Thank you for your interest in supporting Windward. The Windward School, like all independent schools, depends on the generosity of our community to sustain and advance the mission of the school. Windward has a long history of philanthropic support which continues to grow. The Annual Fund supports the School’s operating budget. Capital fundraising efforts have purchased the original building at 13 Windward Avenue, purchased and renovated the Middle School at 40 West Red Oak Lane, and will fund the construction of Windward Manhattan on 93rd Street through the Windward 2020: Share the Vision Campaign.
Windward’s fundraising initiatives consist of four ongoing, but separate programs:
- The Annual Fund includes support from trustees, parents, grandparent, alumni and alumni parents, faculty and staff and friends of Windward annually. The program provides essential unrestricted funds for the operating budget that enhance the delivery of Windward’s proven teaching methodology. Annual giving also supports a healthy financial aid program, making a Windward education available to students from a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds.
- The Windward 2020: Share the Vision Campaign began in 2011 to raise funds for the newly constructed Judith C. Hochman Building, which is home to Windward Teacher Training Institute. The Campaign is also raising funds for the design, purchase and construction of Windward Manhattan, scheduled to open in September 2016.
- Endowed Funds are created and funded by donors with specific restrictions such as financial aid, teacher training or general support for the school.
- Special Events are part of Windward’s calendar including two major fundraising efforts. The bi-annual benefit gala takes place every other spring and includes dinner and silent and live auctions. Windward Classic is the annual golf and tennis outing, the proceeds of which support Windward Teacher Training Institute.
If you are interested in learning more about supporting Windward or would like to make a gift, please contact James Buggy, Director of Development, at (914) 949-6968 ext. 2280.