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OA Gives Thanks To Hillenbrand For Largest Gift In School History

Posted On November 21, 2017

Press release by Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Reception

(Oldenburg, Ind.) – Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception is pleased to announce a leadership challenge gift totaling $750,000 to its Build. Inspire. Lead Campaign from the John A. Hillenbrand and William and Martha Hillenbrand Foundations.  Gus Hillenbrand, President of the Foundations states: “The John A. Hillenbrand and William and Martha Hillenbrand Foundations are privileged to contribute to the outstanding educational and moral principles that Oldenburg Academy has furthered throughout the years.”

OA’s vision for this campaign is to continue to advance its mission of offering the highest quality, comprehensive, college preparatory Catholic co-education they have provided for over 165 years.   Details of the capital projects will be announced in the new year.

In recognition of this generous gift, OA President Diane Laake responds: “This is a gift that honors the past, acknowledges our present and believes in our future.  We are so grateful to these Foundations for their confidence in and support of this great school.”

This is the second leadership gift OA has received for their campaign.  The Sisters of St. Francis – Oldenburg affirmed their support of the Academy by formally deeding the Academic Building and Auditorium to OA.  “This gift secures our future and enables us to advance our strategic plans” states President Laake.