Seeking Gala Sponsors

The Underwood Foundation is seeking sponsors as preparations are underway for its primary annual fundraiser, the 2021 Uniquely Underwood Virtual Gala. On April 17, Underwood’s community of educators, staff, students and families that live, work and play in Raleigh and the greater Triangle area will gather virtually for an evening of entertainment and fun – from a magician and DJ dance party, to an online wine pull and silent auction.

 With sponsorships starting at $500, this event is a fantastic way to support and connect with the Underwood community. Sponsor package details are available via The Foundation is also welcoming products, services, experiences or gift card donations to contribute to the online auction

Please join us in supporting our Unicorn family! Questions? Contact Kelly Propst,, m: 919.395.7345. 

Giving Tuesday. We Reached Our Goal! (closed) - CT Dance School

During the course of our Giving Tuesday campaign, over 60 donors contributed to help us reach our goal, which was then matched by the Foundation Board. Collectively, we raised $20,000, our largest Giving Tuesday contribution ever! This is a true milestone for the Underwood Foundation.

The funding received from our campaign strengthens our community as we:

  • Provide additional social-emotional support for students and resources for families
  • Increase custodial support to ensure a clean, safe environment for students and staff
  • Build new systems for safe, joyful, and academically rigorous hybrid and remote learning instruction
  • Support students and teachers to feel valued, heard, and loved

More so this year than ever before, we are grateful for your support. 

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We are 1 week away from Giving Tuesday and we have exciting news! The Underwood Foundation Board has pledged to ensure that donations made to Underwood Foundation will go twice as far to support our incredible school.

Now, through December 1st, all donations made to the Underwood Foundation will be matched up to $10,000. The Board hopes the match will inspire the Underwood community to give above and beyond and support the Foundation and its mission to provide continued funding for staffing positions not covered by state and local funding.

Where do your gifts to the Underwood Foundation go? Pick your favorite program, your favorite teacher, your favorite thing about Underwood. We would  expect that you can’t pick just one! So….the answer is that is where your funds go. They go to support  a real and recurring budget gap that would significantly impact the staffing and programming of our school if we could not meet the  Foundation’s fundraising goals.

Stretch your donation even further by giving this holiday season! #Underwoodgives  There are many ways to give including:

1.  Donate online for our Giving Tuesday Campaign:

2.  Mail your donation to: Underwood Foundation, 1614 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27608

Your support will ensure Underwood remains “the place to be!”  #smallschoolBIGtalent

Celebrate Veteran’s Day and Spirit Night on Wednesday, November 11th!

Put a little team spirit in your evening! Support Underwood GT Magnet Elementary Foundation by joining us for a fundraiser night on November 11th, from Noon-9:00pm at our Person St. Shop (215 E. Franklin Street #120, Raleigh). Simply tell the cashier you are supporting Underwood and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the school.  **If ordering online please put Underwood Magnet Elementary Spirit Night in the comment section**

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Support the Foundation and become a monthly donor!

2020 has been quite a whirlwind!  Although the past seven months have presented many challenges and adjustments for everyone, there have also been some silver linings.  For most of us, the extra time with family has been an opportunity we wouldn’t have received under normal circumstances.  The time to connect and be together is priceless!

The current situation has also brought our Underwood School Family closer as well!  The 2020-2021 school year is unlike any we’ve ever had and the needs for our school remain (and some might say have even increased!)  Regardless of whether students are enrolled in person learning or Virtual Academy, we want to ensure our programming remains strong and our students/staff are supported.

Please consider giving monthly to the Foundation by clicking on the Donate link on the left side of our website.  Any amount is appreciated!  Your support will help us reach our $80,000 goal for this year.

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Underwood Foundation and PTA Virtual Wine Tasting

Wine and Cheese Pairing for Beginners | Matching Food & Wine“A Night of Unicorn Wines”

Wine Tasting: $40/each  (3 bottles of wine and tasting facilitated by Wine Feed)
Cheese and Charcuterie Board: $15/each

Tickets available here

Cut off date for orders is Sunday, September 20th.

September 23, 2020 | 6:30pm
Google meet code sent to. participants on event day

Pick up information: Wines will be available for pick up for delivery starting September 18th. Cheese and Charcuterie boxes will be available for pick up or delivery on September 22 and September 23. Wine Feed is located at 602 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh.

The final countdown!

Our “Uniquely Underwood” Gala is TOMORROW, Friday, April 24th!  Our Silent Auction will feature a variety of incredible experiences and amazing products!  Be sure to join us at from 4-9pm.

We are grateful for our generous gala sponsors every year, but considering this year’s contributors agreed to support the Foundation regardless of our event format is truly appreciated. Please join us in thanking our wonderful sponsors for their unwavering support!

Creativity Sponsors: @CurEat + ACT Wealth Management

Tickets are on sale NOW!

Have you heard about the upcoming Uniquely Underwood Gala on Friday, April 24th?  Our event will feature:

  • Catered food from Caffe Luna
  • Wine from Wine Feed and beer
  • DJ Mickey Slicks
  • Desserts by The Cupcake Shoppe
  • Photobooth
  • Silent Auction
  • Live Auction

Tickets are on sale NOW!  You can purchase your VIP or standard ticket to the Gala at  Invite your friends, neighbors and family members to this memorable event!

We are still seeking Corporate Sponsors.  Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your business!  Email Kelly Propst ( for more details.

Silent Auction items are still being accepted as well!  Email Brandi Ritter ( to donate an item.

Silent Auction Items needed

We are seeking Silent Auction Items for the upcoming ‘Uniquely Underwood Gala’. If you have an item to donate, please contact Brandi Ritter ( Reach out to friends and family for donation items too! All the funds from the Silent Auction go directly back to support our school. Popular items in the past have included :

-Vacation rental home
-Sporting Event tickets or memorabilia
-“Experiences” (escape room, ax throwing, etc)
-Service gift certificates (photography, dental services, house cleaning, etc)