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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:  UnderwoodGives.givesmart.com

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
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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 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

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 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 (propst.kelly@gmail.com) for more details.

Silent Auction items are still being accepted as well!  Email Brandi Ritter (brandi.ritter@gmail.com) 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 (brandi.ritter@gmail.com). 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)

Corporate Sponsors needed for the Uniquely Underwood Gala

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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 (propst.kelly@gmail.com) for Corporate Sponsorship information.

Additionally, we have opportunities for title sponsorship of the:  Photobooth, DJ, Bar and Dessert Table.

Underwood Kick Off Event

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!

Looking ahead to 2020!

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!