Mission Statement The Winter Park High School Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to preserving the tradition of excellence at Winter Park High School. The Foundation will: Maximize every students educational experience Support an atmosphere that will attract the best and brightest teachers and staff Satisfy unmet resource needs through private contributions Engage our community to invest in and protect our valuable asset The WPHS Foundation was established as an IRS-approved not-for-profit organization in 1992 by concerned parents and community members to bridge the gap between county and state educational funding and the money necessary to help WPHS maintain its outstanding position as a nationally-acclaimed public high school. Its sole purpose is to provide additional financial support for the educational, extracurricular, and athletic needs that benefit WPHS students. Recent budget cuts and today’s tougher financial times make the work of the Foundation more vitally important than ever before. Donating to the Foundation during the school year makes you a Foundation member for the year. All gifts are fully tax-deductible and will qualify for an employer match, if your employer has such a program. Also, the Foundation is an all-volunteer organization with modest administrative expenses, allowing it to devote 98% of your gift to the school fulfilling annual teacher “wish lists” and providing additional benefits not funded by Orange County.