Opportunities for Giving
Westfield Friends, the school we all know and love, needs your commitment to supporting our vision of what the future can hold for our young children. Your gift makes possible the foundations for life our school lays for its students: lifelong love of learning, strong sense of self, socially engaged global citizenship, compassion, critical thinking, and meaningful relationships.
As a school that was founded on the philanthropy of Quakers, over 230 years ago, we strive to nurture this culture of giving by allowing you various opportunities to invest in the School's present and future welfare. Today, the tradition of giving to Westfield Friends School helps us maintain our unique identity as a community-based Quaker school. Additionally, giving allows alumni, family members, and friends a meaningful way to stay engaged with the mission of our School.
Below, are all the different ways that our Westfield community can support our School.
The Fund for Westfield Friends School
GIVING TUESDAY Gift to the Fund for Westfield Friends School
William C. Probsting Scholarship Fund
Westfield alums remember cutting Christmas trees with Mr. Probsting. They attribute to him their love of art. As he shared his passion for history and current events, students came to understand the world beyond their South Jersey home. He led the school through a period of growth and strength where school lore holds that families would call him to ask to reserve a spot in the PreK for their newborn child. He helped the faculty create programs that remain beloved within the program today, including the Buddies Program, Monday Gathering, Looking at Art, Quaker Fridays, and Meeting for Singing. He foresaw the importance of hands-on science for Middle School students and the readiness of Kindergarten students for formal instruction in reading and writing. He believed every student should grow in comfort with public speaking through regular performances in plays and opportunities for giving speeches.
Most importantly, Mr. Probsting lived his Quaker belief that every person has that of God within them -- that every person is an expression of the Divine. Alums know that he sought to cultivate their gifts. Further, he knew within himself that his role was to nurture that of God from within himself in service to the Westfield Friends community. Everyone always felt loved, seen, and known by him. Generous in spirit, Mr. Probsting always put others first. He epitomized the servant leader.
Employer Matching Gift Program
Many employers offer a matching gift program as an HR benefit, to their employees, employees' spouses, and retired employees. If your company has a matching gift program, it could double or even triple your gift! Contact your company's Human Resources officer to determine whether or not they participate in a matching gift program or simply check here first:
Special Event Gifts to Support our Responsive Tuition Program
Legacy Gifts / Planned Giving
Planned Giving Explained
Speak to your financial professional for more information or to learn more about your options, please contact Mimi Blackwell, Director of Philanthropic Services at Friends Fiduciary. (tel: 267-886-1982 | email: [email protected])
WAYS TO GIVE
By Credit Card or Bank
Direct debit processing
via our secure SafeSafe Payment Services account
Make check payable to
Westfield Friends School
and mail to:
Westfield Friends School
2201 Riverton Road
Recurring donations can be made online or with this form: