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

Please plan to join us November 2, 2014!

Support the programs and special activities that make our local Middle School and High School even better!Sunday, November 2, 2014. We’ll see you there!

Tickets for our 2014 Tasting & Auction are on sale now!

Thank You to our 2013 Tasting Sponsors & Donors!

Foley Logo All things RE2


The Bullock Family






The Braunreuther Family

SplashWorks - A Kitchen and Bath Gallery



Phil Kerlee & Associates


Many more of our Tasting & Auction Donors are honored in the PDF version of our 2013-14 Annual Report, which also includes a description of how your donations and our event proceeds were allocated to our local schools.

Thank you for another great celebration of our public schools!

Save the date for 2014! … Sunday, November 2, 2014. We’ll see you there!


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

More than $50,000 Awarded in 2012-13

Our 2012-13 Annual Report is embedded here to share the achievement of the Willow Glen Foundation in the current school year. Please use the window and icons above to view the entire document online. Donors will be receiving their own copy in the mail soon!