• GEAR Partnerships


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

    Wilkinson Elementary School's 2022-23 Classroom Sponsorship GEAR program is back! GEAR is a partnership between 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 2021-2022 GEAR Sponsors!


    Bay Village Retirement Community ∙ Bill & Susan Irish  ∙ Church of the Palms  ∙ David Stevenson Physical Therapy  ∙ Evan and Kay Hufe ∙ Gerorge Miles ∙  Ken Harpe & Debbie Brock ∙ ∙ Marisa McCaffrey ∙ Ree Marko ∙  Steve & Jane Cook ∙ Steve Dragon ∙ Siesta Key Kiwanis Club ∙ Studio 7119, LLC. ∙ Temple Emanu-El ∙ Wheeler Electric ∙ Janice Hutchison


    Are you interested in becoming a GEAR Sponsor? If so, please complete the following application and submit payment via check or online: 2022-23 GEAR Classroom Sponsorship Application

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