The Walden Fund

The Walden Fund is Walden School’s annual giving program. Each year, parents, faculty and staff, alumni families, grandparents, and friends of the school play a key role in enhancing Walden’s program through their gifts to the Walden Fund. It is our margin of excellence and allows everyone in the community to share in its stewardship and success.

The Walden Fund is about Encouraging Inquiry | Building Community | Seeking Equity. Your gifts to the Walden Fund will enhance music and the arts, technology, the campus, and it will provide professional development for our teachers. Every student benefits from your generosity to the Walden Fund.

As donors to the Walden Fund, you send an important message beyond our community that Walden School is a strong, robust community committed to preparing its students for long term success.

Thank you for visiting the Walden Fund webpage and for considering your gift to this year’s Walden Fund.

If you have questions or would like to get involved with philanthropy at Walden, please contact Ludia Chae-Zerrudo, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, at or 626-792-6166 x 222.



The CARES Act includes an expanded charitable giving incentive to support nonprofit organizations like Walden.* 

As a donor, you can benefit from this new incentive when you donate to Walden whether you take the standard deduction or itemize your deductions. 

For Donors Who Take The Standard Deduction: New Deduction Available 

Individuals, including married individuals filing separate returns, can claim a deduction of up to $300 on their 2021 federal income tax for their charitable cash contributions. For married individuals filing a join return, the maximum deduction is increased to $600. 

For Donors Who Itemize Their Deductions: New Charitable Deductions Limit 

Individuals who itemize can deduct much greater amounts of their contributions to Walden. Individuals can deduct cash contributions up to 100% of their 2021 adjusted gross income on itemized 2021 tax returns. 

*This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor.


2021-2022 Current Family Participation Rates

   Class Class Participation % # of Families Needed to Achieve 100%

6th Grade Stubby Squids

100%   Thank you!

4th/5th Grade Bottlenose Dolphins

89% 2 families needed

4th/5th Grade Burrowing Owls

81% 4 families needed

2nd/3rd Grade Green Herons

90% 2 families needed

2nd/3rd Grade Ringtail Raccoon Foxes

89% 2 families needed

1st/2nd Grade Monarch Butterflies

100%   Thank you!

K/1st Grade California Sea Lions

100% Thank you!

K/1st Grade Hummingbirds

94% 1 family needed

Pre-K Ladybugs

100% Thank you!

Pre-K Roly Polies

88% 2 families needed


To support The Calleton Family Endowment Scholarship Fund or the Walden Endowment for Faculty Renewal and Professional Development, click here.