Friends of Ozark
What is the "Friends of Ozark?
The Friends of Ozark (FOA) are a group of former OAA students and friends who have joined together to give encouragement, suggestions, and financial assistance to our beloved school on projects that are not covered in the regular school budget.
Where do funds for financial assistance come from?
Members of the FOA pay annual dues to support the projects.
Who can be a member of the FOA?
Former students, faculty, friends, business people, or anyone interested in helping advance and improve OAA.
When and where does the FOA meet?
A business meeting is held annually at OAA usually at the time of the academy reunion.
Who determines what projects the FOA will sponsor?
Projects to be sponsored by the FOA are voted by the members in the annual business meeting after the Project Committee, made up of FOA members working closely with the OAA principal, determine and recommend needs which will enhance education and the image of OAA.
What are some of the projects the FOA has financed?
The FOA has financed many projects. Below are some of these:
- Curtains for the auditorium
- Student ID printer
- Instruments and chairs for Music Department
- Library books
- Security cameras and recorder
- Generator for Cafeteria
- Lawn care equipment
- Sound system for Cafeteria
- Smartboards for classrooms
- Lighting for stage
- Medicine cabinets for boys' and girls' dorms
- Equipment for Industry
New mower deck
New security software
Student ID printer
New computer for Skyline
New library books
New server equipment
What are the dues to be a member of FOA?
Regular membership dues are $500. Some give even more out of love for the Academy and from their generous hearts.
Are dues tax deductible?
Where and how do we pay our dues?
Dues may be sent to:
Ozark Adventist Academy, Treasurer
Friends of Ozark
20997 Dawn Hill East Road
Gentry, AR 72734
If you would like to talk further about membership in FOA, you may contact June Melton, Alumni Coordinator at 479-736-2221 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also make your membership contribution by a secure donation online.
Pictures from the 2013 Banquet.