Ways to Give
Tuition alone does not cover the cost of providing an independent school education. Additional funding from voluntary donations, grants, and fundraising events is crucial to the success of all independent schools. Wesley's development program concentrates on three main fundraisers. Funds raised through these efforts are crucial to the school's financial health and continued success. Each of these fundraisers directly benefits the day-to-day experience of every student at Wesley.
We value our school's down to earth environment. In nurturing this atmosphere we rely on the principle of proportionate giving. We expect all of our families to join together and support each of these programs to the best of their abilities to ensure the continued enhancement of The Wesley School. By coming together to support our school we strengthen our community ties.
Annual Giving Campaign is The Wesley School's single most important fundraiser. Last year's Annual Giving Campaign raised over $300,000 to benefit our students. Monetary gifts and pledges are solicited in the fall. The average family gift this year was approximately $1,200. This means that many donations are significantly greater than $1,200, and some are less. Each family contributes to the best of their ability and every gift has an immediate impact on daily life at Wesley. Annual giving provides the School the flexibility to take advantage of opportunities as they arise throughout the school year. Your gift benefits every student at Wesley and strengthens all aspects of school life, including educational programs, faculty compensation, faculty professional development, the arts, technology, and financial assistance. In short, your annual gift benefits our school every day. Please don't hesitate, make your contribution today! Contact the Development Office for more information.
Make a gift to Annual Giving.
The Wesley Gala Dinner Dance and Silent Auction
The Wesley School's biennial Gala celebration is our largest annual social event and one of the biggest school fundraisers of the year. We invite all current parents, alumni parents, school founders, and friends in our community for dinner, entertainment, and dancing, along with a Live and Silent Auction. This is a community celebration and critical source of income for our school. In addition to attending this evening, families solicit and donate auction items, such as restaurant gift certificates, tickets to concerts and sporting events, vacation homes, and much more.
Please download our auction donation form and help us to make each of Wesley's Galas a true success: Auction Donation Form
Wesley’s current Phase One Capital Campaign funds the construction of our new Arts and Administration building, along with key renovation and repurposing of existing spaces on campus. This essential construction supports the modest expansion of our community. Highlights of the new construction include the Multi Media Art Studio, expanded Resource Center, two spacious middle school classrooms, a Community Conference Room, Faculty Lounge, and the Collaborative Work Center. We have raised $2.9 million of the $4.1 million goal to date. Significant gifts to date include full participation from the Board of Trustees and a large number of gifts from alumni families. We hope that all our Wesley community continues to come together to take pride in our new building and help fund the remainder of our construction expenses. Completion of Phase One will enable Wesley to move into exciting new phases of campus enhancement. Contact the Development Office for more information.
One way to support our Phase One Capital Campaign for the Arts and Administration Building is to purchase an engraved brick to pave the new main entrance pathway to our campus. For a donation of $1,000, you may engrave a brick with your name, your child’s name or family name. The Brick Campaign is a wonderful way for supporters in our Wesley community to leave a mark for generations to come. Contact the Development Office for more information.
$hop Wesley Kids
Love to shop or loathe to shop, you can feel GREAT about it by participating in our $hop Wesley Kids programs. $WK raises money for our school without you having to spend an extra dime. If you shop at Amazon, Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions, Target, Bloomingdales, Whole Foods, Best Buy, the Apple Store, and 100s of other retailers, you can earn up to 17% of your purchases for Wesley! It's not too good to be true. Here are a few small things you can do to make a BIG difference.
Any time you shop at Amazon, simply log on via this link.
When you log on to Amazon's home page via this link, Wesley earns up to 10% of every purchase you make. Please bookmark the link in your internet browser and make it the first thing you click each time you shop at Amazon. Logging on to Amazon via the link will in no way affect your personal Amazon account - this isn't the Amazon log in. The only difference is, instead of typing amazon.com, you enter via our personal Wesley link to get to the Amazon home page.
$WK Gift Cards
Order gift cards from 100s of different retailers and a percentage of your purchase will come to Wesley. All you do is log on to www.Shopwithscrip.com and click on Family Sign Up. Follow the directions and enter our Wesley enrollment code: 1DA82E3434238. For detailed instructions on how to order these cards, click this link.
Ralphs, Vons, and Pavilions
We are going to make this as easy as possible for you. If you have a RALPHS, VONS or PAVILIONS card, simply fill out this form and we will get the cards linked to our school. If you do not have a card, fill out the form and we'll order a Wesley linked card for you. As you check out at these stores, scan your card and a percentage of every purchase will come to Wesley! With these cards, you must confirm Wesley as your designee on a yearly basis - so, even if you've done this before, it's time to do it again. Return the forms to either your child's teacher or Lindsey Drasin.
By using Target REDcards (Target Credit Card, Target Debit Card, Target Visa Credit Card) Wesley will earn 1% on all purchases you make at Target and 1/2% when you use the REDcard everywhere else Visa credit cards are accepted. If you have a REDcard, click here and designate Wesley to receive credit for your purchases. If you don't have a REDcard, apply at any Target store or online by clicking here.
Join fellow Wesley families at California Pizza Kitchen, Studio City, on the second Wednesday of every month. Whether you dine in or take out, bring in this flier, present it to your server, and 20% of your check will be donated to our organization. Enjoy a flavorful fundraising event to support our school!