Some of our current and past parents have gotten together with Walt Whitman High School and started a Booster Club. Team 1389 Whitman Robotics Boosters, Inc. will be a non-profit entity that will help the team with fundraising, organizing and long term planning. This is great news for the team on the fundraising front as this will open doors to the team to be able to apply for grants that it has historically not been able to apply for and target businesses that support non-profits.
As we have, the team will remain as a club at Whitman, this will not have any impact on our status as a club at the school. The team will continue to act as it always has, this is only a change in the business operation to maximize our fundraising potential.
We will be submitting our 501C3 paperwork in the coming weeks and will work hard over the next 5 years to earn our accreditation from the IRS. In that time we will be able to everything a 501C3 does.
The board consists of
Farish Perlman, team coordinator – Board President
JJ Biel -Goebel , lead mentor – Board Vice President
William Prinz, parent of Team 1389 alum – Treasurer
Elizabeth Williams, parent of current Team 1389 student – Secretary
Dan Chen, Walt Whitman teacher – member
Alan Goodwin, Walt Whitman principal – Ex-offico
Elizabeth Hillard, Walt Whitman Business Administrator – Ex-offico
Team 1389 and the new Board look forward to continued growth of the team.
If you have some time and want to help out we would love to hear from you.