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    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 Annual Giving 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.
    The Committee for The Fund for East Woods
    The 2016-2017 Fund for East Woods Committee
     
    President, Board of Trustees
    Brian Sweeney
     
    Head of School
    Matthew H. Bradley
     
    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
     
    The Fund for East Woods: Parent Participation
    The Fund for East Woods: Faculty and 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
    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

    Annual Report of Giving