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Support Wye River

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Wye River Upper School relies on the support of our generous community to fund enriching programs, provide financial aid support to students in need of our classrooms, and strive toward our long-term visionary impact for the years to come. To learn more about each of our funds and how your support directly benefits our students, please read more below.

Ways To Support

Wye River Upper School

The Annual Fund is our yearly giving campaign that runs in conjunction with the school’s fiscal year from July 1 – June 30. The Annual Fund helps us cover the operational costs since a high-quality education for our students is not covered by tuition alone. 


The good news - Annual Giving contributions are tax-deductible.


The best news - Annual Giving supports every student, every class, and every teacher, every year.


Whether you are a family member, a student, a community member, a Trustee, a teacher, or staff, we rely on contributions from everyone to deliver our programs.


Your gifts to the Wye River Upper School’s Annual Fund whether a one-time gift, or a monthly gift, helps us provide:


  • Competitive compensation, benefit packages and professional growth opportunities. 

  • An art and music program that offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and talents in a wide variety of creative endeavors.


  • Up-to-date technology that is integrated into every part of the curriculum along with assistive-learning software.


  • Experiential learning opportunities both within and outside of the school environment.


  • A MakerSpace that allows students to explore and create through project-based learning and real-world problem-solving.

  • And much, much more!


High participation in Annual Fund giving signals institutional strength and school pride. It means that more individuals are sharing the financial responsibility to support the School and that we have a community of advocates who believe in and support our mission. We are very proud that each year,100% of our Trustees, Faculty and Staff have chosen to support the school’s annual fund.

Annual Fund

We are incredibly grateful to our partners in providing quality education to bright students who learn differently regardless of their families’ economic circumstances.


A Wye River education is imperative to the success of our students. In alignment with our mission, Wye River strives to make our educational experience accessible to all who need us. 


Our students and their families have been on an exhausting and expensive path before they enter our doors. Often by this time, their resources have run out. This is why your support for our Financial Aid Fund is so critical.


Wye River works hard to maintain a generous Financial Aid program. Each year we reach out to individuals, corporations and foundations to specifically request Financial Aid support for our students.


Several foundations have committed to supporting these bright young people for their full four years at Wye River.


When you contribute to the Financial Aid Fund you are making an investment in our students' future, and becoming a partner with us as we provide an environment where each student can thrive and be successful. A gift to the Financial Aid Fund directly impacts the trajectory of our students' future paths. Thank you for helping us change student lives.

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Financial Aid Fund
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The Wye River Upper School Endowment Fund ensures that students with learning differences always have a place to learn. This Endowment Fund will allow the school to sustain its vision, offer greater flexibility during tough economic times, and support future financial growth to maintain excellent educational programs. 


Your gift supports the sustainability of our institution for our current and future students.

Endowment Fund

Making a gift of securities will make a difference in the lives of students who need a Wye River approach to educating bright students.


You may ask your broker to transfer the shares electronically from your account to the School's gift account at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.


Below is the information for Wye River Upper School that you will need to provide your broker:

Federal tax ID # 35-2166557

gift account number to Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.: 1544-2673

DTC Number: 0164 (code 40)


To ensure proper crediting of this gift without delay, you MUST contact Wye River with the following information:


(1) the donor’s name, (2) the name of the stock(s), (3) the number of shares to be transferred, and (4) the intended gift purpose BEFORE transferring the stock. 


Please contact Lawrie Dudley in our business office at or (443) 262-8290.


Important to note:

A gift transaction is complete only when the stock is received in WRUS' account—not when you give your broker instructions to make the gift. You’ll want to make sure the transfer is completed by your intended deadline.

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Gifts of Stock

You can continue to make a difference in the lives of students who learn differently for years to come when you leave your legacy with Wye River Upper School. 


Consult your attorney, and designate Wye River Upper School as a beneficiary in your estate plans. Planned gift options include wills, trusts, retirement funds, or insurance plans.


Please notify us of your intent to give a planned gift by downloading and sending us the Declaration of Intention form. Most information on the form is optional, and all will be kept confidential.


We recommend discussing these options with your financial advisor, to evaluate how they could fit into your broader financial picture.


There are a large range of instruments that can help when leaving your legacy, such as bequests, donor-advised funds, charitable gift annuities, deferred gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts, or lead trusts can provide varying levels of tax relief for you and meaningful, long-term benefits to Wye River Upper School.


If you are 70 ½ or older, you can transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to Wye River Upper School each year. By doing so, you can support your favorite charity while eliminating the tax bite of your IRA’s Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) obligation.


The simplest way to include Wye River Upper School in your estate planning is by making a bequest provision in your will.


Discuss other planned giving vehicles with your advisor or lawyer to find what works best for you. Contact Emma Rose Mumma to learn more about other giving options available to benefit Wye River Upper School at or (443) 262-8291.

Planned Giving

Wye River Upper School thanks What'sUp Media for their generous support. 

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 Wye River Upper School is a 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are tax-deductible. Wye River is audited on an annual basis. The school's 990 is available to the public. We are very proud of our transparency and fiscal stewardship.

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