts to help bridge the gap between tuition and actual per pupil costs. Heritage Partners are friends who will commit to a specific amount of giving per year.
OBA ANNUAL FUND
Gifts given to our annual budget that offset tuition costs at OBA. If you don’t designate where you want a gift to go this is where we will place it.
OBA 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.
Gifts given for major building projects or facility improvements.
You can memorialize or honor your friend or loved one with a gift. OBA will acknowledge the gift and notify the honored person or the family of the memorialized person.
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO SUPPORT THE OBA MINISTRY
ANNUAL BENEFIT AUCTION
OBA 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.
Jumbo Foods in Enid has generously agreed to give OBA 5% of all purchases made with OBA Band Bucks at their stores. All that is asked 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.
MATCHING GIFTS FROM CORPORATIONS
Each 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 GIVING PROGRAMS SUPPORTING OKLAHOMA BIBLE ACADEMY
We are glad to walk alongside you in making these plans that support the longevity of OBA.
Gifts in Kind
Life Estate Plan
Charitable Remainder Trust
Gifts of Stock and Bonds