The Whitman High School Education Foundation (WHSEF) is an independent non-profit organization that relies on annual donations from the Whitman community to support its work on behalf of Walt Whitman High School students and staff.   (EIN 202838800)  

Gifts of any level provide meaningful support and can be made by check or online.   Please make a tax-deductible gift today. 


  • VIKING PLATINUM      $2,500+ (supports Media Center modernization)

  • VIKING GOLD                 $1,000+ (underwrites professional development)

  • VIKING SILVER              $500+    (purchases 1 laptop)

  • VIKING BRONZE            $250+    (provides 1 Chromebook)

  • VIKING BLUE                  $100+    (buys supplemental classroom supplies)

  • VIKING FRIEND             $1 - $99


Donations can be made online

Make checks payable to WHSEF and mail to:


P.O. Box 58

Cabin John, MD 20818

Honor a Student or Staff Member Through a Gift

You may honor a student, teacher, counselor, staff member, or others by donating in their name. We will gratefully send an acknowledgement to the honoree.  You may make a donation in someone's honor either online (see above link) or via check.  If paying by check, please include an enclosure with the name of the honoree, the honoree's email address, and your email (for donation confirmation).


Employer Matching Donation

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees and/or spouses. The impact of your gift to the WHSEF may be doubled or possibly tripled.  If applicable, request a matching gift form from your employer.


Past donations have funded:

  • Mobile laptops and chromebooks

  • Classroom Promethean boards 

  • New tables for the Media Center

  • Additional tables for the courtyard

  • Printers for the journalism and social studies departments

  • Media Center extended hours 

  • Musical instruments 

  • Support for International Night

  • Conferences and training opportunities for Whitman teachers and staff

  • 11 water bottle filling stations 

  • New sound system for the auditorium 

  • New bike racks in front of the school

  • Entryway student photo gallery