Willow Glen Foundation

Willow Glen Middle School & High School Foundation

Join Us in support of Willow Glen Public Schools

The Willow Glen Foundation strives to enhance 21st Century learning at Willow Glen High School and Middle School by providing resources that allow the schools to fuel innovation and creativity with state-of-the-art tools and programs for all students.

  • Supporting teachers to enrich classroom curriculum through the purchase of equipment and materials
  • Providing resources that help cultivate a stronger campus community
  • Purchasing books that build deeper libraries
  • Partnering with the High School to enhance college and career planning
  • Fostering academic achievement in myriad ways

The Foundation strives to support Willow Glen’s schools, and each of their students, to be the best they can be.

2013 Tasting … Thank You!

WG Foundation Hits High Mark: $52,000 for Schools

Academic Excellence and Cultural Enrichment at Middle and High Schools

On November 3, the Willow Glen Middle & High School Foundation hosted the 12th annual Tasting fundraiser. The event aimed high to support academic excellence and cultural enrichment at the local public middle and high schools. Thanks to generous support from our community, we’ve surpassed our ambitious $50,000 goal – through a combination of sponsorships, ticket sales, silent auction, surprise gifts, “wine pull,” and a special fund drive.

The silent auction was a huge success, with offerings that ranged from vacations in Hawaii and Arnold, to a tour of Tesla, to creative parties and live entertainment. The event featured wine and beer tasting and the always impressive array of cheeses, appetizers, and desserts; energizing live music; and plenty of socializing.

Attendees included San Jose Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews and School Board member Pam Foley; San Jose City Councilmembers Pierluigi Oliverio and Sam Liccardo; Willow Glen Middle School Principal Shannon McGee and Willow Glen High School Principal Kaia Hamilton; along with more than 300 sponsors, parents, and community members.

Founded in 2000, the Willow Glen Foundation works to develop resources and fund programs that inspire, promote, and support the academic achievement and cultural enrichment of all students. The Foundation is committed to partnering with teachers and staff to prepare students to get the most out of school, and to prepare them for a successful and productive future.

Tasting & Auction 2013

Thank You to our Tasting Sponsors & Donors!

Foley Logo All things RE2


The Bullock Family






The Braunreuther Family

SplashWorks - A Kitchen and Bath Gallery



Phil Kerlee & Associates


Please plan to join us in November 2014!

Thank you for another great celebration of our public schools!

Support the programs and special activities that make our local Middle School and High School even better!


Funding Underway for 2013-14 Programs

The school year has started, and we’ve already begun allocating funding for important supplies and activities at the Middle School!

  • Document Cameras and LCD Projectors for classroom presentations
  • Tablets for Middle School Science students to use in class
  • Software kits and equipment for the new “Engineering Classes”

The High School will receive funding for student-accessible devices to enhance physical education classes, combining health and wellness development with technology skills.

  • 35 new iPod Touches for PE Fitness programs
  • New Cart & Charging Stations for iPod Touches

Make Your “Ram Pride” Donation Today!

Ram Pride will return in 2014. Stay tuned!

The 2013 RAM Pride Package was a huge success, with income over $96,000!

RAM Pride provides funds for the Foundation, Performing Arts Boosters, Athletics Boosters, Associated Student Body (ASB), WGMS PTA, WGHS Parent Club, and Robotics, plus yearbook orders for both schools. Thanks to everyone who contributed! You’re really making a difference for our schools!

The 2013 deadline for Ram Pride donations was September 13. But you can still make a difference by joining the Willow Glen Foundation, or by making a direct donation to our programs.