We are thrilled to announce the 2019 Fund-A-Need: SPACE TO PLAY. This project will support a new nature play area to inspire imagination, movement and discovery.

Framed within the beautiful brick walls of the school on three sides, the new nature play area will inspire exploration, creativity and fun.
Elements will include:

  • two beautiful outdoor classroom spaces with natural seating for Preschool to Grade 8
  • a wooden bridge that crosses an imaginary stream with a dry river rock bed for digging and building
  • a small boat for imaginative play
  • a willow tunnel leading to the adjacent playground
  • soft, evergreen plantings
  • log edging for further seating
  • rubber surfacing for year-round accessibility

Special Grand Match Opportunity

Calling all Grandparents! Your gift to support the 2019 Auction Fund-A-Need, Space to Play, combined with other grandparent gifts, will provide a matching fund to inspire attendees (mostly parents) to give generously. Thank you for helping to ensure that your grandchildren have a magical play space.

Community Giving Opportunities

For all other community members, contact Grace Finch to learn more about the project and giving opportunities. Thank you for your support!


Annie Wright Schools
Main Campus:
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403

Downtown Campus:
936 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402

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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower  and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls  and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.