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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


Clifford Young


Pamela Powers Hough


Teri Stanish


Dr. Joan Benz


Dr. Fay Fayad

Richard Koller

Stuart Kupinsky

Mary Lankester

Mary Vargo

Luana Zimmerman

Drew Ingall

Class of 2018

Melissa Rusagara

Class of 2018

Michael Janis

Class of 2019

Ryan Needle

Class of 2019

Lauren Kuo

Class of 2020

Jenna Kupferschmid

Class of 2020


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

Online Donation

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 Famous Harlem Wizards
are coming to
Winston Churchill High School!

Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 3 pm


The Famous Slamtastic Harlem Wizards are coming to Winston Churchill High School, Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 3 pm. The afternoon promises to be a fun-filled event that is great for kids and adults and will guarantee to put a smile on your face! 

If you enjoyed the 2016 game you don’t want
to miss the brand new show for 2018!


This event is hosted by Winston Churchill High School Educational Foundation.

The Harlem Wizards have a unique mission: create awe-inspiring events throughout the country. At a Wizards game, fans will witness amazing basketball talent combined with hilarious comedy. It’s two hours of family fun where kids, parents, and grandparents can all laugh together. When you’re in the stands, you’re more than a spectator; you’re part of the show with loads of audience participation. Throughout the game, fans will experience a magical display of tricks, coordinated ball handling, fancy passing and aerodynamic athleticism combined with high energy comedy and audience interaction. The experience can only be summed up in two words: Awe-Inspiring!

Buy Your Tickets Now! 


How to buy tickets: go to www.Harlemwizards.com — Scroll down and navigate to the March calendar. Find our event, click on it.
(Please note Courtside Plus and Reserved seats are limited).

Tickets purchased before the event are; Children $15, Adults $20.

If available, tickets on the day of the event will be $25 for General Admission and $20 for Students.

Find out more about Business Sponsorships here

Find out more about Family Sponsorships here

We are Proud to Announce the Names of Our 2018 Churchill All-Stars!


Churchill HS ~

  1. Dr. La Faye Burris
  2. Ms. Jamie Frank
  3. Mr. Christopher Forney
  4. Mr. Isaac McElheny
  5. Ms. Shelley Perrett
  6. Student – Bradford Wood

Cabin John MS ~

  1. Mr. John Taylor

Hoover MS ~

  1. Mr. Josh Smith

Bells Mill ES ~

  1. Ms. Nicole R. Harris
  2. Ms. Jennifer Obendorfer

Beverly Farms ES ~

  1. Mr. John Harris
  2. Ms. Jessica Foley

Potomac ES ~

  1. Mr. Gregg Baron

Seven Locks ES ~

  1. Ms. Hajur El-Haggan
  2. Mr. Jay Mooney
  3. Mr. Darryl Hunter Jr.
  4. Mrs. Saira Mohammad

Wayside ES ~

  1. Ms. Stephanie Cecil
  2. Ms. Katie Ruth
  3. Ms. Leanne Bartholomew
  4. Ms. Lilit Bayburtian

Come and Cheer them On!!!

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


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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


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 will be hosting the famous Harlem Wizards Basketball team for an exciting family event for our community.

The Wizards will visit on Sunday, March 11, 2018, and play an exhibition game at Winston Churchill High School. 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. We look to you as a philanthropic leader in our community and hope you will support us by providing a sponsorship (All donations are tax-deductible for the full extent allowed by law).

Sponsor Our Harlem Wizards Event!

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