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Tall Oak Gala

Our largest fundraiser and community event of the year, the Tall Oak Gala, started in 2008 to bring our families together and show support for Oak Farm Montessori School. Over the years, the event has grown to include current and past parents, grandparents, community members, and alumni who come together to raise funds and keep the Montessori philosophy flourishing in Northeast Indiana.


The Tall Oak Gala is held every year at the Mirro Center on the Parkview Regional Medical Center Campus on the Saturday in February that kicks off Montessori Week. The 13th Tall Oak Gala, “Oh, the Places We’ll Go!” was a great success celebrated with 312 guests. Thanks to the generosity of donors through sponsorships, ticket sales, auction bidding, and our Fund-a-Need supporting Professional Development, we raised just over $178,000. 


Funds from the Tall Oak Gala directly impact our students and staff at OFMS. Each dollar is reinvested to fulfill our mission of “Providing a Montessori environment that inspires children to reach their potential through meaningful work.” Whether this is through purchase of classroom materials, outdoor spaces, additional training for teachers or general operating expenses; the students of OFMS benefit.


We are grateful to all of our volunteers who help create a lovely evening full of entertainment for our guests. Your commitment, leadership, and creativity help bring the Tall Oak Gala to life..


We regret to inform everyone that, due to COVID-19 and the constant state of flux, we are canceling the 2021 Tall Oak Gala. This year, our big fundraising event will be the Day of Giving on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020.


Save the date for the 14th Annual Tall Oak Gala on Saturday, February 19, 2022!

Contact Nicole Lowe if you would like to be involved.

Thank you to the Sponsors of the 13th Tall Oak Gala


AMI Investment Services, Inc.

Atz Law Office, LLC

Campbell & Fetter Bank

Collins & Guilford Wealth Advisors

DeHayes Group

Dekko Investment Services

Diehm Construction, Inc.

E-Collar Technologies

FAK Logistics, Inc.

Ferguson Advertising

Fruchey Family

Gassafy Wholesale

Kelco Industries

Lake City Bank

One Fine Day Bridal

Parkview Health

Parkview Physicians Group

Pro Resources Staffing

Rottman Collier Architects, Inc.

Simplx Security, LLC

Snyder Food Services

Susan's Home Sweet Home

Tim & Anita Hess