RamStarter 2020 – Let’s do it!

Welcome to RamStarter 2020 — It’s a slightly delayed campaign during this unique academic year — But your donation is critical to our students’ success!

  • Join a Donors Club and make a bigger difference at Willow Glen!
  • Per-student Packages fund all groups at the school of your choice!
  • Or, designate à La Carte donations to pick the groups you want to support.

Messages From our Principals

Greetings to families of Willow Glen Middle School! … from Principal Paul Slayton:

Thank you all for making our first weeks of school as smooth as possible. On behalf of our WGMS administrators and faculty, I appreciate your commitment to distance learning and collaboration.

This year might look different, but many parent groups are working hard to enhance our students’ experience — like purchasing technology to transform individual performances into band and choir concerts, and providing resources that will help us meet the needs of our unique learning environment.

We can’t be together, but committing to a RamStarter package — or making a donation in any amount — can help provide a well-rounded school experience.


Hello, WGHS Ram Families! … from Principal Tina Vanlaarhoven:

So far this year, I am pleased with how our school, teachers, students and families have pivoted to embrace distance learning. I am thankful for the way everyone has responded to the many changes during this time, and for the success stories and creativity I am hearing about. Keep up the good work!

While we can’t be together in person, there are still steps we can take to support our school community and our students’ experience. Donating to our RamStarter campaign will support eight different school groups that help us create a vibrant and inclusive school community — like providing virtual access to our sporting events (once we’re able to play) through the purchase of livestream camera systems, and supporting Willow Glen families in need.

More than ever, our schools are in need of your support. Please consider making an impact with a RamStarter donation.


Without your support, most parent-funded activities, principal-approved purchases, teacher-requested supplies, and student-run events would never exist.

After selecting your donation, choose “Checkout” in your Cart on the right column. Read on for more details.

Your annual, tax-deductible donation helps parent clubs and student leaders kick-start the school year in style, and propels these groups to another successful year.
We need you to kick-start these critical activities!

  • Each Package funds all groups at the school of your choice, WGMS or WGHS!
  • Or, à La Carte donations let you pick the groups you want to support!
  • Join one of our Donors Clubs and make a bigger difference at Willow Glen!

When you donate your RamStarter Packages online, we use PayPal, which allows you to securely donate via your credit card or through your PayPal account.


Express Checkout:

RamStarter donations are tax-deductible.

Help all parent groups with one simple donation!
Per-Student donations are appreciated.
Hurry! Packages are available for a limited time!

Willow Glen Middle School – $175

  • Willow Glen Foundation Membership
  • Performing Arts Boosters
  • Athletic Boosters
  • WGMS Parent Programs (formerly PTA)
  • WGMS Student Leaders
  • Willow Glen Cares

Group details are on our
RamStarter à La Carte page.

Want to make a bigger impact?
Consider joining a Donors Club!

Willow Glen High School – $175

  • Willow Glen Foundation
  • Performing Arts Boosters
  • Athletic Boosters
  • WGHS Student Leaders **
  • WGHS Parent Programs
  • Willow Glen Cares

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** For 2020, there will be no official High School ASB Card!


Join a Donors Club for 2020!

Make one donation that we’ll split up for you, or mix-and-match Packages and à La Carte choices.
Add donations any way you’d like, and any total donation above $500 qualifies, — and yes, your corporate match counts toward your Club Membership!

Our Donors Clubs are your opportunity to make your mark at Willow Glen, right as the year begins. Kick-start every parent group with a significant donation to our “RamStarter” kick-off fundraising program. We invite you to check out our donation distribution formula, and learn more about our Donors Clubs.


Easiest Option: Just add the Club of your choice to your cart!

Red & Gold Club – $500

  • ALL groups get a double RamStarter Donation
  • All Donor Privileges from all RamStarter groups
  • Personalized “Thank You” Messages and Notes

Principal’s Club – $1,000

  • ALL groups get a triple RamStarter Donation.
  • Extra funds to the WG Foundation, Performing Arts, Athletics
  • All RamStarter and ‘Red & Gold’ Club benefits
  • Family Name on “Thank You” Banners at Events
  • Principal’s Reception during Fall Semester

Principal’s Club Champion – $2,500

  • ALL groups get a bigger RamStarter Donation.
  • Extra funds to the WG Foundation, Performing Arts, Athletics
  • All RamStarter ‘Principal’s’ Club benefits
  • Family Name on “Thank You” Banners at Events
  • Principal’s Reception during Fall Semester

You’re invited to review our donation distribution formula, and learn more about our Donor Clubs before joining.

Please leave a comment below if you have any questions!


Or, make your à La Carte donation

We also invite you to consider individual donations to specific groups on our “RamStarter à La Carte” page.


If you prefer to pay via check, please complete a paper form available in PDF ( Download English Download Spanish ), and mail it to the school office. Please make checks payable to “Willow Glen Foundation.”


Your donation may be eligible for a corporate matching gift from your employer. Please let us know if we can help with that process!

You’re invited to review our RamStarter Policies & Procedures, including the donation distribution formula for large donations and Donor Club participation.

Please leave a comment below if you have any questions!

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