Support AWS

Philanthropy at Annie Wright Schools

The generosity and tradition of giving in our Annie Wright Schools community enriches the experience of every student in our care. Your time, expertise and resources help us prepare students to be the leaders our world needs.
Philanthropy plays a critical role in our ability to expand our reach, invest in our facilities and support faculty, staff and students in their pursuit of excellence.

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 every member of our community is vital to success.

You can see all that philanthropy makes possible in the art on the walls, navy & gold uniforms on the soccer field, the college map populated with markers for the institutions where our most recent graduates will continue their education, and in the smiling faces of our students as they come together on campus.

Thank you for providing the tools, resources and experiences that make an Annie Wright education so special.

From strength to strength,

Grace Finch
Director of Development
Learn more about giving at independent schools.


Annual Philanthropy Reports

Your investments in Annie Wright support excellent education, inspire teachers to dream big for their students, and support innovative programming and experiences. Your generosity is Annie Wright's strength.
Donors are recognized for their contributions to Annie Wright Schools during each fiscal year.  Thank you also to the many individuals and institutions who gave anonymously. Click the links below for our most recent annual reports.
    • Grace, with husband Mike (Director of Athletics) and children: Charlie ’27, Ellie ’29 & Jack ’32

Grace Finch
Director of Development

Rex Bates
Director of International Advancement

Angela Ferguson

Philanthropy Database Administrator

Lindsey Joyce
Development & Special Events Manager
"Our family gives to Annie Wright Schools because an investment in my children's school is an investment in their future."
-Alana Zautner
Parent of Kaelynn ’27, Kyle ’30 & William ’35


Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403


Translate this site

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.