Oakwood Receives “Retool Your School” Grant Funds

A group of over 25 volunteer Oakwood students and employees gathered near the Lawrence Jacobs Memorial Silos Plaza on October 11, 2016, to help the team from Home Depot assemble bleachers for the soccer field. During the assembly process, everyone took a moment for a photo opportunity, as Home Depot presented Oakwood University with a check for $20,000, representing Oakwood’s winning the Tier II 2016 Home Depot’s Retool Your School campus improvement grant.

“I want to especially thank Kisha Norris, our Executive Director for Advancement and Development, and her team, for providing leadership in Oakwood’s response to the Home Depot Challenge,” said Dr. Leslie Pollard, President of Oakwood University. “For four consecutive years, Oakwood has won an award that has allowed us to improve our campus. Every time we use the pavilion near the Unity Pond for outdoor fellowship, or use the exercise equipment that has been installed, or now watch soccer games from the new bleachers, our energy is renewed.”

We thank everyone for their support by voting for Oakwood University each year, and we thank the Home Depot for the opportunity to participate. Staff from ASPiRE Television were on hand to film the day’s activities, and the segment can be viewed at the link below.


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