oh the things you can do

Kendrick and Carson Anderson
MC and Allain Andry
Patty and Fred Armstrong
Vicky and Al Arrington
Kim Atkins
Melody and Tom Augustin
Kate and Bill Barnett
Jean and Roger Barr
Jodee and Rob Berini
Nancy Bondurant and Mario Belloni
Susan Boaz
Sawyer Bowman '11
Sydney Bowman '14
Anne and Brad Bromstead
Vallee and Jeff Bubak
Kim Ball and Mark Buechler
Michael and Kellie Campbell
Andrea and Mark Carol
Sara and Kyle Cerminara
Dawn and John Chuprevich
Matina and Frank Clemente
Jean and John Cunningham
Karen Martin and Lou Dalessandro
Ryan DeHaas
Cathy and Scott Denham
Melissa and Matthew Dionne
Callie and Jeff Donnelly
Molly and Nathan Elton
Patricia and James Faccone
Diane and Paul Fagan
Mary Kim and Jim Folds
Glenda and Tommy Freeze
Shelia and Bryan Freeze
Howard Freidin
Aline and Art Gaines
Ruth and Frank Gantz
Christine and Chris Gartner
Nyasha Grennan
Suzanne and Rob Grzeszczak
Jamie and Ryan Gunby
Erika and Doug Guy
Colleen and Hampton Hager
Julie and John Harris
Hahna and James Hayden
Beth and Tim Helfrich
Marlene and Marvin Hendler
Jennifer and David Holden
Tracy Hoskins
Miriam and Ray Jacobson
Christi Johnson
Beth and David Johnston
Shelley and Jerod Jones
Holly and Bogdan Kaczmarczyk
Donna and Stephen Kislow
Amy and Chris Klett
Christi and Doug Klein
Cynthia and Ted Kratt
Sara and David Kratt
Cindy and Richard Lazes
Judy and Bob Lebda
Debbie and Sam Lolla
Kim Lysne
Heather and Thom McElroy
Angela and Robert McKenzie
Chris and Matt Micolucci
Lynn and Malcolm Murray
Pam Murray
Charlotte and Jay Neal
Wesley Neal '19
William Neal '14
Barbara and Rich Neidinger
Rajal Patel
Tori Rinker '12
Regan and Tom Ristich
Beth Robinson
Sandi Rosen
Jackie Royce
Karen and Patrick Schneider
Nancy and David Schultz
JP Shaw '14
Pat and Brian Shaw
Thrace and Bob Shirley
Bryan Stutzman
Christine and Brian Tolleson
Michele and Carl Trovato
Chris Van Amburgh
Katie and Kyle Verlin
Kris and Michael Viruso
Kary and Rush Watson
Sayre Weir '11
Janet Werner
Anne and Trey Wills
Ann Woodall
Martha and John Woodall
Chris and Joseph Zammit
Christen Zammit '14
Heather and Scott Zucker

...and corporations:
Harris Teeter Together in Education
Mount Olive Pickle Company
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
St. John Photography
Target Take Charge of Education
Wells Fargo

We’re overwhelmed by this great start. One thing’s for sure: you all have big hearts!

Simply amazing. Thanks to your support, the Woodlawn Annual Fund reached more than half its goal in just one month! With gifts from parents, alumni parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff – and a current student! – our total stands at more than $88,000. We are incredibly grateful for everyone who has demonstrated their commitment to our students and teachers with a tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund.

As Dr. Shirley’s showed us in his “State of the School” presentation last week, Woodlawn School is achieving great things this year, building upon the school’s foundation of academic success. And that’s only the beginning; next year we’ll see additional students, new construction, and incredible energy generated by an inspired, growing community.

We invite you to be part of the excitement.

As you may know from other nonprofits you support, program fees – in Woodlawn’s case, tuition – cover only part of annual expenses. (We believe, for instance, that it’s important to offer “extra” programs beyond traditional academics -- such as experiential field trips and serving learning opportunities – that are outside of the scope of tuition.) The remainder is covered by additional income, primarily gifts from generous donors like you.

Your participation in the Woodlawn Annual Fund, with a gift of any amount prior to June 30, shows others that you care about excellence in teaching, an encouraging campus environment, high standards of personal integrity, and most important: a place where students love to learn.

Please join us in supporting our students and teachers!

Meet our Leadership Team.

"We give to the Woodlawn Annual Fund because we are so appreciative of the positive influence the school has had on our lives. Our gift is our way of showing support for that influence and to help make the Woodlawn experience possible for some students that may not otherwise have access to it."
Jay & Charlotte Neal
Parents of William '14, Rachel '17, & Wesley '19

“We donate to the Annual Fund because we whole-heartedly believe in the Woodlawn School mission. Our contribution, along with many others, provides the additional opportunities necessary for the development of lifelong learners.“
Kellie & Michael Campbell
Parents of Megan ’26 & Will ’31

follow our journey

Have a question?
Please contact Karen Martin, Director of Advancement.

Woodlawn Annual Fund - Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Woodlawn Annual Fund?
The Woodlawn Annual Fund is a significant source of current-use unrestricted funding that allows Woodlawn School to provide extra opportunities for our students. Your support goes toward academics, athletics, community service learning, and financial aid so even more talented students can become part of the Woodlawn community.

Why is it important for me to contribute?
As you may know from other nonprofits you support, program fees – in Woodlawn’s case, tuition – cover only part of annual expenses. (We believe, for instance, that it’s important to offer “extra” programs beyond traditional academics -- such as experiential field trips and serving learning opportunities – that are outside of the scope of tuition.) The remainder is covered by additional income, primarily gifts from generous donors like you, and our students benefit greatly.

Why doesn’t Woodlawn just raise tuition?
While tuition is adjusted slightly each year to address expenses necessary for day-to-day operations, we believe it’s important that a Woodlawn education remain affordable and accessible to the talented students who are admitted. We are grateful for the friends and families whose gifts create additional opportunities beyond the classroom.

How does an annual fund differ from a capital campaign? Can I contribute to Woodlawn’s expansion plans?
Annual Fund dollars provide unrestricted funding for annual operations, and capital gifts are restricted toward a specific building project, such as the upcoming campus expansion. Please contact Karen Martin if you’d like more information about making a capital gift in addition to your Annual Fund contribution.

How is the money from an annual fund allocated?
Annual fund dollars are unrestricted, which provides Woodlawn the flexibility to apply them where needed most as needs arise during the year: additional classroom equipment and repairs, for instance, or travel to post-season athletic competition, scholarship dollars for incoming students, emerging community service opportunities, and so forth.

Is my gift tax deductible?
Absolutely! Woodlawn School is designated as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. Our Form 990 tax returns are public record and can be found here.

Can my employer match my gift?
Yes! Many employers offer Employee Matching Gifts as a way to share the company’s generosity with the community. Once you make your gift, please contact your Human Resources Office to start the Matching Gift request process.

How can I make a gift to the Woodlawn Annual Fund?
Families typically choose to make outright gifts, to pledge a certain amount per month, or to make gifts of appreciated stock. Click here for some options. No matter how you donate, we are grateful for your support!

What is the timeline and goal for the 2014-15 Woodlawn Annual Fund?
Our goal is to raise $125,000 by June 30, 2015, the end of our fiscal year – and we will do it, with your help!

For more information about the Woodlawn Annual Fund, please contact Karen Martin, Director of Advancement.

Woodlawn Annual Fund

The Woodlawn Annual Fund is a critical element of support at Woodlawn School that allows us to be flexible and responsive with regard to current year expenses. While tuition income is carefully budgeted to meet the anticipated needs of the upcoming year – teacher and staff salaries, classroom supplies, athletic competition, campus maintenance, financial aid, and so forth – it covers about 92.2% of our expenses. The remainder is covered by additional income, primarily gifts from generous donors like you who are committed to the Woodlawn experience.

Maybe you give in celebration of your student's success at Woodlawn. Maybe you give to show your support for the learning experiences your child has enjoyed here, or to help make Woodlawn affordable for other talented students. Or maybe you give so that Woodlawn can continue to look outward as we aim to serve an even larger student population in the future. No matter why you give, your generosity has a huge impact on our students, today and tomorrow. Thank you for supporting the Woodlawn Annual Fund.

But Wait, There’s More…

Your gift to the Woodlawn Annual Fund can help us attract support from outside organizations!
When we approach corporations, foundations and other friends of Woodlawn for gifts, they ask us about the voluntary support provided by Woodlawn’s own community before deciding how and whether to support our school. They want to know that our own families support our work. A high participation rate from Woodlawn’s community is critical to receiving external funding, so every gift makes a difference.

Your gift should be comfortable for you.
We ask only that our families and friends support Woodlawn’s academic excellence at a level that demonstrates their pride in being part of the Woodlawn community. The strength of the Woodlawn Annual Fund comes from collective giving: one donor’s gift of $100, together with another’s gift of $1,000, and still another’s of $10,000, has an incredible impact on the Woodlawn student experience. Gifts of all sizes will be appreciatively received, used to improve our learning environment, and acknowledged in our annual report.

The Woodlawn Annual Fund welcomes gifts between July 1 and June 30 of each academic year. For more information, contact Karen Martin, Director of Advancement, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 704.895.8653.

To make a gift, click here.