We are pleased to announce WILBUR’S ANNUAL GALA & AUCTION! Please join Friends of Wilbur on SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH from 6:30pm to 12:00am at the Sagebrush Cantina for an amazing night with your Wilbur community. The Silent Auction will start at 6:30pm with cocktails and appetizers followed by a fun filled evening of dinner, drinks, a live auction, casino games, music, and dancing! Auction items will include concert tickets, amusement parks, restaurants, hotel stays, our beloved Teacher Dates, Teacher of the Day, Grade Level Baskets and everything Wilbur Wonderful! You must attend the auction to bid on the items. Join Friends of Wilbur and the teachers and staff for a fun and festive night out and raise money for Wilbur Charter for Enriched Academics!

The money generated at the Gala and Auction will help Friends of Wilbur continue to offer the vital programs that the Los Angeles Unified School District has eliminated or greatly reduced. Such programs include our school’s computer, music, health & art programs, physical education, school facility improvements, and much, much more.

Logix Federal Credit Union
A giant, scientifically sound Wilbur thank you to Logix Federal Credit Union, sponsor of the “Logix Live Paddle Auction for Science” at this year’s Wilbur Gala and Auction. Their extraordinary $1,000 sponsorship funds the seed money to start the auction, and all monies raised during the live paddle auction go directly to science funding at Wilbur. Thanks, Logix, for making giving into a science.

We Wilbur

Wilbur Charter prides itself on being more than a school: We are a community of families and educators committed to providing our children with the highest quality of education. Friends of Wilbur (FOW) is the “booster” club that raises funds for Wilbur. We are a parent-run, all-volunteer, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. Thanks to the hard work of our Wilbur teachers and staff, combined with generous contributions of time and money from parents, FOW delivers an enriched elementary school experience beyond what LAUSD provides.

The “I WILBUR” pledge drive is FOW’s biggest annual fundraising event and enables us to continue supporting the Wilbur programs and services listed below.


FOW-Funded Programs and Services

FOW’s estimated budget for the 2019/2020 school year is $222,833.  Here is what FOW funds:

  • Full Time Music Teacher
  • Full Time Health Care Aide
  • Teacher and Staff Services Including Copy Center
  • Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, Hospitality
  • Full Time Art Teacher
  • Full Time Computer Lab and Instruction
  • Field Trip Buses and Assemblies


Installment Plans Available

One of the easiest ways to contribute to the “I WILBUR” pledge drive is to set up an easy installment plan at www.friendsofwilbur.com. Click “DONATE NOW” and pay in full or create your own customized payment plan.


I Wilbur Fundraising Goal

The goal of the “I WILBUR” pledge drive is to raise $150,000, which is more than half of FOW’s estimated annual budget. Every dollar counts towards reaching this goal, so if you cannot give the suggested amount, gifts of any amount are appreciated, and all are tax-deductible. Imagine what we could do for our school if every family gave what they could!

Suggested family donations are as follows:

  • $700 – Families with one child at Wilbur (can pay $70/month Aug – June)
  • $1,200 – Families with two children at Wilbur (can pay $120/month Aug – June)
  • $1,500 – Families with three+ children at Wilbur (can pay $150/month Aug – June)

With Gratitude,
Friends of Wilbur


FOW Budget 2019-20 (PDF Format)