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Philanthropy at Annie Wright Schools

Every Annie Wright student’s educational experience is enriched by a tradition of giving. Your expertise, time and resources inspire students to go on to make a profound, positive and enduring difference in the world.
Philanthropy at Annie Wright Schools allows you to invest directly in the future by providing the tools, resources and experiences that prepare students to be the leaders our world needs. Annual Gifts, participation in our Auction Events and support of Fund-a-Need fulfill immediate needs, while investments in the Endowment and Capital Campaigns provide stability and infrastructure for our historic institution. Each of these efforts is mission critical and each member of our community plays an important role.

I look forward to showing you all that philanthropy makes possible and helping you experience the joy that comes with a fruitful investment in our students. With your help, Annie Wright Schools will continue from strength to strength.

In gratitude,
Grace Finch
Director of Development

Here are some of the impacts that your investment in Annie Wright Schools make:
    • Grace, with husband Mike (Director of Athletics) and children: Charlie

      Grace, with husband Mike (Director of Athletics) and children: Charlie '27, Ellie '29 & Jack '32

"I give back to the Annie Wright community because it gave so much to me. AWS is where I learned the true meaning of community. It is a community of students, faculty, parents and staff who cultivate a place where learning is loved, potential is achieved, and nurturing is sustained."

-Rebecca Kirkpatrick '97
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Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403

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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 coed 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.