Recognition & Giving Circles
Giving Circles are a way to recognize your generosity and to provide a sense of community. The following are Westridge's Annual Fund Giving Circles (benefits are cumulative, and all donors are recognized in the school's Annual Report):
|IVY & THE LAMP: $1,913-$2,999
With a donation that recognizes the year of our founding, donors receive an invitation for two to our annual donor recognition event.
|HERRICK CIRCLE: $3,000-$4,999
Donors receive a special thank you memento.
|SURGERE CIRCLE: $5,000-$9,999
Named for our motto "we strive to rise," donors are invited to a VIP reception before the annual recognition event, along with other special opportunities.
|RANNEY CIRCLE: $10,000-$24,999
Named in honor of our founder, donors are invited to a special annual gathering with the head of school and other Westridge philanthropic leaders.
|HEAD OF SCHOOL CIRCLE: $25,000-$49,999
Recognizing leadership in giving, donors are also invited to a private briefing at their convenience with the head of school and chair of the Board of Trustees.
|CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE: $50,000 and above
Donors receive all of the above.
Our Annual Report is a celebration of our community, and the unique role that Westridge has played in the lives of thousands of young women who have found their voice at Westridge and gone on to make their marks on the greater world. The generous support of our alumnae, current and past Westridge families, faculty and staff, and friends, ensures the financial viability of our school and our vision for the next century of leadership and excellence in girls' education.
The Westridge Endowment includes numerous named endowment funds, many of which are established to honor family members and friends.
A minimum $100,000 gift is required to start a named endowment fund. Smaller gifts are welcomed and will be added to an appropriately previously established endowment fund such as general, program, faculty, or financial aid endowment .
If you are interested in establishing an endowment fund or contributing to an existing fund, please contact the Advancement Office at 626.799.1053, ext. 257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the early 1970s, Westridge gave me permission to be smart, talented, and the boss of my own destiny, without apologizing.
— Karen Huante-Alexander, class of 1979