Mustang Stampede

The Windermere Elementary School PTO has just one fundraising event each year — our Mustang Stampede! This is a two week event in autumn that reinforces our school spirit and identity in addition to generating almost all of the money that drives the large number of programs that we support.

Donate Online

(If there is no donation link here, this isn’t during the Stampede!)

Since 2009 the PTO has created and run the Mustang Stampede without any outside assistance. This means we keep 100% of your donations. Once we meet our budget requirements all of the funds we raise go to support Windermere Elementary School’s curriculum and campus. Your support is always overwhelming and we greatly appreciate your generosity.

Windermere Elementary School PTO is a 501(3)(c) organization. Your contributions are tax deductible.


Pep Rally

The Mustang Stampede begins each year with a pep rally where we explain our theme, the year’s program of activities, and the fundraising prizes.

Morning Trivia

One of the many fun activities we plan for our Mustang Stampede is a trivia contest held during morning announcements. Each day of the Stampede two grades will compete to answer age-appropriate questions relating to our theme. The first class with the right answer wins a class prize!

FUNdraiser Fun Day

During their specials class period on our FUNdraiser Fun Day students will receive a Mustang Stampede t-shirt. These shirts are provided by corporate sponsors. Family is invited to join their children for this fun event!

We always need volunteers to monitor lines, distribute water and popsicles, tie shoes, and have a blast with the kids. Come dressed for fun…and the heat!

Gathering Donations

Your family can participate in the Mustang Stampede by contacting friends and family and asking them to donate to our fundraiser. Every child will have a pledge envelope where donations are recorded and enclosed. Checks should be made out to Windermere Elementary School PTO.

Donations can also be made online at this website. Don’t forget to record online donation information on your pledge envelope as well!

Employer Matches

Many employers will match donations to nonprofit organizations! If you are getting an employer match please make a note of it on your child’s Stampede envelope so we can credit them for the amount.

Learning is a Musical Journey

This year’s Mustang Stampede is September 30 through October 11! We are raising money for new playground shade structures in addition to all of the programs we fund every year.

After we successfully meet our fundraising goals the entire school will celebrate with a dance party at the PE pavilion led by student-favorite DJ Greg on October 16! Everyone is invited to this free celebratory event. There will be food trucks from Papa John’s, Ellie Lou’s, Kona Ice, and Nothing Bundt Cakes.

You can participate by contacting family members and friends and asking them to donate. Here is what you need to do:

  • Contact family and friends to secure donation pledges.
  • Don’t forget you can easily donate online through this website. Every child who gets an online donation will receive an extra reward.
  • Complete the pledge envelope your child brings home.
  • Enclose your tax-deductible cash and check donations. Checks should be made out to Windermere Elementary School PTO. Don’t forget to list donations that are made online! If you will be getting employer matches list those amounts too so we can credit your child.
  • Have your child return the envelope to school on Friday, October 11.

On Monday, September 30 your child will receive a Mustang Stampede t-shirt provided by our sponsors and will participate in our FUNdraiser Fun Day during their specials class period. We invite families to join us for this fun event!


All prizes are cumulative. You may select a prize from the highest pledge level reached and from ALL of the previous levels as well!

Pledge LevelPrizes
$25+(1) frisbee sponsored by RINI Technologies AND (1) free bundtlet coupon from Nothing Bundt Cakes.
$50+(1) free treat from Chick-fil-A AND (1) free kids meal at Firehouse Subs.
$100+(1) free kids admission to Orlando Sea Life Aquarium AND (1) Twistee Treat ice cream voucher.
$200+(1) free class at Victory Martial Arts AND (1) free treat from Tijuana Flats.
$300+Attend a Mad Science Music show at school AND (1) coupon from Allen’s Creamery AND (1) bag of musical surprises.
$500+(1) Spring Carnival wristband AND (1) free admission to the Party N Roll game or glamour bus on the Stampede celebration night AND some additional WES swag.
2nd & 3rd highest earnersA free ice cream cone or cup every month for the rest of the school year from Allen’s Creamery!
top earnerA free banana split from Allen’s Creamery every month for the rest of the school year!

$500+ FAMILY PRIZE: Families whose children together raise this amount get free Spring Carnival wristbands and an entry to either the Mustang Daughters Dance or the Mustang Sons Event. The individual children will also still get the prizes for their individual contributions.

CLASS PRIZE: The class from each grade with the highest percentage of participation will receive Jeremiah’s Italian Ice vouchers!

All students will receive a complimentary WES FUNdraiser t-shirt during our event day. Thanks for providing your children’s t-shirt sizes during registration to make this possible.

Mustang Stampede
Sep 21 – Oct 5 all-day
Mustang Stampede

The Mustang Stampede is Windermere Elementary School PTO’s most important fundraising event. Each year this fundraiser is responsible for generating the money that goes to fund our many programs benefiting Windermere Elementary School. Students can earn a variety of prizes based on the amount of donations they collect for their school.

Mustang Stampede Celebration @ Windermere Elementary School
Oct 6 all-day
Mustang Stampede Celebration @ Windermere Elementary School | Windermere | Florida | United States

All of our Mustang families are invited to come celebrate the completion of our Mustang Stampede fundraising!

Past Stampedes