Our Story

Fifteen years ago, a group of dedicated parents, alumni, and administrators started The Winston Churchill High School Educational Foundation, Inc.  Working within the Winston Churchill High School cluster, they sought to bridge the financial gap between County funding and the desire of the entire Churchill community to maximize student enrichment. Since then, largely through the contributions of generous donors, the Foundation has provided critical funds to address a unique set of needs for our students and teachers that are not funded by Montgomery County Public Schools.

And now, due mostly to the efforts of teachers, administrators and students, but in some small part to the efforts of the Foundation, Winston Churchill High School has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School, ranked #1 Best High School in Maryland in 2017 by US News and World Report, and ranked #4 Best High School in Maryland by Newsweek in 2015.

The Foundation, today governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of community members, faculty, and students, continues this focus to include: educational facility enhancements; educational enrichment materials; grants to staff for professional development; and grants to students for activities, clubs and special projects.

The Winston Churchill High School Educational Foundation, Inc. is a community-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization; an independent entity; it is not part of the Montgomery County Public Schools and receives no public funding.

Our Mission

To enhance the education of all students within the Winston Churchill High School cluster by harnessing the intellectual and financial resources of individuals, corporations, and foundations.

Our Board of Directors

Aman Shergill

Chairperson

Dr. Fay Fayad

Vice–Chairperson

Pamela Powers Hough

Treasurer

Teri Stanish

Secretary

Brandice C. Heckert

Principal

Richard Koller

Stuart Kupinsky

Mary Lankester

Mary Vargo

Clifford Young

Luana Zimmerman

Michael Janis

Class of 2019

Ryan Needle

Class of 2019

Lauren Kuo

Class of 2020

Jenna Kupferschmid

Class of 2020

William Ahn

Class of 2020

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2 Ways to Donate*:

By Check

Please consider making your donation by check. (Checks are actually preferred because they do not incur service fees.) Mail your check to:

Winston Churchill High School Educational Foundation, Inc. PO Box 60673 Potomac, MD 20859-0673

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Pay by credit card or debit card, or use your PayPal account. Just click on the button below.

*Donations are tax-deductible and are eligible for matching funds from corporations’ employee giving and matching programs.

Thank you for your kind donation.

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Our Events

The Foundation Elevates its Game with the 2018 Harlem Wizards Event!

Over 600 attendees watched as the Harlem Wizards played, entertained, and playfully teased the Churchill All-Stars on March 11, 2018. Because of the successful attendance and the amazing generosity of our business and family sponsors, the Foundation was able to raise over $22K that will go directly to our continued support of “Enhancing the Educational Experience.” These monies have historically funded educational equipment such as Promethean Boards, an Autoclave, and Chromebooks, as well as grants to students and teachers for a variety of educational programs. Read More…

Besides focusing on fundraising to “enhance the educational experience” the Foundation develops and presents a variety of events designed to bring together the Churchill community. Some of the events we’ve hosted in recent years include the Harlem Wizards vs. The Churchill All-Stars; an Author Appearance and Book–Signing showcasing three student authors;  TEDx Churchill 1 & 2 (organized by the Churchill Think Big Club); Author Appearance and Book Discussion featuring Vaddey Ratner, author of In the Shadow of the Banyan; and a performance by The Capitol Steps in our own Churchill Auditorium.

Our Grant Program

As part of our ongoing efforts to “enhance the educational experience,” we offer grants to Staff and Students.

Staff: The Foundation has funds available to assist with fees for professional development courses related to staff members’ content areas or to enhance instruction. Grants for supplemental instructional materials or supplies are also available. You will find our guidelines, instructions on how to apply, and application form here:

Guidelines: Guidelines for Staff Grant applications  Please review all guidelines before completing the application and submitting it to the Foundation.

Application Form: Staff Grant Application Request Form

Students: The Foundation also offers grants to students. The program, called the “Power to Improve” Challenge grant, encourages students to make Churchill or the community a better place. Get together with a group of friends and get creative! We’re looking for group ideas or projects that will improve Churchill. You could be funded up to $500 to cover project expenses and be eligible for school–wide recognition! Applications and guidelines are available by clicking the links below. There is no deadline to apply, but the sooner you do, the more funds will be available.  Project deadlines will be determined on an individual basis, apply as soon as possible…..so get thinking!

Guidelines: Power to Improve Grants to Clubs or Student Groups

Application Form: Power to Improve Grants for Clubs or Student Groups

Our News and Information

Read About the New 3D Printer in the Churchill Observer!

Our Donors Honor Roll

Our 2016-2017 Donors Honor Roll 

⊗ See it here

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY. WE HOPE TO SEE YOUR NAME ON THIS LIST, PLEASE MAKE YOUR DONATION TODAY!


Donations to the Foundation are greatly appreciated! All money raised is used to support the Churchill Cluster. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Donations are eligible for corporations’ employee giving and matching programs. We apologize in advance for any spelling or listing errors. Please send corrections to wchsedfoundation@gmail.com

Our Sponsors

The Winston Churchill High School Educational Foundation is committed to raising funds to support excellence in our local Public Schools, and this is only possible with your kind support. One of our largest events in early 2018 was hosting the famous Harlem Wizards Basketball team for an exciting family event for our community.

The Wizards played an exhibition game at Winston Churchill High School on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The event represents a unique opportunity for local businesses to advertise to a local audience as well as show their community support.

Community support of public education is key to our success in sustaining excellence in education in our schools. This requires strong, positive partnerships with our local community. Here are some of the fine businesses who sponsored our 2018 fundraising efforts. Please support them, as they support Public Education.

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