Giving

Supporting Woodlynde

Your Support Makes the Difference

Everything we do is thanks to you, and we are so grateful for your care for our students, our teachers, and our school.

Ways to Support

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  • The Annual Fund for Woodlynde

    This is by far the school's most critical fundraising program — it is the first place to which any gift to the school should be made, and it is the school's largest source of contributed income. Remember, Woodlynde charges a tuition rate that is FAR LESS than the actual cost of a Woodlynde education. The Annual Fund for Woodlynde helps make up this difference, and donors may allocate their gifts to a particular area of interest, including Academic Programs, Arts, Athletics, L.E.A.D. Student Life, The Literacy Institute, Social-Emotional Learning, Technology, and the General Fund.
  • The Teachers Retirement Fund (TIAA)

    We are proud of the passion and dedication of our faculty. Their talents, hard work, and care make it possible for our students to achieve their goals of becoming confident, independent learners. The Teachers Retirement Fund supports our teachers' futures just as their efforts today support our students' future success.
  • The Woodlynde Scholarship Fund

    The Woodlynde Scholarship Fund helps students who need a Woodlynde education afford a Woodlynde education. Two important sources of Scholarship Funds are the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Programs.
     
    When a business or special purpose entity (SPE) provides a qualifying contribution to The Woodlynde Scholarship Fund through the EITC or OSTC programs, that business/SPE may receive tax credits of 75% for a one-year gift or 90% if a business/SPE agrees to provide the same contribution for two consecutive years. Learn more about the PA EITC & OSTC programs.
  • The Special Project Fund

    The Special Project Fund supports programmatic or capital improvements that fall outside of the annual budget. Recent special projects have included new windows and bathrooms.
  • The Woodlynde Endowment Fund

    Contributing money to The Endowment Fund ensures that a Woodlynde education will be available for future students. Building an endowment provides financial security to continue our mission and implement our vision for the future.
  • Maguire High School Scholars Program

    The Maguire Foundation's High School Scholars Program provides families of need with scholarship assistance to attend high school at Woodlynde to help students build a strong foundation for success.
  • Murray Family Scholarship Fund

    The Murray Family Scholarship Fund was established in 1995. Scholarships are awarded to grade 8 students entering grade 9 with financial need who have demonstrated a commitment to academics, civics, and athletics.
  • Gee Gee White Fund

    The Gee Gee White Memorial Award was established in memory of a woman whose passion for life and dedication to the mission of Woodlynde School were only two of the many ways she gifted the community.
                                                                                

Ways to Give

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  • Online

    Make an online gift to the Annual Fund for Woodlynde via our secure site.
  • Mail a Check

    You can mail a check made payable to Woodlynde School to the attention of the Advancement Office, Woodlynde School, 445 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA 19087. Be sure to include what fund you would like your gift to be applied.
  • PA EITC/OSTC Program

    When a business or special purpose entity (SPE) provides a qualifying contribution to The Woodlynde Scholarship Fund through the EITC or OSTC programs, that business/SPE may receive tax credits of 75% for a one-year gift or 90% if a business/SPE agrees to provide the same contribution for two consecutive years. Learn more about the PA EITC & OSTC programs.
  • Stocks and Securities

    A donation of stock can provide tax advantages to the donor. The full value of securities is usually deductible, and you may avoid the capital gains tax on the profit, but consult your tax advisor. Click here for instructions or contact Lisa Ketcham at 610.293.6750 or ketcham@woodlynde.org for more information on how to contribute securities to Woodlynde School.
  • Matching Gifts

    Many companies provide matching dollars for employees' charitable contributions. To learn if your employer offers this benefit, please contact the Human Resources Department of your company or use the search tool below to search for participating companies. Some companies require specific forms to be completed for eligibility. We will be glad to assist in this process if requested.


  • AmazonSmile

    Make your shopping go further. Shop via AmazonSmile and designate Woodlynde as your favorite charity. Amazon will donate a percentage based on your eligible purchases. You shop. Amazon gives.
  • Planned Giving

    You can help ensure that Woodlynde School will be here for future generations of Woodlynde families. Make arrangements now for a future gift to Woodlynde by including Woodlynde in your will or as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy. A planned gift to Woodlynde School will help ensure our future financial strength. Contact Lisa Ketcham at 610.293.6750 or ketcham@woodlynde.org to inform us of your plans or ask questions.

Contact Us

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Share Your Woodlynde Story!

Everyone has a Woodlynde School Story - the story of the impact that Woodlynde School has had on their life or on the life of their child. We want to celebrate and share the many stories of our current and past families and alumni. 
 
How will your story be used? 
Stories will be shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and may be featured on the website and other promotional materials as well. 

Don't want to write it out? We'll write it up for you!
Call Elizabeth Coffey, Woodlynde School's Marketing and Communications Manager, at 610-293-6612.

You can remain anonymous.
We just ask that you tell us if you're a current or a past parent or an alumni. 
Example - Anonymous, Current Parent, '23


Share Your Woodlynde School Story Below! 

Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergartenelementarymiddle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.