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. 

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.

2021-2022 WHSEF

Board of Directors



Laura Miller

Allison Harrison



Gary Crichton                    

Assistant Treasurer

Albert Lee

Recording Secretary

Monique Kadnar


Greg Aronin

Christine Chan

Yeages Cowan

Heather Bloxham

Veronica Marghescu

Doug Mintz

Amy Heavner Moore

Stephanie Pelmoter

Rachel Roscow

Yvonne Van Lowe

Ex-Officio Representatives

Dr. Robert Dodd, Principal

Maria Hawkins, School Business Administrator

Betsy Dodson, PTSA President

Ellen Wright