Crossings Christian School Newest Member of OSF

Crossings Christian School joined the OSF last week. This marks the 43rd school to join the Opportunity Scholarship Fund family. The mission of Crossings Christian School is to partner with parents and church to develop students into Christ-centered servant leaders who are academically and spiritually prepared for college and life. The core values of the school state that excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think…

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  • August 24, 2015

Welcome Community Christian School

Community Christian School in Norman is the 42nd school to join the Opportunity Scholarship Fund. CCS independent, private Christian school  for students preschool to 12th grade.  Since 1986, CCS has existed to teach from a biblical worldview and develop well rounded followers of Christ.  As God continues to provide all that is needed to maintain an excellent academic, spiritual and moral education for our children, CCS intends to continue to dedicate itself to the needs of our Christian community.  

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  • August 18, 2015

Your Taxes. Your School. Your Choice.

The 2015-16 theme for OSF will be "Your Taxes. Your School. Your Choice."The OSF has created a portfolio of related promotional material for the sole use of member schools. Each item may be personalized for each school. The OSF will provide schools the press-ready .pdf file to be used for their local printing. Products available to schools are: (1) an updated OSF trifold brochure; (2) two 5x7 cards to be used for handouts and/or postcards; (3) donor cards sized for…

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  • August 8, 2015

OSF Over $500,000

Donations to the Opportunity Scholarship Fund topped a half million dollars yesterday. A donation of $4,000 by Mr. and Mrs. Randall Roberts of Bixby put the Fund over $500,000. Their generous gift was designated for The Little Lighthouse of Tulsa. The Fund has been receiving donations for less than a year. The first donation was made by Patti and Pete Rhea of Lawton in September 2014. Since that time 223 donors have contributed $503,000 for an average of $2,265 per donation.…

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  • July 23, 2015

The Little Light House Is #41

The Little Light House (Jean Winfrey, Molly Smith and Rachel Mouton) in Tulsa, Oklahoma joined the OSF this week.  TLL is the 41st school to join the Opportunity Scholarship Fund. The mission of the Little Light House is to glorify God by improving the quality of life for children with special needs, their families, and their communities. TLL accomplishes this mission by providing tuition-free educational and therapeutic services to children with special needs ages birth to six. The Little Light House…

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  • June 11, 2015

Gov. Fallin Signs HB 1693

Governor Fallin signed HB 1693 last week. It passed the House and Senate by large margins. HB 1693 was designed to improve the current legislation authorizing our OSF. The bill was carried  State Representative Kevin Calvey and State Senator Kyle Loveless. ENHANCED TAX CREDIT: The most universal improvement was the change of the benefits to multi-year donors. Effective January 1, 2016, donors committing to the same amount for TWO consecutive years will receive 75% tax credits for BOTH years. This an improvement…

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  • June 9, 2015

Now 40 OSF Schools

The Opportunity Scholarship Fund now has 40 member schools. Six additional schools sponsored by the Seventh-Day Adventist Conference joined OSF yesterday. Now all 8 schools of the Conference are members. The Conference supports Adventist schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Muskogee, Ardmore, Claremore, Vinita, Bristow - and a mission school in Guymon serving Burmese refugees. There are 34 additional K-12 schools eligible to join OSF but have not yet chosen to do so. Of that group, several anticipate joining soon. There are 32 Catholic…

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  • June 9, 2015

OSF Now At 34 Schools

Three schools have recently joined the OSF. They are Paths to Independence School (Bartlesville), Cross Christian Academy (Disney), and Eagle Point Christian School (Sapulpa). Paths to Independence is an accredited PK-12 private school structured to meet the needs of students with autism spectrum disorders.  It provides instruction in all academic areas, communication, social skills, recreation, and independent living.  The school goal is to have a life-long view of education, promoting functional independence from a young age. The mission of Eagle Point Christian Academy is to partner…

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  • April 6, 2015

Completing 2014 Tax Forms

The info below is how individuals and families filing jointly should  claim the tax credits and deductions for donations made to the Opportunity Scholarship Fund. Businesses should consult their tax preparers. STATE TAX CREDIT: The Tax Commission has been provided your donation information and is expecting you to claim the credits. Make sure that you have your receipt letter from the Opportunity Scholarship Fund in case the Oklahoma Tax Commission asks for it after you file. The amount of the credit will be HALF…

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  • March 11, 2015

Positive Tomorrows Joins OSF

The Positive Tomorrows is the latest school to join the Opportunity Scholarship Fund. Positive Tomorrows began in 1989 as a real collaborative effort among a group of community organizations that recognized that the educational needs of homeless children were not being met. Founding partners included OKC Public Schools, the State Dept. of Education, CampFire USA, Neighborhood Services Organization and the YWCA. As an affiliate of the OKC Public Schools System, the school purpose was to help homeless families collect needed documentation to…

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  • February 17, 2015