Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Join us in Celebrating the WGHS Class of 2020!

The Foundation is distributing “Class of 2020” signs to every graduating senior — nearly 400 signs — so students, friends, families, and neighbors can celebrate creatively this Spring! These signs are FREE for every Senior!

We’re also about to announce $40,000 in scholarship grants to graduating seniors, and we’re working with WG Middle School to honor their promoting 8th Graders and Golden Book nominees.

Donate to support this project: Donate $25Donate $50Donate more — Order Extra Signs
Donors will be redirected to our donation page, and your ‘donation cart’ will appear in the right-hand column.


A note from WGHS Principal Tina Vanlaarhoven and Foundation President David Keller:

Dear Seniors: Congratulations!

Seriously, we mean it! Your community is proud of you for the hard work and dedication you’ve put into your planned commencement later this year. But we’re devastated that you won’t be able to walk across that stage in front of your friends and loved ones in June.

We know that you’ve earned the right to celebrate, and we’d like to help. Big celebratory signs should arrive at every Senior’s home over the next few days and into next week.

These signs delivered free to every graduating senior are meant for you to display proudly (perhaps in a window or planted in your front yard), so everyone can see that you are a graduate in the WGHS Class of 2020.

Your sign is a gift from Willow Glen High School and the Willow Glen Education Foundation, provided to you free, thanks to our donors and community volunteers.

We’d especially like to thank christy wright photography and the Rise Fulfillment Network for their help creatively producing and safely delivering these signs.

If you’d like, feel free to share your pictures with this sign on social media or among your friends. We’d be honored if you’d tag us @WillowGlenFound (Instagram or Twitter) or comment on Facebook @WillowGlenFoundation.

We also invite you to use the hashtags #WGHS2020 and #WillowGlenGrad

We hope you enjoy your upcoming graduation celebrations as best you can, and we wish you good luck as you begin life beyond high school!


Additional Signs Are Available

Would you like a second sign for the Class of 2020? Would you like your own sign to acknowledge your achievement during this strange time? Other signs are available to order (for WGHS 8th Graders, all WGHS students, and even other schools), delivered to your house in a few weeks.

Order more online: Visit cwrightphotos.com – $25 Each

Portions of the proceeds from these additional orders will benefit Willow Glen Cares (a program of the Willow Glen Education Foundation), which helps students from both WGHS and WGMS who need our support the most.

COVID-19 … A Message from our President:

School Campuses are Closed, Learning continues
— and so does the Foundation’s commitment


I hope your family is safe and healthy.

You are undoubtedly aware that schools across California are closed, and that campuses will not reopen for this academic year.

Whether you are in Willow Glen, or support us from afar, I am pleased to let you know that the WG Education Foundation continues to support our schools and our students in all the ways you’ve come to expect.

Grants & Allocations: Our Board and key volunteers continue to meet — virtually — to consider and approve principal-approved grants for equipment, curriculum resources, student activities, and teacher training. And we’re ready to approve funds for online learning enhancements as our schools identify needs on this new frontier. We invite you to donate to increase your support.

Scholarships: Our committees are moving forward with plans to award scholarships to graduating seniors in the Class of 2020, and we anticipate surpassing last year’s awarded total of $40,000.

Willow Glen Cares: Our dedicated volunteers and incredible school staff are reaching out to families that need our help the most. Thanks to generous donors, we’ve already distributed more than $5000 in grocery gift cards for students and their families who are hardest hit by recent events. Of course, you can support this effort with a donation of your own.

And of course, your Foundation’s volunteer leaders continue to manage our financial and administrative tasks, and we are fully prepared to support our schools and our students in new ways during this crisis.

We are all thankful for each other and grateful for your continued support of educational excellence in Willow Glen. Thank you.

David Keller
President, Willow Glen Education Foundation
Parent, WGHS Classes of 2017 and 2022

Coming Soon: $40,000 in WGHS Class of 2020 Scholarships

The Willow Glen Foundation manages fundraising accounts and coordinates applications for a variety of need-based and merit-based scholarships made available to graduating WGHS students each year.

Applications for WGHS seniors in the Class of 2020 have closed, but we still expect to award $40,000 in scholarships before the “end” of the school year. While there won’t be an official Senior Honors Night, we will notify recipients directly and celebrate as best we can.

Our 2018-19 Annual Report

Just Released: Our full 2018-19 Annual Report is available for download!


Entering our 20th Year of Making A Difference in Willow Glen

Thank you for your support of excellent education at our Willow Glen public secondary schools. The Willow Glen Education Foundation is entering its 20th year of serving both Willow Glen Middle School and Willow Glen High School.

As I begin my term as president of the Foundation, I am humbled by the long line of incredible volunteers who have made our schools better each and every one of these 20 years. Together, we’ve funded critical classroom equipment, necessary instructional supplies, innovative curriculum enhancements, cutting-edge teacher training, student leadership activities, and several entirely new classes—all for our students, every year. The Foundation also supports other parent and student groups, matches volunteers with educational needs, and coordinates scholarships for graduating seniors.

As you review the programs shared through this Annual Report, I invite you to visit our website, to share our stories by joining us on social media, and to support our work by returning as a donor for the 2019-20 school year. Thanks to your support, our 20th year will be our best yet.

David Keller
President 2019-20, Willow Glen Education Foundation
Parent, WGHS Classes of 2017 & 2020


Join your neighbors and friends! Please consider making a charitable donation to support our kids. All contributions are tax-deductible (Tax ID #46-2106211). If your employer matches donations, please provide us with the information needed to maximize your gift.


Many of our previous Annual Reports are still available for your review:

2016-18 Donor Report

2015-16 Annual Report

2014-15 Annual Report

2013-14 Annual Report

Mark Your Calendars – Sunday, November 15, 2020

Mark your calendars for the 2020 version of the social event of the year. We’ll see you on Sunday, November 15, 2020!


Thank You for another great party!

The 2019 version of our annual fundraising event was another huge success. Thank you to everyone attended, including our sponsors, partners, guests, school staff, adult volunteers, and students!

Looking to keep the fun going? You can still sign-up for some of our fantastic fundraiser parties.


‘Thank You’ to our 2019 Sponsors!

Winery – Brewery – Restaurant Partners!

To support the Foundation, please leave a comment below, or contact info@WillowGlenFoundation.org!


Small World Foundation
Rudy & Bev Staedler



Michele Bertolone &
Andrew Shebanow



Dana Hooper &
Alicia Swanson






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DubG Challenge
Matching Fund

Sereno Group
Aedis Architects

Coldwell Banker

Joey Portale Real Estate
Michelle Elliot Realtor
Rachel Pham – Phamtastic Homes
Melinda Gedryn Realtor

B&C Auto
Mike & Pam Foley
Lutze-Bremner Family
Gardner Scharf

Winery Partners

Coterie Winery
Calstar Cellars
Comartin Cellars
Clos LaChance Wines
Vandella Vineyards
Bottle Jack Wines
Moniz Family Wines

Brewery Partners

DTSJ Brewing
Hapa’s Brewing Company
Golden State Brewery

Restaurant Partners

Teaspoon Bubble Tea
Willow Street Pizza & Taproom
Gracefully Executed Events
Purple Onion Cafe
Main Street Burgers
Nick the Greek
Vin Santo Ristorante
Taco Mania
Gunther’s Restaurant
Starbucks
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Mariette Chocolates
Galen Chesarek Confections

… and lots more catered trays.


We invite neighbors and businesses in our community to sponsor the Tasting & Auction, donate food or drink, or provide an item for our fundraising auction!

To learn more, please download our 2019 Donation Form. You can also leave a comment below, and a volunteer will contact you.