Annual Fund

Did you know that Colorado is the 14th richest state but ranks at the bottom (42nd) in per-pupil spending, $2,300 below the national average per pupil?!  This is why we fundraise!  

2019-2020 Annual Fund Events – Save the Date!!

  • Back to School 90’s Bash – Sept 13th 7-10 pm @ Eighteen76/Dicks Sporting Good Park
  • 9/19/19 Annual Give Day – Sept 19th All Day
  • Haunted Hawk Run – Oct. 27th 10am

What is Annual Fund? Annual Fund is a simple, efficient and direct way of donating money to our school. Each year several social events are organized bringing together parents and teachers, and celebrating our common goals for the school and our children. When a family contributes any amount of money during an annual fund event, 100% of the funds go directly to Willow Elementary School. We do not ask our families to sell magazines, cookie dough, wrapping paper or other merchandise. By making a donation directly to the school, our families save time and energy, and they are ensured that ALL of their donation benefits the school, not just a small percentage of merchandise purchased. Plus, all donations are tax deductible.

During our annual fund campaign, many generous families give one-time donations, recurring monthly donations or buy entry tickets to one of our events. Additionally, we have the opportunity for large corporate matching donations. Please verify with your HR department to find out if you can double your donations. Click here for a list of companies that offer corporate-matching-gifts.


In 2019-2020, your contributions will help fund our Library Tech for the school year. Additional funds raised help support PTA-sponsored community events and additional student and staff needs.

A heartfelt thank you goes to our Annual Fund Chair, Sarah Killeen and to all of our volunteers for their hard work putting together and running these events. None of this would be possible without our amazing WES parents!


WHERE: Eighteen76 venue @ Dicks Sporting Good Park

WHEN: Friday, September 13th from 7 to 10 p.m.

WHO: Just $100 per ticket that includes a 90’s dance party with our very own Gwen Stefani cover band “Just a Girl” performing, beer/wine and friends galore!

All are welcome! BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!!


WHERE: Anywhere you have internet

WHEN: Thursday, September 19, 2019

WHO: Let’s get everyone involved and crush our goal of raising $19,000 in ONE DAY!

All are encouraged to participate! Donate by texting WEGIVE to phone number 56651!


WHERE: Conservatory Green Stapleton

WHEN: Sunday, October 27, 2019, 10am

WHO: All the runners in the neighborhood!

Get dressed up in costume or running attire and come out to participate in our first ever 1k/5k Haunted Hawk Run.

Past Annual Fund Events: Over the last five years, Annual Fund parties have generated over $250,000, allowing WES to fund the FOSS Science Curriculum, hundreds of library books, a Librarian, dozens of computers, iPads and eBooks, the Avid4Adventure program and the Next-Gen Paras program, just to name a few!

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