Guide to Giving

Like most independent schools, Woodland depends on the generosity of current families, grandparents, alumni, employees, and corporate matching to balance our operating budget and fund key initiatives. Together, contributions of all sizes support academic excellence today and sustain the long-term financial health of the school.

August 31, 2023

Woodland honors donors with cumulative giving of $5,000+ at our annual Donor Appreciation Reception. Held on campus, this cocktail hour gathering highlights the impact of philanthropic giving for our leadership donors.

October - December 2023

Each Fall, our full community is invited to support the Annual Fund, which finances 8% of the operating budget and closes the gap between tuition and the full cost of a Woodland education for every student.

September 19, 2023

All parents are invited to this annual meeting that introduces the Board of Trustees, highlights key accomplishments, presents the school’s financial position, and launches our first fundraising campaign of the year: The Annual Fund.

May 4, 2024

In Spring, the Gala & Auction brings our community together to celebrate and to raise funds for key initiatives that go beyond what the Annual Fund makes possible. Each year, school leadership and the Board of Trustees identify the specific priority that Gala & Auction proceeds will support.


Questions about giving at Woodland? Please contact Erin Stevenson, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, or 650.285.5226.

You can make your tax-deductible gift by check, credit card, wire or ACH transfer, stock or securities. If you’re eligible for corporate matching, the impact of your gift can be doubled or even tripled when you can give through your employer website or directly to Woodland and submit documentation as instructed by your company’s match program. Each year, Woodland receives nearly $150,000 through corporate matching programs.

Corporate matching funds play a vital role in achieving our fundraising goals. All families are encouraged to contact their employers to inquire about matching programs.