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Friends of Wonderland

Friends of Wonderland (FOW) is our volunteer parent-led fundraising organization. In collaboration with our faculty and administration, FOW ensures Wonderland has the revenue needed to continually provide vital programs for students not budgeted for by LAUSD. 

These programs include teacher’s aides in every room; cutting edge instructional technologies; professional development for teachers; instructors and materials for art, music, PE, library, and garden programs. To fund these programs and raise an annual budget averaging $1250 per student, Friends of Wonderland coordinates a series of fundraising events each year. 

Starting in August with the Annual Giving campaign, Friends of Wonderland invites you to be a Friend and help reach 100% participation. Meetings are open to everyone and take place at 8:30am on the second Thursday of every month. Check the Wonderland Calendar to see dates.


Please join our effort to ensure that the Wonderland magic continues!

Email Bahar Chakmakis at [email protected] to learn more.

Our Annual Report provides an in-depth review of the money we raise each year and how it is spent. We invite you to read our 2023-2024 report below to learn more.
Click here to make your contribution to our Annual Giving fundraising drive today! Click below to download the Donation form in English or in Korean.
Important FOW forms and reimbursement guidelines can be found here.
Questions? Contact: [email protected]

2023-24 Friends of Wonderland Board:

President: Bahar Chakmakis

VP or Events: Evelyn Taft

VP of Operations/HR Manager: Michelle Byrne

CFO: Martina Plank

Class Funds Treasurer: Kathleen Gyllenhaal

Secretary: Gwynne Pitruzello

Board Members at Large: Priscilla Ahn, Sandy Cho, Caprice Crane, Jon Guzik, Mirissa Kelly, Taylor Kennelly, Lisa Nakamura, Juliana Schwartz, Monica Hurwitz Toland