The East Woods' mission is to foster strength of character and academic excellence while developing and encouraging creativity, intellectual curiosity, and a lifelong passion for learning. We are a nurturing community that celebrates the differences among us and leads by example through citizenship and service to others.

The Fund for East Woods

What is The Fund for East Woods?

The Fund for East Woods, formerly known as the Annual Fund or Annual Giving, is the cornerstone of East Woods’ fundraising efforts. East Woods, like most independent day schools, receives no public funding and tuition does not cover the full cost of an East Woods education. The Annual Fund is the single most important event to bridge that gap. Gifts to the Annual Fund are applied directly into the current year operating budget. Contributions to The Fund for East Woods helps East Woods deliver its mission and provide the East Woods experience to every student, each and every year.

Why is The Fund for East Woods important?

Every student benefits directly from the generosity of our Annual Giving contributions. It’s your opportunity to help bridge the gap between the actual cost of an East Woods education and tuition. Annual Giving allows East Woods to enhance our classrooms with innovative and interactive learning tools, support faculty salaries and professional development opportunities, increase resources for financial aid, and enrich the curriculum provided to our students.

Why is participation so important?

Each year we ask all members of our community to make a gift to The Fund for East Woods. Through Annual Giving, all alumni, parents, grandparents and friends can express their philanthropic commitment to East Woods, and make a gift that is personally meaningful. Every gift, regardless of size, is important because it is a gift of participation, which signals the loyalty and support of our community. Every member of our community is invited to make an investment in the lives of our students and faculty.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes, East Woods School is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, so your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

What is the goal?

We strive for 100% participation among our current families and as well as our staff by June 30th, each year.

Giving Levels

1946 Society: $25,000 and above
Founders Society: $15,000 to $24,999
East Woods Circle: $10,000 to $14,999
Head of School Society: $5,000 to $9,999
Shield Society: $2,500 to $4,999
Green & White Team: $1,000 to $2,499
Spartans Society: $500 to $999
Century Circle: Up to $499

Parent
Participation

Goal: 100% current parent participation

Participation Goal (%)100%
Participation Current (%)53%
As of Date:4/30/2017
Raised to Date:$382,532.41
Start Date:7/1/2016
End Date:6/30/2017




Faculty & Staff Participation

Goal: 100% current faculty & staff participation

Participation Goal (%)100%
Participation Current (%)100%
As of Date:2/14/2017
Start Date:7/1/2016
End Date:6/30/2017





The 2016-2017 Fund for East Woods Committee

Co-Presidents, Board of Trustees
Dana Bratti
Kristin Dennehy
Head of School
Laura Kang
Parent Committee
Kimberly & Jonathan Leonard

Chairs
Ora & Alan Kriegstein
Upper School
Tara & John Lanza
Lower School
Caroline & Tim Mullen
Early Childhood

Alumni Committee
Robin Gimbel Senior ’68
Chair

Virginia Storrs Akabane ’61
P. Foerd Ames ’72
Wendy Wardell Chamberlin ’57
Andrew K. Ferrer ’95
John A Garver ’58
Alexandra Miller Howard ’63
Gwendolyn deClairville Kemper ’54
Ian A. McCurdy ’63
Campbell McNicol ’06
Christena Luce McNicol ’71
Tailer Senior Mora ’94
Elizabeth Parkinson ’70
Courtney Hurley Pierson ’84
Fern Senior ’97
Heather Senior Monroe ’96
Seanna Senior ’03
Charles W.B. Wardell, IV ’94

Faculty Chairs
Jeanne Lore
Upper School
Christina Maass
Lower School
Susan Stevenson
Early Childhood