Build Our Vision Capital Campaign

We have an incredible opportunity to move closer to our $4.4 million campaign goal.  WWS recently received an $80,000 challenge grant from the Sandy River Charitable Foundation. For every new capital campaign gift received (either an outright gift or pledged gift paid over multiple installments), the foundation will match every $2 with $1, increasing every new gift by 50%.  Help us meet the challenge today by contacting Caitlin MacKenzie, WWS Capital Campaign Director, at 301-229-6107, ext. 127, or by email at cmackenzie@washingtonwaldorf.org.

With the signing of a 30-year lease with Montgomery County for its Sangamore Road campus in June of 2012, we have an extraordinary opportunity, and clear obligation to make capital improvements to our building for the benefit of current and future generations of WWS students.

On November 9, 2013, the Washington Waldorf School publicly launched its $4.4 million BUILD OUR VISION campaign and announced that over $2.5 million had already been committed! The campaign plan calls for the full $4.4 million to be raised in cash and pledges by June 30, 2015, with pledges extending until December 31, 2017. If the $4.4 million goal is successfully met on schedule, construction on the Sangamore Road campus could begin in the summer of 2015 with the goal of being substantially completed by the time school starts in the fall of 2015.

The goals of the Build Our Vision capital campaign are focused on completing building improvements required by the terms of our 30-year lease:

  • Replace HVAC system
  • Install new insulated roof
  • Replace existing windows
  • Upgrade electrical systems
  • Upgrade lighting systems, fire safety systems and replace existing ceilings
  • Add a new entrance hallWWS Campaign Brocher

The $4.4 million campaign represents only the hard costs of construction, including contingencies. Soft costs for architects, engineers and legal work are being funded by the School’s building fund, which includes ancillary contributions received over many years.

The quality of volunteer spirit and determination, and the early gifts that have helped us reach over $3.7 million in pledged gifts to date, strongly suggest that WWS is ready for this challenge. However, our school can only accomplish this endeavor with the help and participation of all of our extended community members – including alumni, parents of alumni, friends, and extended families.

The Capital Campaign Co-Chairs and Development Committee extend their heartfelt appreciation and thanks to all who have already contributed to the campaign, as well as to those who are about to join this important initiative. Your support of this endeavor benefits our school and future generations of WWS students.

Build Our Vision Donors (as of September 30, 2014):

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Natalie and John Adams
Stephen Adelmann and Lynn Wenning-Adelmann
Ali Alwahti and Marilyn Noguera
Alison Babil
Geoff and Carol Baker
Robert Barnwell, in honor of Lezlie Lawson
Michael and Susan Barr
Ali Bayne and Carlos Perez-Verdia
Nevin Bender
Jack M. Benson and Cecilia Berg-Benson
Tom Berry and Brigitte Moser
Lark Bergwin-Anderson
Mary Bicknell
Noel Bicknell and Caitlin MacKenzie
Major and Danielle Bowen
Philipp and Doerthe Braun
Robert Burchell and Brooke Lindsay
Jim and Chrissy Bryla
Joe Chambers and Judith Wides
Eddie Chang
Charlotte’s Web Foundation
Fred and Michele Coleman
John and Laura Cox
Nelson and Carolyn Crouch
Denise Deckert
Michael and Dorine DiConti
Richard and Teresa Duncan
Rich Eisenberg and Patti Hoey
Jim Epstein and his children, Justine Epstein and Jules Feeney
Jeanne Feeney and Family
Matthew and Alexandra Finucane
Files Flory Family
Sean and Eva Foley
Foster Kendall Family
Joel and Susan Fuller
Allison I. Fultz and Stephen A. Langer
Daniel and Margaret Grove
JoseLo Gutierrez and Felicia Desrosiers
Roy Hakes and Debra Marshall
Raquel Hakes
Chris and Vivian Hartenau
Kent Hills
Eric and Susan Holdsworth
John, Diane, Chris and Elizabeth Hopkins
Steven Horowitz
Jon Jackson and Maria Monteverde-Jackson
Patricia King Jackson
Todd and Sheila Johns
Eben Kaplan and Jennifer Robinson
Peter and Cecelia Karpoff
Elaine Kirby
Velma LaPoint and Robert White
Brian and Ksenia Lake
Annette and Jonathan Leland
Gloria Leon
Eileen Levitan
Steve and Jenifer Luck
Mary Ann MacKenzie
Madaket, LLC
Alan and Cindy Martin
Bonnie McClelland
Cynthia McClelland
Craig Middlebrook and Amy Northcutt
Anthony Modica and Pamela Trochesset
Greg Mueller and Patty Deuster
Dileep and Natasha Nair
Mark and Julie Oxley
Jon Padgham and Bonnie Auslander
Jennifer and Greg Page
Adrienne Paiewonsky and Paul Girdzis
Jonathan Petrash, in honor of Jack and Carol Petrash
Eron Picus and Sarah Heirman
Ajay and Lakshmi Ravalupalli
Ioana Razi, recognizing Catherine Razi
Heddy and Trip Reid
Linda Caro Reinisch
Stanford and Carol Reinisch Foundation
Robert Roche and Nancy Hirshbein
Robin Rose and Judy Penski
Inta Rutins
Russel and Gemma Sage
Taisto and Abby Saloma
Sandy River Charitable Foundation
Lex and Chrissie Sant
Vicki and Roger Sant
Marta Schley and Paul Squire
Dale and Blanca Schusterman
David Scher
David Scribner and Valerie Green
Greg Simon and Margo Reid
Daniel and Carol Sisler
Steve Smith and JLee Newall
Norihiro and Mari Suzaki
Carlos and Suzanne Tapia
Virginia Tarris and William Bunting
Lelia True
John Verleun and Barbara Buchman
Mara Viksnins
Karl and Hiromi Vilbig
Dan and Yon Wacker
Susan Walsh
Dan and Julie Wendt
Carla Wheeler and Jeff Naimon
Whitmire Family Charitable Foundation
Juan and Delise Williams
Paula Wolyniec and Jeffrey Streuwing
Theo Zizka