Pin on Pinterest raised $82,000 on Thursday as a participant in North Texas Giving Day.  Funds raised on the day are enhanced by a multi-million dollar pool from the Communities Foundation of Texas.

 “We were in some very good company, near the level of Hockaday and above St. Mark's., both elite private schools. We also beat the foundations for the entire districts of Plano and Arlington,” Alumni Vice President Kyle Rains said. 


For instance, on the schools leaderboard:


Hockaday $97,711

Woodrow $82,000

Jesuit $73,702

St. Mark's $69,550

ESD $31,450

Greenhill $11,050


The foundation, which awarded over two dozen scholarships to the class of 2017,  has students from Woodrow's state champ robotics team to SMU's Lyle Engineering School Summer Camp through the Phil Rolland '76 Memorial STEM Fund. There are over 60 funds and scholarships for Woodrow and its feeder schools.  It was also instrumental in raising funds to get the International Baccalaureate programs started at Woodrow and J. L. Long Middle School, the only IB schools in Dallas. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are currently using IB Primary Years Program curriculum as candidate schools. 


According to president Richard Vitale, Woodrow class of 1991, if you made a general donation on Thursday but would like for it to go to a specific fund, please contact the foundation at

If you would like to make a donation to the foundation, click on There you may scroll through the "No Restriction" line to see all the funds and scholarships available.

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