Taking Care of Business
The Oakdale Chamber Foundation is a 501c3 organization dedicated to advancing the quality of life in Oakdale through education and leadership. Donations help support the Oakdale Chamber Foundation programs and Scholarships.
Leadership Oakdale brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to develop their leadership potential and to expose participants to the issues impacting our community. By understanding the needs and concerns in a wide variety of areas, these individuals will be better able to contribute their resources to making a difference in many ways.
The Oakdale Chamber Foundation works to connect business, education, and government for an ongoing and collaborative conversation regarding the workforce needs of our businesses and the opportunities to support educators, students, and families for a stronger Oakdale.
Events & Fundraisers
The Oakdale Chamber Foundation is dedicated to advancing the quality of life in Oakdale through education and leadership. The funds raised at these events help us to sustain and improve upon important programs, including Leadership Oakdale, workforce readiness, and higher education scholarships.
Students in the 12th grade and in College, who reside within Oakdale (95361), and have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA are eligible to apply for a Chamber of Commerce scholarship. Six scholarships, in the amount of $750 each, will be given to applicants attending a college/university and/or vocational/trade school. The number of scholarships may be increased if fund raising efforts exceed expectations.
Leadership Oakdale gives participants an overview of the various inner working of business, government, agriculture, health services, education, social/cultural, and communication in our area. This is a great opportunity for potential leaders to gain a well-rounded educational and networking experience in Oakdale.
Tuition for each participant is $500. Tuition is nonrefundable and must be paid prior to the first c go towards the Oakdale Chamber Foundation for scholarships.
Oakdale Leadership Program requires full participation and attendance. Time commitment is one day per month for ten months starting in February. The program focuses on developing and enhancing leadership skills and provides exposure to a wide range of subjects including:
- Business and Industry
- Economic Development
- Health Care/Social Services
- History and Culture
- Law and Public Safety
- Local Government
- Media Relations
- Team Building
Graduation recognition at the 2022 Annual Awards Dinner on Friday January 21, 2022.
If you or one of your staff would like to participate in this program contact the chamber office at 209-847-2244 or firstname.lastname@example.org or download an application here. We would like all applications in the Chamber office by December 16th for review.