The distinctive qualities that a Christian, private school education provides require a combination of tuition and charitable donations. The Annual Fund serves to invest in people, strengthen programs, and enhance places on our campuses. Your Annual Fund gift is fully tax-deductible, while a tuition payment is not. Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund give the school the greatest flexibility and are our number one priority.
Every year, the school strives for a high level of participation from the School Board, faculty, staff, current families, alumni, alumni families, grandparents and friends of the school. Our fiscal year runs July 1 to June 30 and every parent is encouraged to participate every year.
Every family is asked to support the Annual Fund. Our goal is 100% participation. This symbolizes a collective investment in the school’s excellence and also increases opportunities for funding through grants.
Every gift, regardless of the amount, enhances the WA experience and is an investment in the mission of our school. Each fall, The PawPrint recognizes all of our donors’ contributions by giving level from the prior fiscal year.
Participation at any level demonstrates a commitment of financial support and encourages others to support our mission. Gifts of very different sizes may be equal in generosity.
As a 501C(3) non-profit organization, all gifts to Westminster Academy are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Our operating budget is based on a fiscal year beginning July 1 through June 30. All donors will be recognized by giving levels in our annual report, the PawPrint. If you wish to remain anonymous, please note your desire when making your donation.
The level of giving is a personal decision for each family. All those who give a gift of $2,000 or more are considered Headmaster’s Council Members and receive free admission to home athletic events, as well as two tickets for the auction and the school play.
NEW! Roaring Fans give $25 or more per month. You can easily set up a recurring gift online at wa.edu/donate. Your donation makes a difference as we can count on the consistency of your monthly support.