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MANY THANKS to all supporters for their generosity towards the Walter Johnson High School Education Foundation.


Contribute a Brick - Thank you to everyone who contributed an engraved brick to the custom brick walkway.

Sponsor a Seat - Thank you to everyone who has sponsored an auditorium seat.

Support the Media Center - Thank you to everyone who has made a contribution to purchasing new media and books for the WJ Media Center.

Contributors - Many thanks to the generosity of those who have made a monetary contribution.

Tropical Paradise, Feb. 9, 2013 - On behalf of the WJ Education Foundation, I’ d like to thank the people listed below for a successful fun and fundraising event; the parents, staff, and community who came, ate, danced, gambled and bid with gusto; and the listserve readers who put up with many announcements. We enjoyed music by the fabulous WJ Jazz Ensemble, had a great time, raised some money towards the mobile laptop lab, and saw old friends and made new acquaintances. You can still donate towards this cause through our website. We had an awesome committee, led by Jo Brecher and Seth Meyers, including Wendy Bazil, Trina Leonard , Lin-Lin Mao and Donna Morris. Please look at the long list of donors and patronize them—our committee knocked on many doors and these are the ones that give back to the community and school. Thanks for your support that enables us to make a difference for the students at Walter Johnson High School. Marney Jacobs, Ed Foundation President

In particular we thank : Jennifer Baker, Walter Johnson High School Principal; Jo Brecher and Seth Meyers ‘00, Gala Committee Chairs; and The WJ Jazz Ensemble and Chris Kosmaceski

Gala Committee: Wendy Bazil, Jo Brecher, Trina Leonard, Seth Meyers, Lin-Lin Mao, Donna Morris, Marney Jacobs

Thanks to our young alumni for helping to staff the event:
Eric Glazer ‘07, Karen Silver ’03, Ben Leffler ’02, Ivan Meyers ‘97

Volunteers: Melitta Carter, Renee Howell, Philip Jacobs, Zoya Kaplan, Tom Murphy, Jim and Linda Parker, Karen Richardson, Anat and Howard Schwartz, Chris Gregorio, Marissa and Alfred Chun,
Michael Peck

Sponsors: Lin-Lin Mao, Jim and Linda Parker, Christopher Kosmaceski, Cindy Luongo, Jane Macedonia

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Adult Carnival, Jan. 28, 2012 - The WJ Ed Foundation, WJHS All School Booster Club and WJPTSA wish to thank all of our committee members, teams, staff, donors, volunteers and sponsors. All proceeds of this event will go to support the Media Center Collections. We are thrilled to announce a WJ family has donated $30, 000 in the hopes of helping the school and faculty to continue providing such an excellent education and learning environment. We hope to match this incredible donation with the proceeds of the gala and donations throughout the year.
» Adult Carnival Contributors

Kensington 8K - The Kensington 8K is held annually in the fall and is well known among local and regional running aficionados. Since 2007 a portion of the annual proceeds have been dedicated to the WJ Education Foundation. Thank you Kensington 8K!
» Kensington 8K website

Kensington - The Town of Kensington showed its support for Walter Johnson by making a donation of $550 to the foundation.  The Kensington-Parkwood ES PTA contributed $2,000 to the foundation in 2007. The support of the entire Kensington community is greatly appreciated. 

Luxmanor PTA - Many thanks to the Luxmanor ES PTA for its contribution of $2,007 to the foundation in 2007.  At the time Luxmanor was the home of many members of WJ’s classes of 2014 through 2019 who have enjoyed the benefits of WJ’s modernization.

Fire 'N Dice Gala 2011 - The WJ Education Foundation is pleased to have partnered with the WJHS All School Booster Club and PTSA to hold a fabulous Gala and Casino Night at the BCC Rescue Squad on January 29th. "Fire 'N Dice" truly was a community event with parents, staff, administration, alumni spanning several decades, and former parents all coming together for an evening of fun. We thank all who attended, those teams/groups and individuals who made incredible donations-- that included an IPad, a two night stay at a Washington hotel, and wonderful baskets-- and those who helped in many ways. Prize winners were delighted with their winnings, everyone ate well, danced and listened to great music. We appreciate the group effort that made it such a successful event. Many people were involved in a number of ways and we want to thank all of the donors, set-up and clean-up crews, cashiers, and the '05 alumni who served as bartenders and at the game tables. Thank you to the following people who helped plan and implement a successful fundraiser for the school: Dr. Christopher Garran, Principal; Anat Schwartz, Gala Committee Chair (and her husband Howard); Sue Christakos, WJHS All School Booster Club President (and her husband Nick); Debbie Teicher, WJPTSA President (and her husband); Lin-Lin Mao, WJ Ed Foundation Webmaster; Mr. Christopher Kosmaceski and the WJ Jazz Band for wonderful live music; Peter and Rosalie Grazzini of Perfect Settings; Valerye Strochak and Jennie Fascenda for delicious deserts; Maria Botel for coordinating volunteers; Jo Brecher (and her husband Michael Peck); Ann Gradowski; Tom Murphy; Seth Meyers; Marney and Phil Jacobs. Thank you to those who contributed money and prizes to the Fire 'N Dice Gala.  » Fire 'N Dice Contributors

Fall Gala and Silent Auction at the Ratner Museum - The Dec. 5, 2009 Gala and Silent Auction was a Huge Success! THANK YOU to Everyone Involved! Thank you to our generous donors who provided items that enticed active bidding; thank you to all the attendees who made it a great party and supported WJ; thank you to our parent volunteers who helped with all aspects of the auction and the event; thank you to Mr. K and the fantastic musicians who provided entertainment; thank you to the WJ staff and students who contributed their time, provided items for the auction and helped set up; thank you to Dr. Garran and Mr. Merrill for their warm and enthusiastic commitment to our school; thank you to our young alums for sharing their Saturday evening helping with the event.   In short- this is why WJ is such a tremendous community.  » Night at the Museum Contributors

Spring Gala 2007 - The foundation’s first spring gala was a success as 148 participants attended the May 4, 2007 showing of Fiddler on the Roof in Walter Johnson’s newly renovated auditorium.  Before the show, the participants enjoyed tours of the new facility led by Dr. Garran and dinner catered by High Point Farm.  The gala raised over $6,500 towards the modernization of WJ.  Special thanks to Stacey Rose-Blass and Marilyn Bagel for co-chairing the evening and Tracey Harris for taking charge of the dinner.  THANK YOU to our Gala Sponsors!

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