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The WNS Annual Fund is WNS’s most vital fundraiser each year and is essential to the school’s sustainability and success. WNS is a 501c3 non-profit organization and by design must fund a portion of our operating budget through voluntary giving, making our annual fundraising a critical part of our budgetary planning. This is no ordinary year, and this is no ordinary Annual Fund. Typically, gifts to the WNS Annual Fund bridge the gap between what tuition covers and the actual cost of a WNS education. It supports the school’s greatest and this year’s fund will also cover the unforeseen but necessary costs related to the pandemic.
We ask that all families help us close the gap by considering a gift of $2,700 per child. We recognize that in our socioeconomically diverse community gifts will range from $25 to $2,500 to $25,000 or more. Every gift from every family is valued and makes an impact. We are deeply appreciative of families who are able and willing to give over the gap and join our Leadership Circle which begins at $5,000. Every family’s participation in the WNS Annual Fund is vital!
All WNS Annual Fund donation dollars are used in the current school year. By launching the fund at the beginning of the year, we can better anticipate the dollars raised and utilize the funds immediately. We ask all families to pledge early and by the deadline of December 16. Pledge payments can be made and completed by June 30, at the end of the fiscal year.
As you saw in our Philanthropy Report, support for WNS comes in many forms! Our giving levels are determined by all cash donations to WNS within the fiscal year. These donations include support to the WNS Annual Fund, the Raise the Paddle (from our Gala) and other various initiatives during the year.
1) The school uses the dollars in THIS current school year and allocates them to the areas of greatest needs as part of the year’s operating budget. The dollars go directly to the faculty and students. 2) WNS begins to apply for foundations in the new year and these foundations gauge their support based on our community involvement and participation. This means our parent partnership in this initiative is a multiplier and so important!
You can create deferred or monthly payments between the kickoff date in the fall through June 30. All we ask is that you make your initial pledge by the end of the campaign on December 16. This is because the school uses these funds for THIS current school year so pledging early helps us allocate to the areas of greatest need for the year. If you have any questions about your pledge, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.