• GEAR Partnerships

    Wilkinson Elementary School

    Wilkinson Elementary School’s GEAR program is a partnership between the businesses and individuals in the community and Classroom Teachers to fund and extend the academic program. Every donation of $300 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 or completing the application online. All GEAR Sponsors will be recognized in the yearbook and school website, if desired. Your donation can be made via check, cash, or credit card at our School Store on the Wilkinson Website.  Please complete and return the application or apply online via our Wilkinson website through the community tab.


    Help us have a GEAR partner for EVERY classroom teacher at Wilkinson—52 partnerships—by September 22, 2023. 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 at (941) 361-6477.


    Thank You to Our 2022-23 GEAR Sponsors!

     Bay Village Retirement Community ∙ Church of the Palms ∙ Ken Harpe & Debbie Brock ∙ Ree Marko ∙ Doug and Paula Griffin ∙ Thomas and Diane Mahan ∙ Stage Door Studios ∙ Steve & Jane Cook ∙ Bill and Linda Irish ∙ George and Janet Miles ∙ Temple Emanu-El TEE Starfish Initiative


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

    To pay online: Wilkinson School Store