A $25 gift helps our teachers teach and our students learn by providing them with classroom tools and supplies: rulers for an architectural design elective with Rachel Aanestad ’94; microscopes for biology with Hannes Thum ’03; calculators for math with Connor Wade ’05; books for second grade students to read with Tricia St. George ’95; and sports equipment for P.E. with Erika Connelly ’03.
A $50 gift helps our Arts program purchase supplies like props, exciting costumes, and the play rights to productions like “Peter Pan, Jr.”, which the Middle School Masque presented to two sold-out crowds in April.
A $100 gift helps our cross-divisional Green Team implement environmental stewardship plans such as the installation of 54 solar panels on the roof of the gym and the multi-year restoration of the riparian zone along the banks of Trail Creek.
A $250 gift helps our sports teams continue the tradition of great Cutthroat athletics by providing student-athletes with updated training equipment, Cutthroat uniforms, travel funds for away games across Idaho, and items such as the new state-of-the-art scoreboards that now grace the walls of The Fishtank. Go, Cutthroats!
A $500 gift enables our Outdoor Program directors to purchase new outdoor equipment like avalanche beacons, tents, camp stoves, and rock climbing ropes to ensure our students have a formative, fun, and safe experience in the backcountry of the West.
A $1,000 gift ensures that our students continue to learn from the best — the Mike Wade, Pilar Lindahls, Bev McNeals, Nancy Parsons-Browns, Bob Brocks, Jim Cogans, Jimmy Woods, Bags Brokaws, Tom Johnsons, Paul Hartls, and Bob Doyles of today and tomorrow — by maintaining competitive faculty salaries and funding faculty enrichment opportunities.
A $2,500 gift ensures that any deserving student, whether they live in the Wood River Valley or on the other side of the globe, can benefit from a Community School education. This year, 162 students, or 41 percent of our student body, received some form of financial aid, including need-based aid, merit scholarships, and tuition remission. Keegan Whitelaw ’16, Richard’s son, was able to experience a Community School education since preschool thanks to tuition remission, and we know he’ll make us proud at Westminster next year!