The Annual Fund is the foundation of all fundraising at CWA. Your gift to the Annual Fund directly impacts faculty and students because all contributions support this year’s operating budget. It helps cover the costs of the school’s educational programs, as well as faculty salaries, computer technology, financial aid, athletic equipment, cultural opportunities, music and art supplies, outdoor education gear and more.
Participation matters, and every gift of every size makes a difference to CWA and sends a powerful message that you believe in Charles Wright and its educational program and the teachers, coaches, and staff who are integral to it.
We are thrilled that 100% of CWA faculty and staff have made their gift to the Annual Fund!
Circles of Giving
$15,000 + Founders’ Circle
$10,000 – $14,999 Peach Acres Circle
$5,000 – $9,999 Martlet Circle
$1,957 – $4,999 Sequoia Circle
$1,000 – $1,956 Tarrier Circle
$500 – $999 Chambers Creek Circle
$250 – $499 Green and White Circle
$1 – $249 Friend
Alumni Leadership Giving Society
$1,957 + Classes of 1964-1992
$1,000 – $1,956 Classes of 1993-1997
$500 – $999 Classes of 1998-2002
$250 – $499 Classes of 2003-2007
$100 Classes of 2008-2017
The Fund for Charles Wright Academy Frequently Asked Questions
The Annual Fund provides support for a wide range of expenses, including professional development for our faculty and staff, technology at all grade levels, performing and visual arts programs, athletics, outdoor education and more.
- Annual Fund
- Spirit Auction
The school relies on the Annual Fund to support the operating budget each and every year. We ask that all families participate in the Annual Fund and hope that each family will make CWA their top philanthropic priority.
“I’ve been the Lower School administrative assistant and registrar since 2012, and I adore it here! I give to the Annual Fund every year because this is a magical place—both to work at and just to be a part of the community. I look at my Annual Fund contribution as helping to fund the magic that is CWA. We are so blessed to be here, no matter who we are or what our role is here!”
Mandy D. Marcellis, LS Administrative Assistant and Registrar
“I have had the immense privilege to see, firsthand, this year how Charles Wright Academy can positively change lives in each and every student who attends. CWA encourages students to be confident, knowledgeable, responsible citizens in a diverse and ever-changing world. We have the ability to form extremely strong bonds with our students and families that help foster long-term relationships. I am proud to support CWA in any and every way to ensure such an exceptional school continues to thrive!”
Shell Malfet, Fifth Grade Teacher
“I give to the Annual Fund because I believe that Charles Wright does a wonderful job of providing a well-rounded liberal arts education. All of our students receive a broad exposure to academics, the arts, and athletics. Those who have interests in particular areas of study can explore those disciplines in significant depth. For many, this broad exposure to the liberal arts also fosters the development of new interests. I am grateful that my children attended CWA, and I am happy to continue to support the academy.”
Gil LeFrancois, Math Teacher
“I could say that I give for my health, and especially my happiness. I could say that I give because God said, “Test this and see.” And He is right. Am I wired that way? Is it an ingrained sense of duty? Is it training, understanding, a love of serving? Previously, I gave more spontaneously—and sometimes still do—but lately I’ve learned the discipline of planned, continuous, and increasing giving. Mostly I give because I’m quite certain that I can do nothing less than give. It’s because I have a passion for reciprocity. It’s an ever-present undercurrent. Not just to this amazing place known as Charles Wright Academy, but to all the layers of my life with all my resources, gifts, and talents. Yes, test this and see.”
JoAnn MacKay, Facilities Administrative Assistant
“Bruce and I have given to the Annual Fund regularly since it was established. Our children attended CWA through eighth grade. We believe in the value of the education they received while here and want to see it continue for many years to come. I love working at CWA and am willing to invest some of my pay back into my job because I feel it’s important to show my support for the school. Now that we both work here, we both contribute separately to the Annual Fund because we truly love being a part of this community! Sometimes I think we really do bleed green!”
Judy Williams, Seventh Grade Team Leader, MS Spanish, 7th Grade Advisory
Bruce Williams, Bus Driver