You can make a difference in the life of a child or adult with a disability and chronic illness.

The Woodlands  is committed to enriching the lives of children and adults with disability and chronic illness. Your gift and support will help us provide these individuals with the opportunity to enjoy adapted activities that are physically, socially, culturally, environmentally and spiritually stimulating.

The Woodlands relies heavily on the generosity of our supporters. We invite you to help turn possibilities into reality.

General Fund

Gifts to the general fund will provide support to the areas of greatest need, as well as assist with costs associated with operating The Woodlands.


The Woodlands WonderFund provides seed money for the development of new programs and enables individuals with financial need to participate in Woodlands activities. The WonderFund ensures that no family will be turned away from programming due to inability to pay.

Make something WONDER-ful happen with a gift to The Woodlands WONDERFund.

Your gift will help an individual experience the WONDERS of living.

What does your gift mean to an individual with a disability and chronic illness?

  • A $1,150 gift enables an individual to attend a week-long summer camp.
  • A $365 gift enables an individual to attend a weekend retreat program.
  • A $100 gift enables an individual to attend a day program.


Appeals & Funds

  • Fall Appeal
  • Spring Appeal
  • The Lambert Family Fund: Established in 2012 for the purpose of supporting new program development to help extend The Woodlands’ reach in meeting the needs of all children and adults with disability and chronic illness.
  • Scholarship Fund: Provides the assistance to eligible families to ensure that no one is denied access to participating in Woodlands programs due to inability to pay.
  • Kessler Fund:  Developed in honor of the late Dr. Laibe A. Kessler, a well-known lover of classical music who, along with his wife Sydelle, desired to establish a music camp at The Woodlands.
  • Clakeley Memorial Fund: Established in 2002 in memory of Julie Clakeley to provide funding for volunteer and service projects, interests that were close to Julie’s heart.
  • The Willard and Carol Tillotson Fund: Established in 2011 to bring enhancements to the music program by bringing in guest artists and ensuring future development.


United Way

Designate your United Way gifts to The Woodlands by using our Contributor Choice Number, #993107.  Your gift will go directly to help fund year-round programs for children and adults with disability and chronic illness.


Through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, qualified businesses can make a donation to The Woodlands and receive tax credits equal to a percentage of their gift.  The Woodlands is an approved Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) in the EITC program. Gifts through the EIO program enable The Woodlands to provide year-round programming to individuals with disability and chronic illness throughout the region. Learn more…


The Woodlands Endowment is a permanently restricted fund that was established to ensure the financial stability of The Woodlands by generating sufficient income to manage its operations, as well as foster growth in order to serve more individuals.

Planned Giving

You can help The Woodlands continue to fulfill its mission of enriching the lives of children and adults with disability and chronic illness. There are numerous ways in which you can leave money/assets to The Woodlands, or invest money so that The Woodlands receives benefits.

Cash: Funding a gift with cash is one of the simplest ways to create a planned gift.
Bequest: You can name The Woodlands in your will or trust.
Stock: A gift of securities or other assets could avoid capital gains while providing a tax deduction.

Other options include:

  • Life income gifts such as charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts
  • Life insurance policies
  • Gifts of retirement funds (IRAs)

Legacy & Memorial Gifts

Leave your legacy to The Woodlands by giving a lasting gift that will make a difference in the lives of individuals with disability and chronic illness for years to come. Through your legacy gift, you ensure the future of The Woodlands by helping to sustain its wonderful programs and facilities.

The Woodlands offers naming opportunities for donors who choose to support the organization through a contribution for a named fund or facility. A named gift opportunity sends a strong message to our participants and partner organizations that an individual, business, or organization has given their support to The Woodlands’ effort to enrich lives.

When you make a named legacy gift toward Woodlands facilities, your name will be engraved on a permanent plaque that will be prominently displayed on or near the facility you support, and you will be listed in the foundation’s annual report. A legacy gift made to a program development fund will be acknowledged in perpetuity in the foundation’s annual report and other fund-related materials.

Wish List

Another great way to help support The Woodlands is by donations of items that are much needed by our staff and participants.  You can find The Woodlands’ current list of needs HERE.