The Whitman High School Education Foundation (WHSEF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2005 in response to parents’ desire to raise funds to create the outdoor courtyard area of the school. Over time, WHSEF’s mission has evolved into one focused on maintaining the excellence of the Whitman experience by supporting the school's unmet needs. As public funding has grown tighter and enrollment continues to increase, WHSEF’s work has become more critical.
To accomplish its mission, WHSEF relies on contributions from parents and community members to award grants, including: Media Center support and modernization, technology and equipment, facility improvements, professional development opportunities for staff, and program enhancements.
In addition, WHSEF makes an annual donation to Wheaton High School, Whitman’s sister school, to support initiatives that aim to close the achievement gap.
The all-volunteer board meets monthly throughout the school year to review grant requests. Board members collaborate with Whitman staff, and student and parent leadership to identify needs and priorities.
Board of Directors
Amy Heavner Moore
Yvonne Van Lowe
Dr. Robert Dodd, Principal
Libby Hillard, School Business Administrator
Nasim Shojaei, PTSA President
Betsy Dodson, PTSA EVP