Ways to Give to School of the Woods

School of the Woods does not require and has never sought gifts as a condition of enrollment. We are grateful, however, for gifts from parents, alumni and others. Here are some ways to give to School of the Woods.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN: Direct contribution to Capital campaigns to build replacements for clasrooms – one-sum cash, extended pledge, stocks/bonds.

ACORN FUND: Gifts to the Acorn Fund, annual and year-round financial aid fund for need-based tuition support.


  • Direct contribution to a specific classroom or program;

  • Inkind gifts of goods to specific Lower School classrooms, the Middle School or High School;

  • Direct contributions/underwriting for Chili Cook-off and/or Spring Splash;

  • Support and participation in other varied fundraising activities, such as Gift Wrap sales and flower sales.

BIENNIAL GALA EVENT: Contributing through gala event ticket/table purchases and auction purchases.

STOCKS, BONDS, SECURITIES, MUTUAL FUNDS: Any appreciated financial instrument can be contributed.



  • Most of the above are suitable for corporate matching gifts, where such programs exist;

  • Certain corporations have programs to make grants to schools in support of volunteer hours expended by their employees or spouses.

  • Contributions in honor of an individual or in memory accomplish two goals.