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Annual Report 2017-2018

Because you support our mission,
girls are empowered to rise.

 
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There’s something about Westridge…

 

It might be the combination of our strong academic program, culture of collaboration over competition, and philosophy of educating students to be self-aware and reflective. It could be that we celebrate the individual, empowering girls to dive deep into learning, discover their true passions, and develop into exceptional people interested in making a difference in the world.

But of course, it’s not just one thing that makes Westridge special; in fact, it’s the melding all of these things and more that creates the Westridge experience.

Every girl who attends our school makes Westridge her own. Following in the footsteps of generations of bold, curious learners before her, a Westridge girl makes her mark on her school, her community, and the wider world.

And here is where it all begins.

 

A Westridge girl makes her mark on her school, her community, and the wider world.

 
 
 

A note from Darrell Spence, Chair, Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees

When you give, you make it all possible.

 

We give because we share Westridge's vision for girls’ education and for our daughters’ futures and wish to invest in both.

Like virtually all independent schools, Westridge relies on the generosity of its community members to function effectively. Indeed, tuition alone does not cover the true cost of educating 500 young women to lead lives of impact. The gap between tuition and the cost of providing that education is about $2,500 per student.

The Annual Fund covers that gap. But as I speak to other parents in my work on the school’s Advancement Committee, it is apparent that our motivations for giving go beyond a simple budget equation. We give because we are partners with Westridge in the education of our daughters; because we share its vision for girls’ education and for our daughters’ futures and wish to invest in both.

We see the direct impact of our philanthropy in the growth of our daughters each year―each day, really. But it goes beyond the personal. Giving to the annual fund supports all Westridge students as well as their shared journey here. Schools are indeed shared journeys for both students and families. The generosity of Westridge families for 105 years has made Westridge the remarkable institution that it is, and our giving helps what they have built flourish and thrive.

 
 
 

So, in short, thank you. 

 

Our success and that of our girls is dependent on the participation of many. Your generosity makes this special program and community possible—without you, Westridge truly wouldn’t be Westridge. After more than 100 years of educating girls and watching our graduates become courageous, compassionate change-makers, we know that the future is in good hands with them and because of you. Thank you for being a part of Westridge.

 
 
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