Annual Fund First

The 100-Day Campaign for the Annual Fund First (AFF) is the cornerstone of the philanthropic efforts at Pinewood and provides critical funds that directly support our programs, faculty, and extracurriculars that are all the hallmark of a Pinewood education. The AFF campaign is the most critical source of immediately available flexible funds and is crucial to the financial health of our school. This year, our goal is to raise $1.5 million with a robust parent participation in the AFF.

In 2020-21, Pinewood’s Annual Fund provided approximately 5% of the School’s operating budget. Tuition does not cover all costs of educating our students, so every family is asked to participate in the AFF at a level appropriate to their financial circumstances. The funds raised from the 100-Day Campaign enable Pinewood to create an engaging and joyful experience for our students so we can honor our commitment to:


  • Provide a transformative education to each Pinewood student through challenging academic, arts, and athletics offerings
  • Create programs and spaces that align with our mission-driven student learning outcome
  • Recruit and retain world-class faculty


Participation in annual giving is frequently used as a benchmark of a community’s strength, making support at any level especially powerful. This year’s campaign launches on September 23rd and ends on December 31st. We hope you’ll join the hundreds of Pinewood families who support the community in this critical effort.

Every year, we acknowledge the generosity of our donors in our Book of Gratitude, which also highlights the many ways in which their support has enriched our program and the experiences of our students.

View 2019-2020 Book of Gratitude

Annual Fund First FAQ

Mail or drop off a check

Pinewood Development Office
327 Fremont Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94024

Tax payer ID
# 94-1527492

Giving Levels

Founder $50,000+
Leader $25,000-$49,999
Benefactor $15,000-$24,999
Patron $10,000-$14,999
Sponsor $5,000-$9,999
Partner $2,500-$4,999
Evergreen $1,500-$2,499
Panther $1-$1,499

Ad Astra Society ($10k+ levels) Donors at the Ad Astra Society level, with gifts of $10,000+, are invited to the Ad Astra Society Reception in fall of the following year.

President's Circle ($2,500+ levels) Donors at the President’s Circle level, with gifts of $2500+, are invited to the President’s Circle Reception in the fall of the following year.

Contact Us

Ayesha Masud
Director of Development
Email | 650-209-3070

Diana Rocacorba
Director of Events | Associate Director of Development
Email | 650-209-3041