The WBS Foundation was formed in 2012 by a group of parents and friends for the sole purpose of raising money to enhance the quality education at Wrightsville Beach School. Our mission is to generate discretionary funds to provide for our school’s HR needs above and beyond what traditional funding sources provide. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we are guided by a volunteer board of parents, friends, and staff.

Since its inception, the WBS Foundation has raised more than $350,000 in private donations to enhance the quality of the programs and education for the children at Wrightsville Beach School.

Our spending policy emphasizes that funds be deployed quickly and that every student at Wrightsville Beach School benefit from the Foundation’s grants. We intend for our donors’ current contributions to benefit today’s students.

Recent foundation funding opportunities include:

  • A full-time Teacher (2018-2019 school year)
  • A full-time Teacher’s Assistant (certified teacher)
  • Funding for four part-time tutors (all certified teachers) adding 80 hours of teaching support each week
  • New basketball goals for the blacktop
  • Drum stands for the schools newly acquired steel drum set
  • A new outdoor track
  • Kayaks and other equipment for the Marine Science program
  • Salary for the school’s part-time Spanish teacher
  • Laptops, iPads and a charging station
  • Various Physical Education equipment
  • SMART Boards for classrooms
  • Document cameras to enhance SMART board technology
  • Camstasia Studio 7 Video Program

2019-2020 Board Members:

Rachel Lisk – President

Kelly Becker – Vice President

Lew Woodbury – Treasurer

Caroline Beam – Secretary

Jackson Norvell – WBS Principal

Sarah Smeilus – PTA President

Jessica Oester – Past PTA President

Kate Brown

Kimberly Batten

Caroline Beam

Jennifer Fagan

TJ Fitzpatrick

Danny Gillis

Devon Hoff

Ryan Hoke

Emily Hollingsworth

Erica Jackson

Rachel James

Quinn Sosne

Candace Wehr