The Wildwood Fund
The Wildwood Fund supports the people and programs that make Wildwood School distinctive and help pay for crucial expenses that impact students in the current school year. These gifts are necessary because they help make up the difference of expenses that tuition doesn’t cover, an amount equivalent to as much as 10 percent of the school’s budget. Additionally, annual gifts to the Wildwood Fund provide Flexible Tuition support for bright, deserving students and ensure that our school community truly reflects our multicultural city. Ultimately, your commitment to our annual giving program helps Wildwood sustain a school environment in which each child is known well.
This year, the impact of the Wildwood Fund is more important than as ever. Students and faculty are adapting—connecting and learning in new ways, thanks to the strength, flexibility, and cooperation of Wildwood families and countless hours of preparation and planning by Wildwood faculty and administrators. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve successfully pivoted to distributed learning, dramatically expanding the use of technology for our teachers and students. All of this is made possible because of our community’s strong support for the Wildwood Fund.
As we continue to operate in a distributed learning model at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, making a tax-deductible gift to the Wildwood Fund is the single most important way you can support Wildwood during this time.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has introduced new opportunities for charitable contributions to nonprofit institutions, including Wildwood School. The CARES Act allows donors who itemize deductions to deduct 100 percent of cash charitable gifts in 2020 (up to the full amount of your 2020 adjusted gross income). For individuals who take the standard deduction (rather than itemizing), the bill makes a new deduction available, as well; up to $300 in annual charitable contributions (cash or stock) may be directly subtracted from your gross income.