Doors to Discovery Campaign

Our three campaigns cover two new buildings and additional financial aid to increase the school's economic diversity.

Doors to Discovery Campaign

Our $35 million campaign will open doors to the broadest range of possibilities today for our students to reach their fullest potential. 

This mission-driven campaign will deliver on the goals and priorities of our strategic plan by investing in projects that make the greatest use of our campus, the smartest use of our resources, and target our greatest needs as a school.   

A 21st Century Education

This campaign will help Overlake prepare students for a changing job market and world by prioritizing 21st century skills—communication, collaboration, critical thinking, active learning, creative problem solving—that will help them succeed, no matter what path they choose. 

 

Explore the Campaign

Endowed Financial Aid

$9 MILLION

Opening doors to a life-changing education, fostering a diverse community

By raising our endowment for financial aid from $2 million to $11 million, we will be able to increase our socioeconomic diversity, which will strengthen our commitment to accessibility and inclusivity as well as deepen classroom discussions to strengthen the teaching and learning environment for all.

New Welcome & Discovery Center

$7 MILLION

The new home for our community

This new facility will be a place for everyone at Overlake—students, teachers, parents, prospective families, and alumni—to gather, celebrate, and discover all that Overlake has to offer outside of the classroom. A new 250-seat Discovery Hall, welcoming reception area, and administrative offices will open up doors to all kinds of new events and programs that benefit our entire community.

New Whitten Math & Sciences Center

Completed!

Unlocking the full potential of every Overlake student and teacher in math, science, computer science, and more 

We are so grateful to all our donors who are investing in our future through this transformational effort. Since the building opened in Spring 2021, it has become the popular, thriving hub on campus. New classes and sections are now offered that weren't possible before, especially in the stunning Idea Lab, and the Robotics Team now has a permanent home. It is truly an incredible facility for teaching and learning.

 

Campaign Volunteers

Tanya Vail, Chair

Katharine Barrett

Dee Dee Dahlen

Andrea Dancs

Shuang Hou

Elizabeth Huang

Anouk Pape

Kate Peters

Mary Pund

Juli Rasmussen

Jessica Rossman

Yan Tu

Sara Womack

Campaign Staff


Matt Horvat, Head of School


Brisen Brady, Director of Development


McKenna Quick, Development & Special Events Coordinator

Margaret Lynch, Assistant to the Head


Susan Messier, Director of Communications & Marketing