2017-18 Annual Fund & How to Give

Woodland School Annual Fund

Why Give to the Annual Fund?

By design, tuition does not cover the complete cost of a Woodland education. Gifts to the Annual Fund bridge the gap between tuition income and the yearly operational costs of running the school. Unlike tuition, Annual Fund donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

This year, the gap between tuition and the full cost of a Woodland School education averages $1,600 per child. Participation in the Annual Fund is key to the success of our efforts to raise $500,000 by December 31, 2017.

Every Annual Fund gift – from $25 to $50,000 – is greatly appreciated and has immediate impact on the quality education we provide for our students

About This Year's Annual Fund

This year's Annual Fund is dedicated to Faculty Recruitment and Retention. All funds raised will go to ensure that Woodland continues to find and keep talented, caring, and compassionate faculty like those we already have. Your contributions help us invest in our most highly-regard asset, our teachers.

Woodland School teacher

Every year we look to the Woodland community- parents, faculty, staff, Board, grandparents and alumni – to invest in our mission and to "joyously make a difference” by supporting the Annual Fund.

How to Make Your Gift

You can make your tax-deductible gift by check, credit card, stock or securities.

Give Online

Give by Phone

You can make a payment over the phone by credit card if you call the Advancement Office at (650) 285.5226.

Give By Mail

Please make your check payable to “Woodland School” and mail to:

Woodland School Advancement Office
360 La Cuesta Drive
Portola Valley, CA 94025

Securities Gifts

Giving appreciated stock can be more beneficial than giving cash; you receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, and you may not be required to pay capital gains tax. To make a stock gift, please instruct your broker to transfer your gift as follows:

Charles Schwab & Company for the benefit of Woodland School, Account #1898-1906, DTC Clearing 0164, Code 40.

After you have transferred your stock, please email the Advancement Office at advancement@woodland-school.org with the name of the stock, the number of shares and when to expect the transfer.

Annual Fund Infographic

Matching Gifts

Many businesses and companies such as Adobe, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Wells Fargo match charitable contributions made by their employees. The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled.

Please check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company offers this program or contact Woodland’s Advancement Office, and we will assist you with the process.

Woodland's Tax ID


Giving Circles

In accordance with best practices for fundraising for independent schools, we will continue listing donors by Giving Circles in the Annual Report.

The Giving Circles are as follows:

Founders Circle
$20,000 and above

Leadership Circle
$10,000 and above

Woodland Circle
$5,000 - $9,999

Wildcat Circle
$2,500 - $4,999

Partnership Circle
$1,000 to $2,499

Community Circle
$1 - $999

Donors of $1,600 or more will be invited to a Board-hosted recognition event in September 2017.

Donors of $2,500 or more will be invited to a VIP Reception held an hour prior to the auction on May 6, 2017