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ClassWish would like to extend a special thank you to:

  • All of our Advisors »
  • Esther Dyson
  • All of the dedicated teachers in this country


Board of Advisors

We are grateful for the support of our outstanding Board of Advisors.


WellGood Classrooms LLC

WellGood Classrooms LLC is providing comprehensive services in strategic planning, design, implementing, operating, and marketing ClassWish. The team at WellGood Classrooms LLC also created www.ChangingThePresent.org.


Latham & Watkin

Latham & Watkins is generously providing pro-bono legal services to ClassWish. Founded in 1934, Latham & Watkins has grown into a full-service international powerhouse with more than 2,100 attorneys in 28 offices around the world. The founders of Latham & Watkins instilled an ethic of hard work, commitment and quality that flourishes today and has nurtured the firm's dramatic growth into one of the world's premier business law firms. The firm has received praise for its pro bono work both on a local and global scale.


RapidRed (Bruce Tate)

Bruce is responsible for creating the original release of ClassWish.org, which helps schools and teachers get the supplies they need for students to excel. He is creative, diligent, capable, conscientious and an absolute pleasure to work with. We wouldn't be where we are without his outstanding contribution. If you want to see his most recent project, visit DigTheDirt, a social gardening site.



Webficient is a boutique software development services shop that builds custom solutions and apps for unique businesses. We offer a myriad of services, including strategy & competitive analysis, Web and mobile development, and support and maintenance.


Engine Yard

Engine Yard, provider of the leading Ruby and Rails deployment platform, hosts ClassWish.org. Engine Yard offers a unique combination of technology, services, and technical leadership that is helping fuel the growing Ruby and Rails market. The Company’s deployment platform combines high-end clustering resources to run Ruby and Rails applications securely in the cloud, while Engine Yard’s team of Ruby and Rails technical experts delivers 24×7 maintenance and support.



TheApple is a diverse community of aspiring and current educators that want to support each other and advance their careers. Think of it as social networking with great career resources. http://TheApple.com



Culture Jam is focused on building platform technologies for the purpose of creating new value propositions for content creators and digital consumers. Its flagship platform, PromoJam, allows marketers to turn social media posts into a form of "Social Currency" that can be exchanged for content or value added experiences. See the campaign at http://win.ClassWish.org


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ClassWish Eligibility Requirements

ClassWish invites leaders of FIRST Robotics teams and also invites teachers, student teachers, substitute teachers, part-time after school teachers, staff developers, librarians, guidance counselors, school nurses, coaches, principals, administrators, other school employees directly serving students in an educational capacity, and officers acting on behalf of school Parent Teacher Association units recognized by the National Parent Teacher Association and on behalf of other parent teacher organizations (collectively, “Educators”) in K-12, public, magnet and charter schools, and private and parochial that are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and that are in the 50 states or the District of Columbia (collectively, “Allowed Schools”) to create wish lists (“Wish Lists”) indicating the supplies and equipment they need for their students to excel and to submit requests (“Requests”) for ClassWish to provide particular items funded by contributions to such Wish Lists.

Funded Requests cannot be transferred to another Educator.

In order to register on ClassWish.org and create Wish Lists and Requests, you must attest to the following:

  • I confirm that I am a leader of a FIRST Robotics team or am an Educator in an Allowed School, as those terms are defined above;
  • The activities for which I intend to use any items received through ClassWish are legal and fall within the standards of my state and/or local board or department of education, and the policies of my school or, in the case of FIRST Robotics team leaders, fall within the standards of FIRST Robotics;
  • All information I provide to ClassWish is accurate, and I will promptly update the information to keep it accurate;
  • Any Requests I submit and any funding or items I receive are solely for use in my classroom and/or school, or in the case of FIRST Robotics team leaders are solely for use by my FIRST team, and any items I request through ClassWish will not be for my or anyone else’s personal use;
  • I agree that any items provided to me by ClassWish shall become and remain the property of (i) the school to which ClassWish has them delivered, and I will not take such items to another school, or (ii) in the case of a FIRST Robotics team such items provided to me by ClassWish or purchased with funds provided to me by ClassWish shall become and remain the property of the FIRST Robotics team or, if such is dissolved, shall become the property of FIRST Robotics.
  • I commit to including in my Wish Lists and Requests only items that will benefit my students’ education, including extracurricular activities, and to use any items that I receive from ClassWish only for such purposes.
  • I agree that in the event that ClassWish determines that any items I received through ClassWish are not being used in accordance with these Eligibility Requirements, I will return such items to ClassWish at my expense. In the case of FIRST teams, ClassWish may rely on the determination of FIRST Robotics in this regard.

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