- IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award (2019)
As the Kelley School of Business Center for Real Estate Studies has expanded programming to the IUPUI campus, now offering its intensive, eight-week Commercial Real Estate Workshop both in Bloomington and Indianapolis, Kelley students at IUPUI also have the opportunity to take a full complement of real estate courses including the Real Estate Law course, offered for the second semester in a row in Indianapolis.
The expansion of the workshop to the Kelley School at IUPUI was made possible through gifts from the Center's generous Advisory Board members. Indianapolis civic leaders and Center Advisory Board Members Al and Shary Oak (Cripe) and others contributed endowed Legacy level gifts to the Center to support the Center's expansion to Indianapolis, to increase diversity, and to provide financial support for students during internships.
Shary and her husband, Al, reside in Indianapolis. They have one son, Adam - who is married to wife, Christen - and a grandson named Miles.