You’re invited to attend “oef celebrates!”
our annual fall fundraiser on october 17!

Each Fall, OEF hosts OEF Celebrates! our Annual Fall Fundraiser.  Our 2019 event will be held on Thursday, October 17 at Nordhoff High School and will:

  • Showcase OEF’s 2019 grantees,

  • Feature student and teacher musical, dance and theatrical performances, and

  • Pay tribute to our OEF Education Hero Becky Beckett, Chaparral High School Principal!

Click the RSVP button above to attend this event. Go to OEF Celebrates! for more event information.

Ojai Education Foundation Donates Over $100,000
to Support Public Education in the Ojai Valley!


Becky Beckett, Chaparral High School Principal, is joined by her Science Students and staff as she receives her notification letter of a grant from the Ojai Education Foundation to fund science supplies for the 2019 - 20 School Year. In total, OEF provided grants totaling more than $100,000 to teachers, students and Ojai Unified School District staff, the most in the Foundation’s history! Go to “Grant Overview” for our full list of 2019 - 20 Grantees. Go to the Ojai Valley News article “OEF Awards $100,000 in Grants” to read more!

Ojai Education Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Supporting Public Education in the Ojai Valley

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The Ojai Education Foundation held its 25th anniversary celebration April 28 at the Ojai home of former president Michael Addison and his wife, Susan. Nearly 100 former Board Members, donors and friends of the Ojai Education Foundation gathered to honor founder Cindi (Perez) Davis; and pictured founding treasurer Dick Weirick with his wife Jane; and top cumulative donor Louanne Fay and her daughter, Eileen Laber. Go to to the Ojai Valley News article “OEF Plants Seeds for Big Dreams Over 25 Years” to read more!

2018 - 19 exclusive sponsors

Linda Burr / Venco Western, Inc.
Richard & Jane Weirick

Aqua-Flo Supply / Eileen Fay
The Fout Family
Helen Hardenbergh & Adam Tolmach
Tiarzha Taylor & Danny Everett

Tucker & Phillip Adams
Susan & Michael Addison
Carolyn & Jamie Bennett
Joanne & Michael Caldwell
Cam Campbell / California Solar Electric
Beth Cohen
Lin Coleman & Paul Massey
Nan Davis & Brett Nicholson
Robert Calder Davis, Jr.
Roselyn & Anthony Demaria
Laura Denne
Karen & Bill Evenden

$1,000+ con’t
Donna Freiermuth
Dr. Richard Gould
Jill Greene & Scott Silver
Judith Hale Norris & Bill Norris
Julia & Walt Hamann
Ruth Hemming
Rikki Horne
Susan Leech
Anne & Harry Oppenheimer
Angela & Douglas Parker
Joyce Robinson
Lucy & Jonathan Tolmach

Key Community & Business Partners

Ojai Unified School District
Dr. James Halverson, Ojai Valley Family Medicine Group
John Galaska Rainforest Plant Co.
Lorraine Lim Catering
Mike Etchart Sound System
Ojai Business Center
Ojai Chamber of Commerce

Ojai Vineyard Tasting Room
Simply Two Design
Steve Adams Photography
SoulFete! Multi Cultural Cuisine Catering
Ventura County Community Foundation
Venco Western, Inc.
Ventura Rental Party & Events