• GEAR Partnerships


    Wilkinson G.E.A.R. (Giving that Extends our Academic Reach) Classroom Sponsorship Program

    Wilkinson Elementary School's 2021-22 Classroom Sponsorship GEAR program is back! GEAR is a partnership between the businesses and individuals in the community and Wilkinson Elementary Classroom Teachers to fund and extend the academic program. Every donation of $200 sponsors one classroom teacher at Wilkinson. Your involvement in the GEAR program will benefit the staff and students at our school. Donations allow teachers to purchase items for the classroom including computer software, books, visuals, math materials, supplies, incentives, and more! By making this tax-deductible donation, a local business or individual benefits from ongoing and valuable exposure in the Wilkinson Community.

    Who Can be a Sponsor in the GEAR Program?

    Any business, individual, family, or group of families can sponsor a class or program at Wilkinson Elementary School by completing the form attached. All GEAR Sponsors will be recognized in the yearbook and school website, if desired. Please complete and return the application. Your donation can be made via check or credit card at our School Store on the Wilkinson Website.  

    Gear Online Application

    Help us have a GEAR partner for EVERY classroom teacher at Wilkinson—47 partnerships—by September 20, 2021. If you have any questions, or know a community member who would like to be a GEAR sponsor, please call Caty Kozdemba-Business Partner Coordinator or Susan Nations, Principal (941) 361-6477.


    Thank You to Our 2020-2021 GEAR Sponsors!


    Bay Village Retirement Community ∙ David Stevenson Physical Therapy ∙ Janice O'Berrier ∙ Ken Harpe & Debbie Brock ∙ Kreative Auto Repair & Maintenance ∙ Marian Walsh ∙ Mr. & Mrs. Doug Griffin ∙ Steve & Jane Cook ∙ Steven Dragon ∙ Siesta Key Kiwanis Club ∙Sobolewski Family ∙ Studio ∙ 7119, LLC. ∙ Temple Emanu-El ∙ Uncommon Kids ∙ Wheeler Electric ∙ William & Janice Hutchison


    Are you interested in becoming a 2021-22 GEAR Sponsor? If so, please complete the following application and submit payment via check or online: 2021-22 GEAR Classroom Sponsorship Application

    If you would like to pay online please visit our School Store link: Wilkinson School Store