Advancement Fund

Embrace the Vision, Support your Passion, Advance Wardlaw Academy


The primary focus of the Advancement Fund is to secure private gift income to improve the physical plant and strengthen the quality of all school programs at Wardlaw Academy. ANNUAL GIVING by all who love Wardlaw Academy should become a lifelong habit, and the time to start is now! Developing the habit of annual giving is critical to the success of this program. It’s not the amount of the contribution, it’s the participation in the program that’s important. NO GIFT IS TOO SMALL! The Advancement Fund has received over $500,000.00 in contributions since its beginning in 2003.  100% of the funds raised are used for improvements to the physical plant, enhancements, strengthening the quality of all school programs, and growth. Focus areas recently have been in computer technology, teacher/classroom needs, academic/curriculum advances, and Patriot Vision including gym renovations. Each year 25% is retained and will be applied to a long-range goal. Tuition covers ONLY the salaries of faculty and staff, and our general operating expenses. In order for Wardlaw to continue offering the advantages of small class sizes, opportunities in athletics, a safe learning environment, affordable tuition, and also grow and advance, additional financial support is necessary. Your gift is tax-deductible, and your gift may also be given anonymously. In addition to an annual contribution, you may also give memorials, honorariums, and/or Christmas remembrances. Other ways to contribute include stocks and bonds, estate planning, and an employer’s matching funds program.  Please make your check payable to:  Wardlaw Advancement Fund You may send your contribution to:

Wardlaw Advancement Fund 1296 Columbia Road Johnston, SC  29832

If you have any questions regarding the Advancement Fund, please contact Rhonda Woosley at 803-275-0399 or

Patriot Vision Implemented

Advancing Wardlaw Academy into the 21st Century

The Advancement Fund, announces the beginning of a project called Patriot Vision. Patriot Vision will utilize funds generated by the Advancement Fund that have been retained at a rate of 25% for a long-term capital project from annual giving since the Advancement Fund began in 2003.

Patriot Vision is currently in the planning stages that will address areas such as school entrances, food service areas, landscaping, a flag courtyard, campus parking and vehicle traffic, lighting, gymnasium improvements, storage, restroom facilities, signage, overall building improvements and enhancements, and many more items.

Many have asked when and where the 25% set aside for a long-term capital project would be used. The time is here. We are working hard to address the entire campus of Wardlaw Academy through coordinated efforts of all school organizations and summarized by the Long Range Plan needed for the accreditation of our school with SCISA. We also are working hard so that this plan is attainable in stages and the plan is visible and progress can be measured and that everyone can be involved in some aspect of the plan.

This is an exciting time and we need your help. We ask that everyone continue to give to the Advancement Fund, get involved in Patriot Vision with ideas and efforts, and help us improve our campus by reaching the goals we will all see shortly. Thank you for your help and dedication in the advancement of Wardlaw Academy and her students.

Phase I and II

Gym renovations, including a new roof, insulation, paint, ventilation, restoration of the original floor and new addition. The gym renovations have been made possible through generous donors and The Advancement Fund.

Computer Technology

2 Smart Boards, LCD projector and screen, flat screen monitors, computer tables & chairs, & a Blackbaud Computer System. Each classroom has been given an Apple television as well as an iPad which are used on a daily basis to strengthen technology instruction in the classroom.

Custom Doormat From class of 1977

The FWA class of 1977 graciously agreed to replace the custom doormat at the entrance of our school that has welcomed us for over thirty years. The Class of 1997 donated this mat upon graduation, and the class members, through their generous contributions,  have made it possible for us to update and refresh with a new mat. The older doormats been re-located to the entrance of the Lower School. Thank you, FWA Class of 1977!!