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Giving

History of Giving

 

Established in 1997 on prayer and generosity, Whitefield Academy has been graciously supported by students, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, alumni, parents of alumni, friends, and foundations. Drawn to the bold and distinctive mission of Whitefield, donors invest in the invaluable gift of a Christ-centered college preparatory education, as we remain steadfast in our commitment to our mission, core values, and history. We are grateful for the tradition and legacy of generous giving to our school.

 

Capital Campaign History

Capital campaigns raise money for bricks-and-mortar projects that transform campus. These projects include new facilities, renovations, and expansions and are determined by campus need, feasibility studies, and strategic plan. Donors to capital campaigns invest in generations of Whitefield students.

 

Nehemiah Campaign 1996-2000

The Nehemiah Campaign, which began prior to Whitefield's founding, raised nearly $19 million to purchase and establish Whitefield’s current campus at 1 Whitefield Drive SE. The campaign began with a generous $500,000 gift from Ginny Millner, and many visionary Atlanta area philanthropists and foundations followed suit.

Moving Forward in Faith 2004-2007

The three-year, multi-phase Moving Forward in Faith campaign raised $7 million and built the Lower School Student Activity Center for Lower School dining, physical education and athletics, and all-school chapels and assemblies. Further developing and improving our campus, the Moving Forward in Faith campaign also added concessions facilities to WolfPack Stadium, renovated the Academic Enrichment Center, and created the Grand Amphitheater and adjacent Whitmire Pavilion.

Building for the Future 2009-2012

Building for the Future raised $13 million over the course of the three-year campaign, built Morris Hall, and installed a turf field in WolfPack Stadium. Morris Hall, home to our Upper School students, is a 55,000 square foot building housing 16 classrooms, three science labs, student-designed media center, 60-person lecture hall, and the Louise Owen Theater. The multisport turf field in WolfPack Stadium hosts practices and games for 11 football, lacrosse, and soccer teams.

Leaving a Legacy 2014-2020

The $24 million Leaving a Legacy campaign transformed our campus by building Brostrand Hall and the WolfPack Den, adding six additional courts to the Tennis Court Complex, and acquiring land onto which campus can be expanded. Brostrand Hall, home to students in PreK through 4th grade, is a 40,000 square foot building with 19 classrooms, dining room with full commercial kitchen, administrative offices, media center, a variety of small-group learning spaces, and two open air playgrounds designed for young, curious students.

Reports on Philanthropy

Annual Reports on Philanthropy recognize the village of supporters who share their time, talents, and treasures to ensure that Whitefield continues to bolster Christian families in rearing young people who go on to college and life with a passion for learning, for others ahead of self, and for the living and active Jesus. With deep gratitude, we acknowledge those who donate to the Whitefield Fund, participate in Georgia GOAL, and contribute to capital campaigns, and we celebrate the efforts of the Whitefield Parents Association, the Alumni Board, the Grandparents Association, the PackBackers, and the Arts Alliance.

 

2019-2020

 

In the 2019-2020 school year, 702 donors contributed $616,670 to the Whitefield Fund. In addition, 130 families participated in the Georgia GOAL program, which allowed for $318,400 of state taxes to be redirected towards financial aid for qualified Whitefield students, and donors gave $484,537 for special interest giving including Lower School playground construction, a Habitat for Humanity build, and COVID-related emergency financial aid.

 

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2018-2019

 

In the 2018-2019 school year, a record-setting 94% of current parents participated the Whitefield Fund, which raised $585,000. On April 6, 2019, more than 500 Whitefield parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends enjoyed spirited fellowship at the Going Places Auction, which raised $374,041 for the renovation of the Morris Hall library and Leaving a Legacy campaign. 129 families participated in the Georgia GOAL program, contributing a collective $317,400 for financial aid for qualified students.

 

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2017-2018

 

During the 2017-2018 school year, more than 550 families participated the Whitefield Fund, contributing 3 percent of the school’s total revenue.

 

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