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Annual Fund

Your Annual Fund gifts support the people and programs that make Woodside Priory School a great learning community every day!

Research has shown that students learn best in an environment that encourages creativity, interaction and daily one-on-one attention. The Priory provides that type of environment by keeping class size small as well as by attracting the very best teachers. One hundred percent of contributions to the Annual Fund are used to support these values in the current school year.

A Priory education costs about $5,000 more per student than tuition provides. The annual gifts of parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, trustees, friends, and Priory faculty and staff are our major contributors.  Gifts to the Annual Fund are used for top education priorities.  The flexibility of the fund enables Priory to identify changing priorities and support our educational goals.


Giving Levels


We invite you to join one of our giving levels

The Priory's Annual Fund donors are recognized at the following giving levels:

Founders' Club

  • Platinum Circle $50,000 or more
  • Gold Circle $25,000 - 49,999
  • Silver Circle $15,000 - 24,999
  • Bronze Circle $10,000 - 14,999

Benedictine Associates $ 5,000 - 9,999
Headmaster's Club $ 2,500 - 4,999
Priory Patrons $ 1,000 - 2,499
Priory Sponsors $ 500 - 999
Panther Benefactors $ 250 - 499
Panther Boosters: Up to $250

Priory holds an Annual Appreciation event to thank all donors at the Headmaster's Club level and above, Annual Fund volunteers and Auction volunteers.


The Founders' Club and Leadership Circle


All Founders' Club families become members of the Leadership Circle.  The Leadership Circle includes donors who give $10,000 or more annually and lifetime members who have given $100,000 or more.  Leadership Circle members receive special recognition in school publications, the Annual Report, and are invited to the Leadership Cocktail Party.

"Without donations from Founders' Club families the Priory would be a much different school.  There would be drastic cuts to the curriculum, athletics, and financial aid as well as an increase in class size.  Founders' Club is the key to the Priory's ability to do what the school does so well."

-Hank Plain, Alum Parent

For more information contact Suzanne Couch in the Annual Fund office at (650) 851-6139 or