What Exactly is The Whitman Education Foundation Social?  Your Questions Answered

Q:  Will I be asked to pull out my checkbook?  Is there an auction?

A:   No!  While the event is the Foundation’s primary source of fundraising for second semester, there is no solicitation at the event.


Q:  Is it a formal, sit down dinner?  Do I have to buy a table?  

A:   No!  It’s a casual, mix and mingle evening. Your ticket includes an open beer & wine bar and delicious food stations. There will be tables for anyone who wants to sit, but most attendees spend the evening up and mingling.

Q:  Will there be long speeches?

A:  No!  Dr. Dodd will briefly tell us about the Whitman program we are spotlighting. Mostly, we’ll spend our evening talking with teachers and friends new and old, enjoying a drink and a bite to eat and being entertained by many of Whitman’s amazing musical groups, which is always a highlight!

Q:  Do teachers pay to go?

A:  No. The Foundation invites all Whitman staff to attend the event on a complimentary basis. Our generous community makes this possible through sponsorships and underwriting of teacher tickets.

Q:  Do I need to register in advance or can I pay at the door?

A:  In an effort for us to ensure we have enough great food, drink and Georgetown Cupcakes for everyone, we kindly ask everyone to register in advance. 

Q:  Can you tell me more about sponsorships?

A:  Both individuals and companies can be sponsors.  Sponsorships are the primary way the Foundation raises money to underwrite teacher tickets and support its ongoing work.  Sponsorships start at $250 and include admission for two people and listing on the event website and in the event program.  DEADLINE to be listed as a sponsor is March 11th.

For more information and to see a great video and photos of past year’s fun event visit the Event page of our website 

Join us; you’ll be glad you did!

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

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