Support Westside School


Furthering Our Mission

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Westside School depends on fundraising to supplement tuition income. These initiatives, set forth by the Board of Trustees and the Development Committee, provide critical support of the school's annual operating budget, capital expenditures, and endowment. Independent schools use fundraising as a means to maintain attainable tuition fees, achieve strategic goals, and build community. There are many ways that Westside School seeks support:

The Westside School Fund

Gifts from families, friends, and alumni make up the difference between tuition income and the cost of educating our students. These unrestricted contributions give the school the ability to use the funds where they are needed the most - the academic program, faculty and staff salaries and benefits, Tuition Assistance, arts and athletics, facilities, and beyond. The goal of The Westside School Fund is 100% participation from parents, faculty and staff, and Board members. Fundraising for The Westside School Fund happens each fall beginning in October. All pledges are due before Thanksgiving and payments may be made until the end of the school year.

Spirit Auction

The Spirit Auction is our school's largest event. Every other spring, the event brings Westside parents together to celebrate and raise funds to support the school. Auction items are procured from parents, local businesses, and other friends of Westside. All proceeds support the school's operating budget, Tuition Assistance, and a Fund-a-Wish project. Over 300 guests attend this fun evening which features online, silent, and live auctions.

Resources, Time, and Expertise

The Advancement Office of Westside School is here to support all your efforts to contribute. Giving comes in many forms and Westside School greatly appreciates gifts of all sizes. Volunteerism is also integral to our success at Westside School.

Consider financial gifts with:

·         Cash and pledges

·         Appreciated Securities

·         Credit Card and Online at our website 

·         Corporate Matching Gifts

All gifts to Westside School are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.



Ted Kalmus, Interim Head of School

Phone: 206.932.2511


Jessica E. Butler, Communication Coordinator

Phone: 206.932.2511


Shoshannah Hoffman, Director of Development 

Phone: 206.932.2511 x 1135


Ted Holmes, Director of Enrollment Management

Phone: 206.932-2511 x 1132


Caitlin Jarvis, Advancement Assistant

Phone: 206.932.2511


Westside School Volunteer Guide 2016 - 2017 -.pdf1.61 MB