Annual Fund gifts bridge the gap between tuition and the true cost of providing each student the extraordinary opportunities of a Wilson education. Each academic year, the school relies on gifts to the Annual Fund to provide special resources for students and faculty to distinguish our school. These gifts allow us to provide the many enhancements that enrich each child’s educational experience at Wilson.
Gifts to the Annual Fund are a direct investment in the education of every Wilson student. Because dollars from Annual Giving are flexible and immediately available, your generosity can be put to good use right now, addressing real needs and having real impact.
The Excellence Fund
In conjunction with the Annual Fund, the Excellence Fund is an integral component of Wilson’s Annual Giving. In 2006, Hal and Catherine Faught pledged a $2 million endowment to The Wilson School – the largest single gift to an elementary school academic program ever given in Missouri history.
Through this generous donation, Wilson created the Excellence Program, which is funded through a dollar-for-dollar matching gift. All donations to the Excellence Fund are restricted to the direct support of the Excellence Program during the current academic year.
Learn more about the Excellence Program.
All donors who give $1,750 or above to Annual Giving (includes Annual Fund and Excellence Fund) are Thistle Society Sponsors and receive special recognition at The Thistle Society Dinner each fall and in the Annual Report. Those who give at this level are considered leaders within Wilson’s philanthropic culture.
Thank you for considering The Wilson School as a beneficiary of your gift. The Wilson School is a tax-exempt institution under Section 501(c)(3) of Internal Revenue Code. We are organized and operate exclusively for educational purposes. Gifts to Wilson qualify for the highest income deduction permitted under Federal and Missouri law.
For more information, contact Rachel Bartels, Director of Finance at (314) 725-4999.