The Whitfield Fund

Faculty member Curtis Erlinger working with a student during an art class

Without widespread support from our community, the school would not have the resources needed to provide the uncompromising academic and character education Whitfield families and students expect.

When our families make a gift to The Whitfield Fund, they demonstrate to the community that they are invested in this school.

Every Gift Makes a Difference.
The Whitfield Fund is sustained by gifts of every size, at every level. We encourage every member of the Whitfield community to make a personally meaningful gift. Depending on the person that could be $25 or $25,000.
 
Our leadership giving level begins at $1,000. It is important that as many members of our community as possible strive to give at this level or above for us to meet our annual financial goal. Collectively, we will close the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating each and every Whitfield student.

THE WHITFIELD FUND INITIATIVES

Faculty member Rachel Gassner working with students during class

Pledge Drive

Each fall, we kick off the school year by revealing our annual fundraising theme and call for mass support from our Trustees, faculty, staff, current parents, parents of alumni, grandparents and alumni. Funds raised are used within the year they are received; our fiscal year runs from July 1st - June 30th.
Faculty member Sari Rotskoff, Class of 2000, in her classroom

Honor Project

The heartbeat of Whitfield is its exceptional faculty and staff that dedicates itself to bringing learning to life. The Honor Project was established to pay tribute to these extraordinary men and women. Contributions are voluntary but serve as an alternative to holiday gifts for teachers; tribute gifts are collected through this fund and in part underwrite a present for each faculty member. All monies exceeding the cost of these presents are allocated to the Whitfield Fund, nearly 60% of which supports our outstanding faculty and staff.
Guests at the annual Montage auction

Green & White Gala

This is our annual flagship fundraising event. Each year we honor members of our community who have extraordinarily impacted the people and programs at Whitfield. The event includes a silent and live auction, seated dinner and special tribute program.
 
The varsity dance team during their performance at the Homecoming Pep Rally

Give STL Day

Each May Whitfield participates in Give STL Day. This 24-hour, online day of giving facilitated by the St. Louis Community Foundation is designed to ignite the spirit of giving across the region. This day is a powerful opportunity to show your commitment to our school and to inspire others to give.

YOUR GIFTS SUPPORT

Faculty

More than 60% of the school’s operating budget is dedicated to salaries and benefits for our outstanding faculty, coaches and staff.

Facilities

We are dedicated to providing our students with a safe, innovative, and dynamic learning environment.

Athletics

Gifts to the Whitfield Fund underwrite equipment, uniforms, and resources needed to ensure our students athletes are competitive and safe.

Arts

Our robust visual and performing arts programs give students critical outlets for creativity and self-discovery.

Access

With our commitment to economic diversity, more than 40% of our student body receives some level of tuition support.

FAQs

Questions? 
Contact Kelly Edwards, 314-415-1254
Director of Development