Okemos Education Foundation

Supporting academic excellence at every level of the Okemos Public School District

OEF Awards

The Okemos Education Foundation recognizes excellence in the Okemos Public School District in two ways: our formal awards, given at the annual banquet each November, and the OEF APPLE Awards, informal awards given at any time of the year.

Annual Awards

Annual Awards

The OEF bestows several formal awards at its annual awards banquet, held each November. Learn more.

APPLE Awards

APPLE Awards

APPLE Awards can be given by anyone, at any time of the year, to any Okemos employee who deserves special recognition. Learn More.

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OEF Programs

Grant Programs

Grant Programs

The OEF funds approximately 30 curriculum-based grants each year. Requests are received from Okemos teachers in every building and vary each year, based on the innovative ideas and needs of our staff. Learn more about the great things the OEF has funded in the past.

Extra-curricular student clubs

Extra-curricular student clubs

Since 2010, the OEF has funded the majority of students clubs offered in Okemos schools. Clubs are offered in every building and at every age level. Learn more about these fun, educational, and memorable experiences which over 1,900 students enjoy every year.

4th Grade Seeds of Science Field Trips

4th Grade Seeds of Science Field Trips

Every 4th grade class enjoys three separate field trips to the MSU Plant Biology building, learning about plant life through a variety of hands-on experiences. Learn more about the program.

Elementary Author Visit

Elementary Author Visit

The OEF partners with Horizon Bank each spring to bring an author to each of our elementary schools to meet with students and share how their own stories became published books. See which authors have visited in the past.

Science Fairs

Science Fairs

The OEF offers funding for school science fairs to allow our students to have hands-on science experiences and to showcase their own individual projects. Learn more.

Special Projects

Special Projects

The OEF enjoyed hosting The Legacy of Emmett Till, a 'living history' experience for both our high school students and the community in April 2016. Learn more about this impactful event.

$80,303

2016-17 approved funding amount in support of Okemos students

635

# of APPLE Awards delivered since the program's inception (May 2014)

33 years

The OEF has been supporting Okemos students since 1984.

7 schools

# of Okemos schools benefiting from OEF funding (every one of them!)

Thank you, OEF Donors!

Gold Partners ($1,000 - $2,499) Chris Buck and Martha Hentz * Chuck and Karen Canestraight * Courtesy Ford * Elevation Okemos * Great Lakes Hand Surgery Center * Dave S. Gupta * Heat 'n Sweep * Nancy Herta * John Hood * Drs. Laurie and Tomas Hult * Brian and Jennifer Jones * Mid-Michigan Oral Surgery * Ritta Rosenberg * Dr. Hina Shah, DDS * JoAnne Sorlie and Subhash Gupta * Alena E. Zachery-Ross * Thank you!! Browse the complete 2017-18 donor list here

Become an OEF 'Partner in Education'

Our donors come from all corners of the community and have one thing in common:  a commitment to preserving academic excellence in Okemos Public Schools. Join us!

Learn More about the OEF

OEF Board of Trustees

OEF Board of Trustees

    The Okemos Education Foundation is run by an all-volunteer board of trustees, people from our community who are passionate about quality public education in Okemos. Meet our board.

    OEF History

    OEF History

      The Okemos Education Foundation has been supporting Okemos students since 1984. Learn how it all got started.

      Financial Info

      Financial Info

        Page coming soon.

        OEF News

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        Contact the OEF

        Have a question or comment? A great idea? We'd love to hear from you!

        OEF

        517 512 5821
        chair@oefsite.org
        4406 Okemos Rd.
        Okemos, MI 48864
        United States