Historic Oakland Foundation, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

$21,667 raised by 84 donors

100% complete

$10,000 Goal

Help us raise $10,000 to expand educational programming at Oakland Cemetery over the next three years!

Historian Franklin Garrett called Oakland Cemetery “Atlanta’s most tangible link between the past and the present.” Through its landscapes and the stories of its residents, Oakland reflects the diverse historical development of Atlanta. As a vibrant public park and a treasured historic resource, Oakland Cemetery is a unique site where K-12 students can learn about the past and contemplate the future.

Each year the Foundation welcomes nearly 3,000 K-12 students through Oakland’s historic gates. Students visiting Oakland on field trips experience Oakland as a burial ground, historic site, public park, habitat, and gardens. They learn about the rich diversity found within the walls of Oakland Cemetery — - from history, civics, and the arts to earth science, environmental sustainability, and horticulture. All field trips are paired with Georgia performance standards and are led by trained guides. 

Our goal is to more than double the number of students we serve annually over the next three years. We can do this by expanding our educational programs and by removing financial barriers for schools interested in taking field trips at Oakland. This year for GaGives on Giving Tuesday, Historic Oakland Foundation is raising money to do both of these things.

For some schools, the field trip cost of $6 per student is prohibitive. Your gift will allow us to provide scholarships that will make a visit to Oakland possible for all by covering the per-student cost and helping cover bus rentals or other transportation for students to Oakland. 

 In addition to helping fund school field trips, your gift will also help Historic Oakland Foundation develop world-class educational programming. It will  

  • Allow HOF to develop new tours, guides, activities and other materials for students  
  • Fund resources for students – art supplies, educational materials, technology, etc. 
  • Fund expert speakers from partner organizations outside HOF 

Donate to Historic Oakland Foundation today, on GAGives on Giving Tuesday and help us share Oakland (and Atlanta’s) rich history, art, architecture, and ecological wealth with students across north Georgia.  

Everyone who donates to our GaGives campaign today will automatically be entered to win an Oakland gift basket!

This basket includes:

  1. An Oakland T-shirt
  2. Santa Salt from beautifulbrinysea
  3. Burial Grounds coffee from Cafe Campesino Roastery
  4. "Amazing Georgia: A Coloring Book Journey Through our 159 Counties"
  5. "Unique Eats and Eateries of Atlanta"
  6. and a copy of "Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery"!

The gift basket is available for local pickup ONLY. Once the winner is notified, they can coordinate a time to come pick up their basket at the Oakland Cemetery Visitors Center located outside the main gate of the cemetery in the gravel parking lot.

If you want to enter but choose not to donate, please email mlivingston@oaklandcemetery.com

About Oakland: Oakland Cemetery is one of Atlanta's first public green spaces and the city's oldest historical and cultural landmark. Welcoming more than 105,000 visitors each year, Oakland is an outdoor classroom, an art gallery, a botanical garden, and an island of tranquility in the heart of the city. It serves as a destination for tourists from all over the country and the world, as well as a backyard for the residents of the surrounding communities.

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Historic Oakland Foundation, Inc.

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(404) 688-2107

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