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.
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 underwood.givesmart.com 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
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
- Silent Auction
- Live Auction
Tickets are on sale NOW! You can purchase your VIP or standard ticket to the Gala at underwood.givesmart.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
Silent Auction items are still being accepted as well! Email Brandi Ritter (email@example.com) to donate an item.
We are seeking Silent Auction Items for the upcoming ‘Uniquely Underwood Gala’. If you have an item to donate, please contact Brandi Ritter (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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)
When your company/business chooses to become a Corporate Sponsor for our Uniquely Underwood Gala, not only do you support our school but you also reach:
- 300+ Underwood families
- Residents within the Five Points community
- Underwood Alumni
- Hundreds of people who “like” our Facebook page
- Parents, staff and community members that attend the Gala
Take advantage of this opportunity to bring recognition to your company/business! Email Kelly Propst (email@example.com) for Corporate Sponsorship information.
Additionally, we have opportunities for title sponsorship of the: Photobooth, DJ, Bar and Dessert Table.
Our 2020 Kick Off Event was a success! It was great to see so many Underwood parents together supporting the Foundation. Special thanks to Nickelpoint Brewery for hosting the event.
During the event, a raffle took place with the winner receiving entry to the VIP Event at our upcoming ‘Uniquely Underwood Gala’ on April 24th. Congratulations to Valeria Amadei!
It’s hard to believe 2019 is coming to an end! As the year comes to a close, please consider donating to the Foundation during your end of the year giving efforts by clicking on the ‘Donate’ section on the left. Your donations will make it possible for us to reach our goal of raising $125,000 by July 1st, 2020 to support our mission of ensuring the instructional programming levels remain in place in order to maintain the integrity of our school and its offerings, recruiting and retaining quality teachers and contributing to the endowment fund. When you GIVE, ALL our children GET!
The Underwood GT Magnet Elementary School Foundation Tax ID/EIN# is 46-5239516. The Foundation is a 501c3 tax-exempt public charity. Contributions to the Foundation may be deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Mark your calendars:
- 2020 Foundation Kick Off Event: Tuesday, January 14th from 7-9pm at Nickelpoint Brewery (506 Pershing Road, Raleigh, NC 27608). Come join us to learn more about the Foundation and how we support Underwood. Meet our Board members and other Underwood families, all while enjoying drinks from Nickelpoint Brewery and a food truck . Plus, 10% of proceeds will be given directly to the Foundation! Discounted Gala tickets will be available for purchase as well.
- Underwood Spring Gala: Friday, April 24th at Marbles Children’s Museum. More information on Corporate Sponsorship opportunities, tickets sales and event highlights coming soon!
3 Weeks Till THE BIG DAY!
The Underwood Foundation Spring Gala is Friday, March 1st. Have you gotten your tickets yet? No? Don’t worry – there is still time!
You won’t want to miss this amazing night with the Underwood community full of fabulous food and music in addition to a silent auction including everything from works of art by local artists to spa gift certificates and vacation getaways. The best part of the night is ALL proceeds go to keeping Underwood the wonderful school we all love by funding teaching positions and our robust elective programming.
When You Give, Our Children Get! Buy your tickets today – https://underwood.givesmart.com
Can’t make it? No worries, you can still help by donating. Donation cards are available at the front office or can be made online http://www.underwoodfoundation.org/?page_id=52.
The 6th annual Underwood Foundation Gala will be Friday March 1, 2019 at Whitaker & Atlantic.
Donor tickets will be issued based on your 2018/2019 contributions. Check out the Foundation Website for information on Donor Levels. Everyone can attend regardless of donor levels. Individual ticket sales will begin later this month.