Casady School develops excellence, confidence, and integrity in students and prepares them with the skills and
knowledge that serve as the foundation for success.
How You Can Support Casady:
Casady offers a variety of ways to support our School, including:
1 - Annual Fund campaign
2 - The Alumni Association's annual Casady Golf Tournament
3 - The Cyclone Booster Club
4 - The Casady Parents' Organization
6 - Capital or special project campaigns
7 - Endowment funds
8 - Gifts of securities
9 - Companies matching gifts
10 - Bequests, life insurance transfers and life income gifts are among the many options available in Planned Gifts
11 - Volunteering your time through the Casady Parents' Organization (CPO), the Booster Club, the Casady Arts Alliance, or within each division
For more information on how to make gifts of any kind to Casady School please contact Evan Walter, (405) 749-3186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Casady campus is thriving. In 2015, completed construction of a new multi-purpose/storm shelter building for our Lower and Primary Division students, faculty and staff. This building is providing much-needed educational space for our youngest students, as well as safe harbor in the event of significant weather events.
Our students continue to realize outstanding accomplishments with over $5 million in academic and athletic college scholarships earned by the 2015 graduating class. These graduates matriculated to 43 different colleges and universities in the United States, of which 72% are attending schools outside the state. These accomplishments are in addition to the countless other daily achievements Casady students realize both in and outside of the classroom. A Casady education remains the standard of excellence in the area, and support from our donors makes it possible year in and year out.
Casady School develops excellence, confidence and moral
integrity in each of its students by equipping them with the skills, knowledge
and drive to make a difference. Casady nurtures the mind, body and spirit
of our students today to grow into our leaders of tomorrow. Approximately 95 percent of Casady graduates
complete college with nearly 170 entering the medical profession. Approximately half of Casady’s alumni live in
the state of Oklahoma with the remaining group spread across the world.
Independent schools often have a unique set of opportunities and challenges set before them. Because families choose to send their child to an institution like Casady we are continuously challenged by making sure we are getting the right kids into the program, those with a commitment to learning and a desire to experience a well-rounded and personalized education. Because Casady is not funded publicly, admissions is, and will always be, a challenge to maintaining a balanced budget while admitting those students who will flourish and thrive in an atmosphere like what our campus has to offer. Casady attracts and strives to maintain a diverse and well qualified student body. In addition, we offer our students the opportunity to be taught by some of the strongest faculty available from around the country. In an effort to model life-long learning to our students and maintain this high level of qualified faculty, we are continuously providing professional development for our staff. With an 80-acre campus and 29 buildings, another challenge faced by Casady is the extensive expense and maintenance of our facilities. While challenged by these expenses, keeping tuition levels reasonable in an effort to allow the best students possible to attend is important to Casady. Financial Aid represents approximately 16 percent of the Casady budget but remains vital to our commitment to providing a high level of education to a diverse and well-qualified student body.
In regards to challenges and opportunities related to management of Casady School, we are fortunate to attract and maintain some of the brightest and most gifted faculty from around our country. Sound evaluation processes exist at Casady to ensure best practices are implemented around accountability, performance objectives, adherence to mission and demonstrated ability to further School aims. We also believe strongly in continued education and support of faculty in this effort.
Casady’s Board of Trustees has made significant strides in recent years to establish and adopt long-term strategic processes that ensure the future health of the School. Our Finance and Plant/Building committees have developed metrics which will allow our Board to measure progress towards our goals year in and year out. As with any school, we are challenged by balancing the day-to-day educational and programmatic aspects of our institution within our internal structure while the Board sets its sights on maintaining a more strategic and long-term vision for our School as well as fiduciary responsibility.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
Ongoing challenges faced by Casady, as with any independent school, include maintaining a balanced budget while keeping tuition reasonable, and striving to maintain and grow a cash reserve and reserved maintenance funds to meet ongoing financial needs of the campus. Additional challenges include raising capital dollars for facility improvements while honoring a Board implemented 100 percent “cash in hand” policy prior to the initiation of any construction. As of February 1, 2013, Casady will pay off all remaining debt and the School will be debt free. It is important to note that the $34 million in endowments is spread between OCCF, the Casady Foundation and a private foundation.
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