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The Woods Academy

Where curiosity and confidence thrive.

Annual Fund

After a wildly successful 40th Anniversary school year, The Woods Academy is excited to build the legacy forward this year. This is contingent on our supporters or, owlvocates as we call them, people like you, continuing to transform our school through generous giving.

Owlvocate n: A person who gives significant time, talent, and treasure to transform the lives of Woods Academy students.

Owlvocates are all around us at The Woods including our cherished Faculty & Staff. They always give their time and talent to our children, but have once again given their treasure by reaching the 100% giving level for the 5th straight year. Let all of us strive to be the most generous owlvocates we can be too.

Giving to The Woods Academy Annual Fund affords you the rare opportunity to invest in the students of The Woods. This tax deductible investment is guaranteed to produce an exponentially positive return over a lifetime and is applied wherever the need is the greatest…

  • Exemplary academics bolstered through spiritual development & character education
  • Cutting-edge technology like 3D printers, Google Chromebooks, & iPads
  • Top choice high school placement

As The Woods proceeds with its 2016-2017 Giving Campaign, please consider making a gift today to The Woods Academy!

Questions? Please contact 301-365-3080.

Thank you so much for your support of our Woods Academy family!

Be an Owlvocate: Support The Woods

Annual Fund FAQs

What is the Annual Fund?

The Woods Academy affords all family members the rare opportunity to invest in the students of The Woods when you make a fully tax deductible gift to the Annual Fund. Our generous culture of philanthropy annually depends on significant and unrestricted Annual Fund contributions from trustees, parents, grandparents, parents of alumni, alumni, faculty and staff, corporations, foundations, and friends to elevate our incredible school from adequate to inspirational.

What is the giving goal?

The goal is to raise $300,000+ and have 100% of all parents make a significant gift.

What is the timeline?

In the fall each year, you will be asked to give but you can make a gift at any time. The Woods Academy's fiscal year runs from July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017. You can pledge now and make your gift later as long as it comes in before June 30, 2017. Many donors make a gift coinciding with calendar year-end to capture an annual tax benefit, use work bonuses to fund their gifts, and also enhance their giving by securing a matching gift from their employer (See more about this option on the Ways to Give page.).

How much should I give?

All families are asked to keep The Woods Academy in the top three of their philanthropic priorities while their children are students. We ask everyone to give to their utmost capability and we understand that individual financial situations vary. Participation is a vital indicator of the financial strength of The Woods Academy to prospective families and other donors.

Giving Levels

Head Philanthropists: $10,000+

  • Reserved Parking spot on campus for Woods events for one year
  • Invited to Board Chair's Fine Wine Tasting & Hors d'oeuvres on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 6:30 PM
  • Invited to 1975 Leaders Dinner on May 24, 2017 at Congressional Country Club
  • Recognized in Donor Report

Benefactors: $4,000-$9,999

  • Invited to Board Chair's Fine Wine Tasting & Hors d'oeuvres on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 6:30 PM
  • Invited to 1975 Leaders Dinner on May 24, 2017 at Congressional Country Club
  • Recognized in Donor Report

1975 Leaders: $1,975-$3,999

  • Invited to 1975 Leaders Dinner on May 24, 2017 at Congressional Country Club
  • Recognized in Donor Report

Patrons: $1,000-$1,974

  • Recognized in Donor Report

Friends: $1-$999

  • Recognized in Donor Report