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!

Do you have your tickets yet?

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.

Save the date!!!

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.

What an awesome start!!!


What a great start to the 2019 Underwood Annual Giving Campaign on #GivingTuesday!

You gave over $11,000 via our #GivingTuesday Facebook campaign! (A portion of that will be matched!)

Congratulations to Early Bird Donor Drawing Winners:

 * Steven Hess won Dinner for 4 at Capital Club 16
 * Jennifer Tyler won 4 tickets to an NC Symphony Young People’s Concert

As the end of the year approaches, it’s another great time to think about donations (and tax write-offs!).  If you have not given, please give generously to help us continue supplementary funding of teacher salary at Underwood.  Every gift matters!

Thank you for your generous support of our school and our children!

Get ready to give so your children can get!!!

It’s about that time! In a few days we will kick off our 2019 Annual Campaign on #GivingTuesday. Set your calendar reminder!!!

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

Check out the Underwood Foundation Facebook #GivingTuesday Campaign Page on November 27th to make your gift. When you give via our #GivingTuesday Facebook Event Page, Underwood Foundation will receive 100% of your donation, plus a match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation! Individual gifts up to $1,000 are eligible for matching.

Donations of any amount received by Giving Tuesday,
November 27th enters you to win exciting prizes!

* Dinner for 4 at Capitol Club 16


* 4 Tickets to the Symphony show of your choice:
Mozart Experience Jan 5 or Carnival of Animals March 30

Thank you for your generous support of our students and school!

Have a beer, help the Foundation!




Skip Cooking Dinner!

Please join us November 13 from 4 – 8pm at Lynnwood Brewing Concern for our pre-kickoff event to learn more about the Foundation and how we support Underwood. Meet our board members and other Underwood families all while enjoying scratch made eats, tasty beverages and best of all no dishes to wash! Plus for each beer purchased Lynnwood will donate $1 to the Foundation.

Our official campaign will begin on Giving Tuesday – November 27, but this year we have an early bird special!  All donations made by November 27th will be entered to win dinner for four at the fabulous Capital Club 16!  Any donation of any amount, recurring or one-time, enters you for a chance to win!

Can’t make the event – not a problem – you can make a donation anytime via our website www.underwoodfoundation.org or by picking up a donor card at the school’s front desk.

We want you to know….

We are ready for another great year at Underwood!

Part of what makes our school so amazing are the teachers and programming. The Underwood Foundation was formed to protect those things. Our mission is to help give our school the financial flexibility to keep all our teachers and programming in place, despite changes in budgets.

You will be hearing a lot from us over the coming weeks but ahead of that there are some important dates we want you all to know…..

September 6th – Between 6 and 6:30 during Open House, you will have an opportunity to learn all about the Foundation and our mission during a special session.  Even if you know who we are come stop by and support as we begin the year.

October 31st – While our giving campaign won’t officially kick off until Giving Tuesday, November 28th , this year we are promoting an early bird special offer! We have a special drawing to win dinner for four at the fabulous Capital Club 16! Simply donate by October 31 st to be entered into the drawing. Any donation of any amount, recurring or one-time, enters you for a chance to win!

November 13th – Pre-Giving Tuesday kick off this year will be held at Lynwood Brewing Concern at 1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd.  From 4 pm to 8 pm (+)  for each beer purchased Lynwood will donate $1 to the Foundation.  Come have a beer or two with family and friends – even bring the kids there will be a food truck for dinner!

Stay tuned for more information and more opportunities to help impact Underwood!!!

What a year!

It’s hard to believe but there only three weeks left in the school year! Where has all the time gone?!?!?!

As we finish up the 2017-2018 year we want to take a second and thank all of our sponsors and donors for their amazing generosity.  You are all rock stars! THANK YOU for helping us continue the Unicorn pride.

Our end of the year Gala was tremendous success as we continued to increase in numbers in attendance as well as money raised.  We have already started planning next years so STAY TUNED!

As you may or may not know the Foundation’s mission is simple – help give our school administrators the financial flexibility to keep all those teachers and assistants in place and so we do not have to start cutting classes like so many other schools are forced to do.  The PTA by law is not allowed to supplement salaries, so that is why we the foundation was created.

We do realize this is a private school type ask; however it is a necessary one and one we hope you will see the value in and that you will consider donating towards.

We have a saying at the Foundation – When YOU give Our Children Get! They get dance, band, drama, Spanish, gym classes and so much more.  If you have not donated please consider doing so.  We welcome donations of any denomination and have also set up a way for you to spread it out over time via a recurring payment.  Just set it and Forget it!

In the coming months please be on the look out for more updates.  If you have not done so please like us and follow along on Facebook.  And of course if you have any questions at all never hesitate to contact anyone of us on the board.

Thank you again to all of our sponsors, donors and volunteers.  Have a great summer!