Windermere HS Wolverine Legacy Fund

 
“Achieving Greatness with Honor”
 
 
Mission: To provide an ongoing means for lifelong learning for Academic, Athletic, and Art programs that allows the students to be competitive 21st century learners as tomorrow’s leaders and innovators.
 
Vision: Recognize that ensuring Windermere High School’s future success requires the vital collaboration of students, teachers, parents, staff and the community.
 
Purpose: Provide resources for achieving greatness with honor for measures of academic, athletic and art programs.

Q: What is the Wolverine Legacy Fund?
A: Founded in 2017, the Wolverine Legacy Fund awards monetary grants that support and enhance Windermere High School’s curriculum, students, and teachers. The Wolverine Legacy Fund is a fully qualified IRS 501(c) entity chartered in the state of Florida as a not-for-profit charity. There was a desire for a vehicle that could create and finance new and alternative school programs and initiatives. With the encouragement of Windermere High School Administrators, the Wolverine Legacy Fund was formed. We are a diverse group of concerned parents, school administrators, and in the future - alumni. The Wolverine Legacy Fund Board meets monthly to review grant proposals, monitor existing programs, create new and exciting fundraising events, and manage its endowment.
 
Q: How is the Wolverine Legacy Fund supported?
A: Financial support for the Windermere High School Legacy Foundation takes many forms, including:  contributions, matching corporate gifts, bequests, gifts in memory of loved ones, walkway bricks, corporate sponsorships, and gifts to honor birthdays and other occasions.
 
Q: The PTSO, WHS Clubs and other WHS organizations also raise money. What are the differences between these and the Wolverine Legacy Fund?
A: The Wolverine Legacy Fund and PTSO are organizations that exist to provide critical support for our school’s success. Each makes significant contributions; however, they are different in structure and focus. The Fund was established to raise money and make grants to our school. It was created to be a long-term entity and has focused on curriculum development and funding larger critical infrastructure needs.
The Scholarship Council provides important need-based scholarships to Windermere High School graduates attending college. We encourage you to support all Windermere High School Organizations and appreciate the differences.
 
Q: Who decides how the money is spent?
A: We have a board comprised of parent volunteers including the Principal. As representatives for all our donors, our board takes their responsibility in considering all grants very seriously. We are focused on ensuring that the grants awarded are beneficial for a large number of students, are consistent with the goals of the school and with our mission. We have a rigorous procedure for evaluating and approving grants.
 
Q: How can I justify giving any more to the school after paying my taxes?
A: Taxes are a concern for everyone in our community and they have gone up over time. A large part of our taxes go to the school and help to achieve the community’s goal of excellence for our students. While our taxes may be considered high – our property values remain relatively strong. The quality of our school has a direct impact on the strength of housing values. As a community, we have very high standards for our school. However, we cannot achieve these standards through public school funding alone. Our teachers and administrators have innovative and exciting ideas to improve the educational experience of our students and they need a place to go for financial support. The Fund fills this very important role.
 
Through this partnership with parents, teachers and business partners, we provide strong organizational and financial support. Gifts to the Wolverine Legacy fund can be made at any time, and are tax-deductible as a contribution to the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools, a 501(c)3 organization. The Fund accepts cash, check or credit card, in one lump-sum payment or multiple installments throughout the school year. ALL contributions to our Wolverine Legacy Fund will be used exclusively for Windermere High School and are held in a discrete fund with the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools.

We thank you for your support!
 
Principal Douglas Guthrie's letter of invitation to support the Academic Consortium of Scholars Program
 
For more information, contact the WHS Legacy Fund.

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