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Build Our Vision Capital Campaign

We have now raised $3.8 million through the support of 174 WWS parents, alumni, grandparents, and faculty. Fifty-six new gifts to the campaign over the last four months assured the success of meeting the Sandy River Charitable Foundation challenge grant. Thank you!

If you have not yet made a gift to the campaign, we hope that you will consider a making a gift this December. We have an important interim goal of reaching $4.0 million in total pledged and outright gifts by December 31, 2014.  You can make your gift by downloading and completing a pledge form today and sending via email to Caitlin MacKenzie, WWS Capital Campaign Director. (Pledge form must be downloaded to your computer to use fillable form format.)



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 $3.79 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 November 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
Megin Charner-Laird
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
Lionel Epstein and Elizabeth Streicher
Jeanne Feeney and Family
Matthew and Alexandra Finucane
Files Flory Family
Sean and Eva Foley
Nate Forrester
Foster Kendall Family
Joel and Susan Fuller
Allison I. Fultz and Stephen A. Langer
Jody Grossman
Daniel and Margaret Grove
JoseLo Gutierrez and Felicia Desrosiers
Roy Hakes and Debra Marshall
Raquel Hakes
Chris and Vivian Hartenau
Malvery and Murchison Henry
Kent Hills
Eric and Susan Holdsworth
John, Diane, Chris and Elizabeth Hopkins
Steven Horowitz
Jon Jackson and Maria Monteverde-Jackson
Patricia King Jackson
Daniel Jamieson and Jennie Rabinowitz
Jim and Diana Jamieson
Kumait Jawdat and Virginia Ibarra
Todd and Sheila Johns
Eben Kaplan and Jennifer Robinson
Peter and Cecelia Karpoff
Elaine Kirby
Brian and Ksenia Lake
Velma LaPoint and Robert White
James and Elinor Langer
Kwame Lawson and Aimee Lykins Lawson
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
Lorenne McCormick
Bill and Hiedi Merkel
Craig Middlebrook and Amy Northcutt
Anthony Modica and Pamela Trochesset
Dick and Sandy Moore
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
Jack, Carol and Ava Petrash
Jonathan Petrash, in honor of Jack and Carol Petrash
Eron Picus and Sarah Heirman
David and Hannah Rabinowitz
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
Jennifer Saloma
Taisto and Abby Saloma
Sandy River Charitable Foundation
Lex and Chrissie Sant
Vicki and Roger Sant
Neeran Saraf
Marta Schley and Paul Squire
Dale and Blanca Schusterman
David Scher
David Scribner and Valerie Green
Greg Simon and Margo Reid
The Sisler Family
Steve Smith and JLee Newall
Norihiro and Mari Suzaki
Carlos and Suzanne Tapia
Virginia Tarris and William Bunting
Mark and Pavla Teie
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
Damian and Lydia Whitham
Whitmire Family Charitable Foundation
Juan and Delise Williams
Paula Wolyniec and Jeffrey Streuwing
Theo Zizka