OEF raises over $50,000 for Ojai public schools during our “OEF Celebrates” fall campaign!

Each Fall, OEF hosts "OEF Celebrates" our Annual Fall Fundraiser.  Our 2018 fundraiser was held on Thursday, October 11 at Nordhoff High School, and raised over $50,000 benefiting public schools in the Ojai Valley! Approximately 240 guests attended the event that recognized:

  • OEF’s 25th anniversary,

  • Showcased OEF’s 2018 grantees,

  • Featured musical, dance and theatrical performances, and

  • Paid tribute to three OEF Education Heroes of the Year: Natalie Hay, Nordhoff Science Department Chair and Teacher, Asli Ruf, Full-Time District Volunteer for over 12 years, and Abigail Runyan, Senior Honors Nordhoff High School Student.

Go to “OEF Spotlights Education” for the story featured in the Ojai Valley News!


To mark this prestigious time in OEF's history, and to continue our positive impact in the Ojai Valley, our goal is to raise $125,000 during the 2018 - 19 school year to fund the OEF Endowment!  This endowment will ensure future generations of kids of all socioeconomic backgrounds will enjoy the benefit of a quality education in Ojai.

This funding will also provide for basic education needs at our public schools that are no longer funded through federal, state or local dollars.  This includes classroom grants for our teachers, fundamental technology and art resources for our students and more.

To make an individual donation or serve as an Event Sponsor, go to our Contribute page!