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Why we need you more than ever!

A recent article posted on shared a very telling story depicting just how far behind NC trails in proper funding of our schools.  We rank 43rd in the nation in per-pupil funding.  That’s $3,000 below the national average!!! The need to support our schools and our teachers has never been greater.

This is the reason we ask you to consider donating to the foundation to help keep Underwood’s programming in place and keep our school special.  When You Give Our Children Get!  To donate click the Paypal link at the top of the page or pick up a donation card at the front office today.

And don’t forget your donation could also provide you tickets to our Spring Gala on March 23rd !!!

Still time to give in 2017!!!

Can you believe 2017 is almost over?!

The Underwood Foundation is so thankful for all who have so generously supported the Underwood Foundation Annual Campaign! We still have a long way to go to ensure we raise the funds needed to help support our school with supplementary funding for teacher salary in 2018-2019!

This is a great time to review your charitable gifts to obtain maximum tax benefits, and we hope you’ll consider Underwood GT Magnet Elementary Foundation as you plan your end-of-year donations.

Remember to donate by Midnight EST on December 31, 2017 in order to be able to claim deductions for your charitable giving in 2017.

When you GIVE, ALL of our children GET!

• More opportunities to explore the arts
• More exposure to music
• More options to learn a new language
• More ways to develop and grow their interests and talents through a magnet school environment

Give Online –

Or-Fill out the Underwood Foundation pledge card and return it with your payment to the school.

Monthly, quarterly and one-time gift options are available!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you do to support our students and school!

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.



What a great start to the 2018 Underwood Annual Giving Campaign on #GivingTuesday!

You gave $10,000 via our #GivingTuesday Facebook campaign! (A portion of that will be matched!) Many more gave via pledge cards and donations on our website – an official tally is coming soon!

If you have not given, please give generously to help us reach this year’s goal of $125,000 to continue supplementary funding of teacher salary at Underwood. Every gift matters!


When you GIVE, ALL of our children GET!

Huge shout out to all our 2017 Gala Sponsors

The 2017 Spring Gala is right around the corner – just 35 days away.  Please go buy your ticket and also considering sponsoring a teacher.  Ahead of the big day we want to give a big shout out and thank you to all our sponsors.  Thank you for everything you have done to support Underwood!!!

Constellation Level



Shooting Star Level

Smedes and Rosemary York














Super Star Level



















Star Level

Dr Brooks and Dr Chandak Pediatric Dentistry




























Photobooth Sponsor






In Kind Sponsors





























Thank you to all sponsors and volunteers of the Inaugural Golf Tournament

Thank you to all who made our Inaugural Golf Tournament an enormous success! What a gorgeous day out on the links.

Thanks to to all golfers who came out and shared in the good times and laughter.  A HUGE thank you to all those who volunteered their time and effort. And a SPECIAL thank you to all those who donated and sponsored to support our school.

Birdie Level Sponsors









Hole in One Contest



Longest Drive Contest



Putting Contest



Beverage Cart



Breakfast Sponsor



Tee Sponsorships

Emily and Charlie Price

The Harvey Family

The Tant Family

Candace and Haden Jennings

Call Law Firm, PLLC




And a special thank you to Angela Marshall and Alex Marshall (Corporate Graphics) for their help with design work and event materials.

Announcing the Inaugural Underwood Foundation Golf Tournament

The Underwood Foundation is excited to announce our Inaugural Golf Tournament will be taking place on October 17, 2016 at Raleigh Country Club.  This beautiful, private golf course will host our event with all proceeds benefiting the Foundation to support the needs of our school.  This event will include breakfast, Putting Contest, lunch, Silent Auction and more!  For information on Corporate Sponsorship, click here.  Registration forms for Corporate Sponsorships can be found here.  Information about individual play options and registration can be found here.

Key Details:

  • Date:  Monday, October 17, 2016
  • Location:  Raleigh Country Club, 400 Donald Ross Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
  • Format:  Captain’s Choice
  • Hole in one contest with a chance to win a premier luxury watch from Fink’s Jewelers
  • Putting contest: All Participants will take one qualifying putt, with the one person closest to the hole winning the chance to putt for the $10k grand prize, to be shared 50/50 with the Foundation


  • 7:30am: Check in, Breakfast, Silent Auction
  • 9:15am  Shotgun Start
  • Lunch Buffet and Awards to follow

Incredible Dinner catered by Capital Club 16 for the Spring Gala + so much more!

Thank you to Capitol Club 16 for catering our Spring Gala this Friday May 20th at CAM. Here is the incredible menu. Still some tickets available if you haven’t purchased. There’s this meal and so much more!



House-made Johnny Chips with pimento cheese, Dutch Kettle Apple Jam and fig

Carolina Shrimp and Grit Cake with paprika aioli

BBQ Chicken Minis with Farmer’s Market Chow Chow on Boulted Bread


Raleigh City Farm Greens with mixed radishes, heirloom tomatoes, crispy parsnips and sherry thyme vinaigrette

Oven Roasted Veggies from Raleigh City Farm + Farmer’s Collective

Mac and Cheese with spring squash and caramelized onions

Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin with honey mustard gravy

Make Your Own Brisket Minis with sides of local arugula, caramelized apples, pickled red onions and horseradish sauce

Thank you to Capital Club 16 for catering – Underwood parents and supporters!


Chocolates by Videri

Cupcakes by The Cupcake Shoppelucettecupcakeshoppe

Macarons by Lucette Grace

crank-arm-brewing-logoBEER & WINE

Crank ARM Brewery – Rickshaw Rye IPA and Whitewa
ll Belgian Wheat

Neuse River Brewery – Bière de Neuse Saisonneuseriverbrew

Underwood Pinot Noir (yes! that’s the name and it’s excellent!) and wonderful assorted reds to be announced!


We look forward to seeing you Friday May 20th!



Online Auction now LIVE for bidding!

The Underwood Foundation Spring Gala Online Auction is LIVE for bidding: 


And click “Shop Items” to browse, submit bids, buy items now or watch items. A great selection of items, services, travel, golf packages, art and so much more!

Still haven’t purchased your tickets for the event this Friday? Purchase your Tickets today!

Unable to attend? Make a donation today. We need your help to close the gap on funding two teacher positions for the 2-16-2017 school year.

Together we are the solution!





Tickets are now on sale for Underwood “Under the Stars” Spring Gala May 20th

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Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd Annual Spring Gala Underwood “Under the Stars” being held at CAM in Downtown Raleigh on May 20th at 7:30pm (VIP Pre-Party for qualifying donors at 6:30pm).

Click here to purchase your tickets!

If you made a donation of $250 or more, you may qualify for discounted or complimentary tickets. Look out for information in the coming days.

Corporate Sponsors for our Spring Gala 2016 at CAM Raleigh Friday, May 20th

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Our Spring Gala is Friday, May 20th at 6:30pm at CAM Raleigh! We look forward to seeing everyone there to celebrate and support our great school and continue to fulfill our mission.

We are seeking corporate sponsors for this great event. If you own a business or know of someone that would like the exposure, please review sponsorship levels here, complete the form and return to Ashley Cooper (deadline to make the printed invitations is March 29th).

We thank you for your support!