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Willard Annual Fund

Willard Annual Fund Direct Giving
The Willard Annual Fund (WAF) was established in 2009/2010 in response to District budget cuts threatening to negatively impact Willard Elementary programs, particularly our International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. WAF provides a critical function by funding personnel and supporting programs which would not otherwise exist due to budget cuts. For the 2023-2024 school year, our goal is to raise $40,000:
  • $35,000 to support our Science Program
  • $2,500 to buy new books for the library
  • $2,500 to buy equipment and materials to support socio-emotional learning

Throughout the year, we will have different events and initiatives to meet our goal. See below for some upcoming events where you can support our Annual Fund.


Fundraising takes a village. From creative ideas to physical work, there is never a shortage of things that need to be done. Currently the annual fund committee has two people, but we’re keen to grow our Annual Fund Team. If you would like to join us and take additional responsibilities, please reach out either by email ( or ask Mrs. Campos in the office. We also need volunteers to help set up and run events, so even if you can’t take on a long term voluntary position, but would still like to help out when you can please reach out and we can add you to the mailing list for volunteer opportunities.


The easiest way to make an impact is to set up a recurring monthly donation. To meet our target this year all we need is for every family to donate $90. That’s a recurring donation of $7.50 per month (which is only 0.50c per school day). We understand it’s not possible for all our families to donate this way so we ask you support WAF where you can by coming to our events and participating in our initiatives like Free-dress Fridays. To set up a recurring donation please use the button at the top of the page. There are three ways to send in a one-off donation:

  • Drop off your donation at the Willard School Main Office.
  • Donate by mail: 351 S. Hudson Avenue, Room 153, Pasadena, CA 91101 (Make check payable to Willard Annual Fund or Willard AF).
  • Donate online using the button at the top of the page.

All donations are tax deductible. Thank you to all the families who support Willard and make our school an engaging learning environment for our children! Willard Annual Fund is a 501-C3 non-profit managed by Pasadena Educational Foundation, Tax ID 23-714-9451.


Click here to see upcoming events hosted by the WAF!