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.

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

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.

The Fund for East Woods Participation

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

EWS Families

Goal: 100% current parent participation

Participation Goal (%) 100%
Participation Current (%) 60%
As of Date: 5/30/2023
Raised to Date: $348,793
Start Date: 7/1/2022
End Date: 6/30/20223


EWS Faculty and Staff

Goal: 100% current faculty & staff participation

Participation Goal (%) 100%
Participation Current (%) 100%
As of Date: 10/17/2022
Start Date: 7/1/2022
End Date: 6/30/2023