The Ware Report

Annual Giving 2017-2018

Thank you to the 146 donors who gave to Ware Academy in 2017-2018 and the dozens of volunteers who gave countless hours of their time.

“We consider Ware to be our second family which we support without reservation…one of the best investments you can make for your child’s future.” – Nikki Marshall (Current Parent)

Board of Trustees 2017-2018

Ms. Vicky Gunn, President (Grandparent)Mrs. Rebecca White, Vice President (Current Parent)Mrs. Sandy Pait, SecretaryDr. Stan Allen (Past Parent)Mr. Cordon Davis (Alumnus and Current Parent)Mr. John Elkin (Past Parent)Mrs. Denise Finney (Past Parent and Former Faculty Member)Ms. Martha Heric (Past Parent)Dr. Barbaro Perez (Current Parent)Mrs. Margaret McVey Singleton (Past Parent)Mrs. Amy Van Fossen (Current Parent)Dr. Brad Hendricks (Current Parent)Mr. Thomas L. Thomas, III, Ex-Officio

Head of School

Thomas L. Thomas, III

WAPA Officers

Nick Bonniville, PresidentCatelyn Penick, Vice PresidentJ.D. Powell, TreasurerKathy Andrews, Secretary

Our Mission and Philosophy

Ware Academy empowers each student to achieve academic excellence, emphasizing the development of mind, body and character.
Founded in 1949, Ware Academy is a non-profit, non-denominational, co-educational, independent day school for students three years of age through Eighth Grade.
Our primary objectives are to educate the whole child to his or her fullest potential and for students to acquire a respect and a desire for learning in order to develop into independent, life-long learners in preparation to lead fulfilled lives. The school embraces and appreciates that students possess individual learning styles.

Proudly, we believe:

• in honor, trust and integrity. • in a structured learning environment. • that all students possess an innate desire to learn. • that all students should have opportunities to satisfy their curiosity and to reach their academic potential. • in mental and physical wellness. • in mutual respect for individuals. • in developing and enriching healthy relationships. • in the importance of contributing to the community. • in generosity and sharing. • in making choices responsibly.
The school promotes ethnic and racial diversity. Moralistic and ethical principles are fostered, encouraging students to develop integrity, empathy and compassion for all living things. Ware selects students on the basis of academic potential and developmental readiness without regard to race, color, creed, or ethnic origin.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in the annual report is accurate and complete. If you were a contributor to the Ware Academy Fund and find that your information is incorrect, please accept our apologies and contact the Development Office so that we may correct our records. All gifts listed in the report are those received between July1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.