Thank you for your interest in supporting Westfield Friends School.
Our school was founded on the philanthropy of Quakers over 226 years ago. The continuation of giving to Westfield Friends since then has helped us remain a unique community based Quaker school. Family, alumni and friends provide funding for both our long-term goals, which include expanding financial aid, increasing faculty compensation, building endowment and improving the campus.
There are many ways you can support Westfield Friends School, whether it’s a donation to our Annual Fund, a Gift-in-Kind or a planned gift to our endowment fund… all donations are important and help the school in so many ways! During the fall of 2014, we will be adding the ability to make an online donation, via our website, for those who would prefer a different method of donating to our school.
Westfield Friends School Annual Fund
Each year, Westfield parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends of the Westfield Friends community join in making tax-deductible gifts to the Westfield Friends School Annual Fund. The Annual Fund supports the school’s general operating budget, touching the lives of teachers and students at Westfield every day. In the past year, the Annual Fund has provided funds to support many school programs and scholarships.
Planned Giving—Legacy Gifts
Legacy gifts are just one way to show your commitment to Westfield’s future and mission. An outright bequest naming Westfield Friends School as a beneficiary in your will is one type of legacy gift, others include charitable gift annuities, life insurance policies, remainder trusts and additional kinds of deferred giving. Please consult with your financial advisor, tax consultant or attorney and let us know of your intentions to support Westfield through a planned gift.
In Memory or In Honor Gifts
You may designate your gift to honor a loved one’s birthday, anniversary, graduation, etc. or memorialize a family member or friend with a gift to Westfield Friends. Please let us know the name of the person and who should receive notification of your gift. These are gifts that can be used to build our endowment or designated to our general operating fund for many uses.
Matching Gifts from Employers
Some employers will match your donation to Westfield Friends School, please check with your Human Resources office.
Westfield Friends welcomes donations of goods and services that support the school. Please check with Peter Pearson to inquire about current needs that the school may have for In-Kind gifts.
Every year, the Parent Council hosts many events to help raise funds for the classrooms, such as flower sales, book fairs, SCRIPS card sales, and the much anticipated Pancake breakfast in May.
To learn more about how you can support Westfield Friends, please contact Debra Hojsak, Director of Advancement at 856-829-0895, ext. 17 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.