Make a gift every year, make a difference every day!
The Annual Fund benefits everyone at WSD, every day. Each year we invite our school community of parents, teachers, staff, grandparents, and friends to contribute to WSD’s Annual Fund. Whether you give $5 or $5,000, your support helps to achieve our goal of 100% participation.
What is Annual Fund?
Consisting of gifts and donations, the Annual Fund is the heart of WSD’s philanthropic community, supporting the operating budget of each school year.
Why an Annual Fund?
As in most public charter schools, government funding covers only about 80% of operating costs. The Annual Fund and other fundraisers help cover the remaining 20%.
A gift to the Annual Fund supports the people and programs that make WSD so special — an expansive academic program, innovative curriculum, master teachers and specialists, student supports, digital learning and literacy, character education, and exceptional offerings in music, art, PE, and the outdoor experience — all reflecting the best research and proven practices in education.
Who Can Participate?
Parents, grandparents, board members, faculty, staff, corporations, friends, alumni and alumni parents have all helped to establish a tradition of giving at WSD. Participation from our families is an important measuring stick used by corporations and foundations in awarding funding. When the Annual Fund reflects a high percentage of participating families, our chances of receiving funding from additional sources increase.
How Much Should I give?
WSD welcomes all gifts to the annual fund. Each year WSD relies on participation from supporters at all giving levels.
- Summit Circle $10,000 and more
- Gold $5000 to $9999
- Silver $3000 to $4999
- Bronze $1000 to $2999
- Friend $500 to $999
Gifts to the Annual Fund are tax deductible.
Ways to Give
CASH GIFTS — Donations may be made:
- by Cash at the Front Office
- by Check at the Front Office, or by mail to Weilenmann School of Discovery, 4199 Kilby
Road, Park City, UT 84098
- by Charge at the Front Office, by phone to 435.575.5411, or Donate Online.
Gifts to the Annual Fund may be pledged in installment payments, arranged with the Front Office.
GIFTS IN KIND — Gifts of goods and services are always welcome and may be given for general use or earmarked for special programs.
ANNUAL FUNDRAISERS — Participation in our annual Fall “Time Bash” dinner and auction fundraiser, and/or Spring Arts Festival Fundraiser, contributes to our Annual Fund and ensures the continuation of our programs from year to year.
MATCHING GIFTS — As part of employee benefits, many corporations match their staff’s charitable contributions. Employer matching gifts might allow you to double or triple your gift to WSD.
GIFTS OF STOCK — Many donors realize a significant tax advantage when giving a gift of long-term appreciated assets, such as publicly traded stocks, securities, or mutual funds.
BUSINESS SPONSORSHIPS — WSD acknowledges business sponsors and their logos in various public formats.