“I give because I believe in this school and I love it, and I want to support it any way I can. I want to support the future of this school, so I act in the present by giving to the Annual Fund today.”
– Waldorf in the Woods Parent
Plant the Seeds of Support with your gift to the Annual Fund Today
Each year, we ask that every Washington Waldorf Family give to our Annual Fund. No matter the size of your donation, your gift goes directly to support the School's mission in every way. Our goal for the 2018–2019 school year is to raise $300,000 and to achieve 100% participation. Please join us in supporting the WWS Annual Fund by making your gift today.
The 2018–2019 Annual Fund campaign runs from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. You can contribute today by giving your gift online, or by sending your gift by mail to WWS, 4800 Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD 20816. Checks should be made out to WWS, with "Annual Fund" in the memo line. Credit card payments by phone or donations of stocks and securities are also welcome; contact Caitlin MacKenzie, Development Director, at 301-229-6107 ext. 127 to make your gift or pledge.
Would you like to make your gift through the donation of securities? Please follow this link for instructions.
Fall Bazaar and Spring Gala
In addition to the Annual Fund, our two large fundraisers are the Fall Bazaar and the spring gala and auction. The Fall Bazaar is a beloved 48-year tradition at WWS, which raises critical funds for our operating budget, strengthens our parent and family community, and opens the School to the public. It takes a lot of hands to plan and carry out the Fall Bazaar, and we depend on each WWS parent to volunteer several hours to ensure its success. The Fall Bazaar takes place on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, with a Friday preview night the night before.
The spring gala and auction is our largest fundraising event, raising critical funds for our financial aid program. The gala features a live auction, and a special appeal for financial aid. We also hold an online auction that raises additional funds that support the operating budget. These auctions are made possible by donations of goods and services from parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, and more, as well as local businesses. The 2019 gala will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 – Save the Date! – we hope to see you there.
The Build Our Vision capital campaign was launched in November 2013 to raise funds for critical building improvements to create a lasting home for current and future generations of WWS students. With the generous support of more than 300 community members, we successfully raised $4.8 million by June 2015, and completed the planned renovations in September 2015. Charitable gifts have allowed the school to Build Our Vision. Please see our school renovation page for our construction story.
If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions about giving at WWS, please contact our development staff: Caitlin MacKenzie, Director of Development, at 301-229-6107, ext. 127; and Maria Monteverde-Jackson, Director of Events and Community Relations, at 301-229-6107 ext. 125.