Due to Coronavirus, the Whitman Foundation Spring Social for Friday, March 13 is cancelled.  For more information, please visit the Event page.


The Whitman High School Education Foundation (WHSEF) is an independent non-profit organization that raises funds annually to support projects that enrich the intellectual, social and physical experience of students and staff at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. 


The WHSEF volunteer board collaborates with the Whitman staff, and student and parent leadership, to identify unmet technology, program, facility, equipment, and professional development needs of the school. In addition, the WHSEF makes an annual donation to support Wheaton High School, Whitman's sister school. 


In 2018-2019, the foundation funded 36 grants, benefiting a wide range of needs within our school.   

WHSEF also hosted an annual spring fundraising event.  Each year, this event brings together hundreds of Whitman parents, teachers, staff and community members for an evening of celebration and commitment to our school.

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With generous support from the Whitman community, WSHEF was able to fund 36 grants during the 2018-2019 school year.  Highlights include the following:


  • Software and subscriptions for math, art and special education departments

  • Catwalk lighting fixture package for the auditorium

  • Choral step risers funded jointly with MCPS, the Whitman Choral Boosters, and the Pyle Education Foundation

  • Computers and touch-screen monitors for the special education program

  • Finch robots for programming in the computer science program

  • Wacom tablets and stylus pens for digital arts program

  • Professional grade printer for the art department

  • Fans and rubber-coated weights for the PE department

  • Professional development for teachers and staff

"Whitman simply would not be the same school without your support. One key partnership is through Whitman’s Education Foundation.  Grants from WHSEF have enhanced the overall instructional program in numerous ways over the years, providing state-of the art technology, extended media center hours, program support, and professional development for teachers.  In addition, WHSEF has made important facilities improvements. .Your assistance makes a difference."

… Dr. Alan Goodwin, former Principal of Walt Whitman High School

WHSEF is a volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (EIN 20-2838800).

WHSEF, P.O. Box 58, Cabin John, MD 20818-0058