Willard Annual Fund

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    Willard Annual Fund Direct Giving

     The Willard Annual Fund ("WAF") was established in 2009/2010 in response to District budget cuts
    threatening to negatively impact Willard Elementary Programs, particularly our International
    Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. WAF provides a critical function by funding personnel and supporting
    programs which would not otherwise exist due to budget cuts.

    For the 2019-2020 school year our goal is to raise $60,000 to sustain these programs. A critical need
    for this year is to ensure funding for our extraordinary librarian next year, whose position was cut from
    the District budget. Willard Elementary has the highest book circulation rate of any Pasadena Unified
    School, because our children embrace storytelling and research as a critical component of learning.

    WAF also supports Willard’s Mandarin and science programs. Also, this year WAF is in charge of
    fundraising for 5th Graders Astrocamp.  This 3-day science field trip costs about $18,000 and is one
    the highlights of the Willard experience for our fifth graders.

    Throughout the year, we will have different fundraisers like Restaurant Nights, Original Works Art
    Fundraiser, Willard Fun Run, See's Candies Sales, and our Annual Spring Gala and Auction (Save
    the Date: Saturday May 2nd, 2020!).

    You can also send direct donations or participate in our "Recurring Donations Campaign",
    where you can sign online for automatic deductions from your credit card or checking account.
    All donations are tax deductible.

    There are three ways to donate:

    • Drop off your donation in the Willard School Main Office;
    • Donate by mail: 351 S. Hudson Avenue, Room 214, Pasadena, CA 91109 (Make check payable to PEF with Willard School on the memo line); or
    • Donate online (Please be sure to select Willard School).


    Thank you to all the families who support Willard and make our school an engaging learning
    environment for our children!

    Motivated by continued budget cuts in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012, the Willard community raised over
    $100,000 over this two year period and contributed countless volunteer hours at WAF fundraising
    events. In 2017-2018 we raised approximately $30,000 to support our mandarin, science and library
    Want to know more?
    Contact Alejandra Campos, Annual Fund Chair at willardannualfund@gmail.com

    Willard Annual Fund is a 501-C3 non-profit managed by Pasadena Education Foundation, Tax ID 23-714-9451.