Thank you to everyone who has made a donation or a pledge to donate to the WISH Community Association's Annual Giving Campaign to support our WISH schools! We've had a tremendous show of support from our families during these first four weeks! Overall family participation has surpassed the halfway mark with a current tally of 55.46%. Read on to learn how essential every donation is to our mission here at WISH and help us reach 100% participation.
Annual Giving Campaign FAQs:
What is the suggested donation amount and why?
The WCA is requesting a donation amount of $1,500 per student to cover the gap between the actual WISH expenses per student and the amount provided to the school by state and district funds. This is the amount of fundraising needed over the course of the school year, in order to pay for staffing and the enrichment that sets WISH apart from most public schools Our goal is 100% participation from all WISH families, in order to show outside funding sources that we are committed to the WISH model of education. Any amount that you can give puts us closer to 100% and is greatly appreciated.
Where do the funds go? What does Annual Giving Support?
WISH continues to maintain small class sizes as one of its key tenets and your contribution helps to support that effort. In addition, it funds the enrichment which WISH considers a vital part of the whole scholar approach to education - things like weekly Technology Instruction and Equipment, Art, Music, Choir, Strings, PE, Sports Conditioning, Yoga, Library, Garden, and so much more! State and district funds alone are not enough to cover these expenses and we rely on additional fundraising, outside grants, and donations to cover the funding gap.
Is my donation tax-deductible? What about employer matching donations?
Of course! WISH is a 501(c)3 (Tax ID number 36-4632876), and thank you letters that can be used as your tax receipt will be provided at the completion of the campaign. Many companies will match your donation, just contact Jennie Brook in the WISH office for any paperwork your employer needs to initiate the match.
Okay, you've convinced me. How do I donate?
Go to www.supportWISH.org, where you can choose to make a one-time donation of any amount or set up a monthly recurring donation through PayPal. Or, you can drop off a check or a pledge to donate at the WISH office. We thank you for your support and contribution to maximizing every child's potential in an atmosphere of caring and belonging!