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!

The countdown to the big day is on!

Only 30 Days Till THE BIG DAY!

The Underwood Foundation Spring Gala is Friday, March 23rd.  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 by clicking here.

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 at clicking the PayPal link at the top of the page.

Coming soon….the 5th Annual Spring Gala

Our 5th Annual Foundation Gala will take place at CAM in Downtown Raleigh. This event continues to grow each year! Do not miss a chance to enjoy a fun and elegant evening with fellow parents and community leaders.

Date: Friday, March 23 2017
Location: CAM Raleigh
Time: 7pm (VIP pre-party 6pm)

  • Enjoy the music stylings of DJ Nick Neptune
  • The Phenomenal food of Capital Club 16
  • Desserts by The Cupcake Shoppe
  • The fun and silly Photo Booth
  • Art Auction filled with great local artists
  • Silent Auction for great golf vacations, hotel stays, and enticing merchandise

If you made donations at the $1,000 level and above during our campaign your event and VIP tickets will be reserved.

Be sure to “like” the Underwood Foundation Facebook page for updates about the Foundation and this year’s event!

If your company or companies you work with would like to be a supporting sponsor please contact Shannon Wolf at shannoncwolf@yahoo.com and/or complete the Corporate Sponsorship Form located under the Files section above. This is a great way to support public education and have great positive brand association.

If you would like to donate or help obtain silent auction items, please contact Virginia Murray (virginiafmurray@gmail.com). We would love to add our already exciting list of experiences and merchandise!

Thank you to all of our supporters and families. The Foundation Board appreciates our communities support of great public education and our wonderful hard working teachers!

Why we need you more than ever!

A recent article posted on WRAL.com 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 – http://www.underwoodfoundation.org/?page_id=52

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!

GIVE TODAY! – http://www.underwoodfoundation.org/?page_id=52

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! www.bidpal.net/ufspring2016



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!