We give to Wingra, because we need to support institutions whose mission is to cultivate young leaders who will act and speak out for social justice, compassion, respect, and the health of our democracy.  – Mark Blitz, Current Wingra Parent


Tuition only covers a portion of our costs

As in most independent schools, tuition at Wingra School covers only a portion of the cost of educating each student and operating our school (approximately 87%). The Wings for Wingra Annual Appeal helps us bridge this gap. Gifts to the fund are put to immediate use to support key elements of our program, such as maintaining small class sizes, supporting staff salaries and professional development, equipping the classrooms, and providing tuition assistance.

We support Wingra School, because our future needs students who are curious, capable, and committed to creating a better world.

“Wingra kids feel safe expressing their true selves and believe in others without expectation or judgment. They encourage that expression in all of us. I am thankful to each Wingra staff member, parent, grandparent, and community member for making our values a reality.”
– Andrew Carne, Wingra Graduate 1988, Wingra Alumni Parent

Katie Dowling-Marcus & Ben Marcus
Katie Dowling-Marcus & Ben MarcusWingra Alumni Family
Wingra kids get a great academic education and become lifelong learners. Woven into this education, kids learn to respect one another, to be good listeners, to collaborate, and to cooperate. This is why each year we give to Wings for Wingra.
Lynn & Tom Hirsch
Lynn & Tom HirschWingra Grandparents
When I walk in the doors of Wingra, I see and hear happy, inquisitive, caring kids and teachers. Kids are taught how to be respectful and listen to those that might be different from them. I give because it is too important not to. It’s the future.
Christen & Joe Ring
Christen & Joe RingWingra Alumni Family
The depth of process that Wingra utilizes to help students maximize and tailor their education and learning experience is impressive and very rare in today’s educational climate. We are forever grateful and will continue to support Wingra in the future.
Mark & Debbie Blitz
Mark & Debbie BlitzWingra Family
We give to Wingra in order to provide the necessary resources that help Wingra teachers maintain the autonomy needed to apply effective teaching practices that promote authentic learning.

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Your gift makes a tangible impact now and in the future.

Additional Opportunities for Giving

Attend an Event

The Spring Gala provides the community with a joyful way to work together to benefit Wingra and our Joyce Perkins Tuition Assistance Fund. In addition or in lieu of attending, you can sponsor our event and/or donate items for our silent and live auctions.

Shop & Earn

Shop with AmazonSmile and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the charity of your choice. Simply choose Wingra School.

Clip the Box Tops for Education coupon from hundreds of participating products and send them to Wingra. Each one is worth $0.10 to our school.

More locally, buy gifts cards to Willy Street Co-op and the Co-op will donate 9% of the proceeds to Wingra. Gift cards are sold at Wingra each month during the school year. Call the school to learn more and purchase your card today!

Matching Gifts

Does your employer encourage giving? Taking advantage of your employer’s matching gift program doubles the impact of your gift to Wingra. Check with your human resources department if you are unsure whether your company participates in a matching program.

Planned Giving

Planned giving allows you to support our school through deferred gifts such as trusts, charitable gifts annuities, insurance policies, and bequests. Most planned gifts generate tax savings for you while being extremely beneficial to Wingra. We can work with you and your financial advisor to create the planned gift that best fits your financial circumstances.


Gifts-In-Kind are non-cash donations, which fulfill specific needs approved by the school such as computers, office furniture, classroom supplies, landscape material, athletic equipment and many other items that can support the curriculum, activities, and facilities. Reach out to the school if you have items you’re interested in donating in-kind.