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The Red Apple Program: Honor a Teacher

The Red Apple Program is a meaningful way for parents and students to show their appreciation for a teacher or staff member by making a gift to the Wellesley Education Foundation in his or her name. It's a wonderful opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication of the educators and staff members of our school district. Giving a Red Apple Gift is easy – Just click the Honor a Teacher Today button below, select the teachers that you want to honor, and make a donation. There is no minimum donation amount, and you may honor up to 10 teachers with a single donation (donations are not charged per teacher).


Each teacher/staff member that you choose to honor will receive a letter noting your recognition and a magnet they can display in their classroom. Teachers love this visible reminder that a family has honored their contributions in the classroom and beyond.

Educators Love Receiving their WEF Red Apples

Every time a family donates to WEF in my name, it reaffirms my decision to teach in Wellesley, a community that continuously demonstrates its commitment to innovative and excellent teaching.

Matthew Clarke

Grade 8 Science, WMS

Whenever I receive Red Apple Honor Roll notification I am so humbled that parents took the time to recognize my work with their children by making a gift to WEF in my honor. It is the most wonderful feeling in the world.

Jean Mahony

Grade 1, Schofield Elementary School

"It is such an honor to receive thanks from my students with a donation to WEF. I am so happy to feel that I am making a difference, and I am thrilled that the donation in my name goes to supporting innovative work in our school community through WEF."

Aimée Bel

History, WHS

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What's the WEF Impact? The funds raised from Red Apple go towards the WEF grants program for next year. The grants have a tremendous impact – over $2.3 million has been awarded in grants over the past 10 years, benefiting every student in the District.  When you give a Red Apple gift, you are paying tribute to your child's teacher(s) while simultaneously supporting innovative educational programs.

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