We welcome your help!  Whether you can offer time, money, or ideas, you can help us make an important contribution to the lives of White Plains Public School students.

​​​​​Friends of White Plains Public Schools is dedicated to supporting our students by

(1) Funding academic and cultural enrichment programs not included in the District's budget, and

(2) Encouraging greater involvement in and support for the schools by parents, the community, and alumni.

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Read about our mission, and meet the White Plains residents on our Board.
Through special events, dinners, auctions, sale of commemorative bricks and fund-raising appeals, the Friends have raised and donated more than $360,000 to the White Plains Public Schools.


Ballroom Dancing Program at Church Street School

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2018-19 Was a Great School Year,

Thanks To All Who Contributed! 

Grant History

Hi, everyone. We hope you are all staying safe during these challenging times.

Though we haven’t been able to fund many of the programs we typically fund because of the circumstances impacting in-person learning this year, we continue to work on identifying ways we can help White Plains students. For example, in March 2021, we approved a grant request from the Midnight Run Club at White Plains High School for $500 to replenish their food pantry. If anyone knows teachers or administrators looking to fund any particular initiatives as they continue adjusting to this new environment, please encourage them to apply for a grant!

It has been a long while since we have been able to execute an in-person fundraising event.  With the weather getting warmer, and the number of vaccinated people continuing to rise, we hope to be able to plan an in-person gathering soon. Though we aren't yet able to plan a big event, thanks to a few generous restaurants in downtown White Plains, on April 7th you will have a chance to support us while you enjoy a great meal.  We hope to see you "out on the town" (even if only for a few minutes picking up food to bring home)!

We wish all of you a safe and healthy spring, and a successful end to a most unusual school year.

We are proud to say that  we awarded more than $28,000 in grants during the 2018-19 school year - our highest total ever!  These are some of the grants we awarded: 

Elementary Schools

  • All Elementary Schools Beyond Ballroom Dancing Program for 4th or 5th graders
  • Church Street "One Book, One School" program for all K-5 students
  • Church Street "Kindness Garden" for all K-5 students 
  • George Washington School Artist for the Bus Entrance Mural Project
  • Mamaroneck Avenue School Live Theater Tanglewood Marionettes production of Cinderella
  • Mamaroneck Avenue School Storyteller Artist-in-Resident Program for K-5 
  • Post Road School Scholarships for the Nature’s Classroom for the 4th grade
  • Post Road School Critter Caravan science program for Kindergarten students 
  • Post Road School Weather Lab for all Kindergarten students
  • Ridgeway School Supplies for the Garden Club 
  • Ridgeway School Author/Illustrator Arts-in-Residence Program for K-5

​Middle Schools

  • Eastview School Latin American Dance Artist-in-Residence
  • Highlands School More than 100 Stylus Pens for use by math students on I-pads

​High School

  • Scholarships for 9thGrade students to attend a performance at SUNY Purchase
  • Celebration Math Lunch for 70 girls taking calculus
  • Author visit with students studying Spanish at WPHS & Eastview 
  • R.E.A.D. program at Rochambeau School

We hope you will help us as we work to continue our success!