Summer Camps Online Auction now LIVE!


This is the time everyone is doing summer planning & we have a GREAT selection of summer CAMPS, Clinics (& some birthday parties, too)!

Go to & bid TODAY! Online Auction Closes March 1st.

Support the Underwood Foundation AND get your Summer Plans finalized- It’s a WIN-WIN!

All proceeds go directly to benefit the Underwood Foundation – maintaining and enhancing the integrity of our great school program!

Where is the Spring Gala 2016? CAM Raleigh! 5.20.16

Save The Date_Spring 2016_Final_Half Size-01We are thrilled to announce that our Spring Gala 2016 will be held on Friday, May 20th at CAM Raleigh!
This venue is a perfect complement to Underwood’s Gifted & Talented magnet theme.

Secure your tickets today by handing in your pledge/donor cards (mailed & available here digitally.  Also see “Giving Levels”)

Underwood Tshirt-01All donations at Unicorn Spirit Level and above ($250+) receive a high-quality Underwood Foundation T-shirt (men’s or women’s cut) to wear with pride. Mail or hand in your pledge/ donor cards today!

The mission of the Foundation is to maintain the integrity of the school. Your donations offset a real and recurring budget gap that would significantly impact the school if we could not meet the Foundation’s fundraising goals. In Underwood’s 2015-2016 school year the Foundation filled a shortfall equivalent to two full-time teaching positions.

Together we are the solution to these budget gaps! We thank you for your support!







Underwood Foundation T-shirts now available!

Underwood Tshirt-01Our Fall fundraising campaign is in full swing! Hand or mail in your pledge/donor cards today! All donations at Unicorn Spirit Level and above (see giving levels here) will receive a high-quality men’s or women’s cut T-shirt to wear with pride. (Be sure to include T-shirt size on your donor card).

The year to year recurring budget gaps are real and the Foundation is filling these gaps. The first two years of the Foundation we met our goals, let’s do it again this third year and show our support for our great school program and teachers!

We thank you for your support!


Fall 2015 VIDEO – Maintaining the excellence at our school!

Watch students, teachers, parents, alumni and staff talk about the excellence of Underwood Elementary – and how we can maintain and enhance that excellence.


Watch your mailboxes for our Fall campaign mailer and turn in your pledge / donor cards. Together we are the solution!

Monday Night “Kick-Off” Event October 19th 7:30pm at the Carolina Ale House

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The Foundation Board welcomes your attendance at a Monday Night “Kick-Off” event on October 19th at 7:30pm at the brand new Carolina Ale House on Glenwood South.  Come join fellow parents and alumni in celebrating our past success and the upcoming Fall campaign. The Ale House is providing appetizers for us and a private room to celebrate and watch the game. 

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to:

Welcome back and Financial Summary for 2015-2016

Hello all! Here we are 5 weeks into this school year! Earlier this month we distributed the Underwood Foundation’s Financial Summary and Welcome Back Thank You Letter from Board President, Stephen Mangano. Your donations funded the equivalent of TWO full time teachers at Underwood, plus more – making a direct impact on the school and our children’s education.

Please click here to view or download the summary and letter.

We look forward to continued success and excellence at Underwood Elementary!

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End of year THANK YOU and updates going forward

Foundation Logo_FinalClick here for latest updates for the end of the year.

Thank you!


Thank you to our corporate sponsors of the Spring Gala 2015

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Rainbow Level

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Super Star

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Rising Star

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In Kind Event Donors

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Silent Auction is now LIVE for viewing

The Silent Auction is now LIVE for you to review and browse! Have a look at some of the amazing items donated to our Silent Auction for the Spring Gala “Night of a Thousand Stars” event!

Click this link: and click “Shop Items” from top menu bar. You can select “Watch Item” on any item to keep an eye on any item. Auction will go live for bidding on May 25th PM.

Still some tickets! Go to above link, then “Purchase Tickets” to purchase tickets. Will be a wonderful evening to celebrate and benefit the Foundation.

BidPal Page Center Graphic (3)Spread the word and share this great collection of experiences, items and services!


Kenan Fellow Teacher Internship awarded to one of our own!

Great blog post from Dr. Jordan on this wonderful opportunity and honor for one of our own, Mrs Rhonda Connor!


Help us fund this incredible program that is in line with our mission, to enable and bolster rich instructional programming at our school by clicking here: