Friends of Oakridge
10 year Partnership with Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks

donate to complete
The Oakridge Estate
Rear Yard Restoration

In collaboration with the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks, Friends of Oakridge looks forward to offering tours and events when deemed safe.  During this extended hiatus, we are exploring preservation and programming. Our first 10 years' accomplishments include hosting programming and docent led tours for  4,300 visitors, helping to locate funding for a badly needed roof, driveway and 32 additional parking spaces, and, with your help, funding front yard irrigation and landscaping.

Last year, your generous donations enabled Friends to plant 7 impressive oaks in the rear yard, replacing trees planted by Barbara Stanwyck in 1937, then lost by disease and drought. 


Many of you have enjoyed our interior tours and film events. 


Please help Friends celebrate our first 10 years  with a simple “Birthday Gift”.  Your tax-deductible contribution of $10 to mark each year, or $20 or more, will help us complete the rear yard landscape and hardscape in preparation for outdoor events.   

Friends of Oakridge is a 501 c (3) charitable organization, EIN #45-1626582.  All donations are deemed tax deductible absent any limitations on deductibility applicable to a particular taxpayer.  No goods or services were provided for your contribution.

A Virtual Afternoon at Oakridge

featuring rarely seen
home movies and vintage photographs

presented by

The Friends of Oakridge

in collaboration with

The Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation

please join
Friends of Oakridge
Sunday, January 31 @ 2pm PST

Please join Friends and guest panelist David Sonne, Trustee of the Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation, for his narrated screening of treasured color home movies showcasing the house and grounds. This nostalgic journey into yesteryear will be preceded by a narrated presentation featuring photographs from Jack Oakie's Oakridge, the 1990 book written by Victoria in tribute to her late husband. If you have previously toured Oakridge with us, you will now be able to enjoy a glimpse of the furnishings that once filled its rooms!

After our visit with the Oakies, David will be eager to answer your questions about the nearly six decades of Oakie family history related to the property. In addition, Friends of Oakridge Board member Deborah Donnelly will be available to answer any questions regarding ongoing efforts to rehabilitate the residence and surrounding landscape. We look forward to sharing this exclusive event with you!

About David and The Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation: The mission of The Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation is to honor Victoria's wish to perpetuate the legacy of her husband's work and to honor Jack's wish by "Giving the money to the kids". These two wishes have come to fruition through the underwriting of lectures on comedy and the funding of scholarships for deserving film and theater students studying the genre of comedy at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country, including the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Syracuse University Film School, College of the Canyons and the Motion Picture Academy. The Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation is not affiliated with the Friends of Oakridge and we greatly appreciate their interest in the future of The Oakridge Estate.

Advance Registration Required

Friends is appreciative of funding in part by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and for collaboration with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks