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Parent Giving to the williston northampton fund: Making THE DIFFERENCE

Participating in the Williston Northampton Fund—no matter the size of the gift—is the most important thing that a parent can do in support of the Williston Northampton School.

Each year, parent giving to the Williston Northampton Fund provides vital support to the school's operating budget. Gifts address Williston's most pressing needs and the institution's highest priorities.

Please contact Cherrie Collins, associate director of annual giving for parents at (413) 529-3148 for more information.

Parent Co-Chairs of the Williston Northampton Fund

Jodie and Brad Foster, Longmeadow, MA (Olivia '14, Abbie '16, Nikki '20)

Leslie and Bob Lawrence, Norwalk, CT (Oliver '18, Cameron '20)

What is the Williston Northampton Fund?

The Williston Northampton School Fund raises unrestricted dollars that directly flow into the school’s operating budget each year. Gifts from parents and families raise approximately one-third of the overall Williston Northampton Fund each year.

Why is the Williston Northampton Fund necessary?

While tuition at Williston is substantial, it covers only 77% of the actual cost of educating each student. The Williston Northampton Fund helps to make up the difference.

Why should you support the Williston Northampton Fund?

Gifts from parents and families to the Williston Northampton Fund gifts go to work immediately to fund the daily priorities of the school. Every dollar benefits each student every day. Your support also signals to fellow parents, alumni and faculty that Williston is a philanthropic priority for you. It is a meaningful way to become involved in an organization in which you believe.

How will Williston spend the money raised by the Williston Northampton Fund?

Every dollar raised goes directly to the current operating budget and enhances the educational and extra-curricular opportunities available to our students. Gifts from parents and family support faculty enrichment opportunities, the theater and arts program, athletic equipment, the school's facilities, library resources, and more.

How much do families give?

Participation is what matters most, and every gift makes a difference. Every year, close to 70% of parents made a gift to the Williston Northampton Fund ranging from $5 to $50,000. We hope that you will support the Williston Northampton Fund at a level that is comfortable for your family.

What is the 1841 Society?

The 1841 Society recognizes donors who contribute $1,841 or more to the Williston Northampton Fund each year. The 1841 Society ensures that today's students experience the fullest range of intellectual, athletic, and artistic opportunities. Gifts to the 1841 Society account for more than 80% raised annually and are a critical component of the Williston Northampton Fund.

Head's Council

$50,000 or more

Cornerstone Circle

$25,000 - 49,999

Founders Circle

$10,000 - 24,999


$5,000 - 9,999


$2,500 - 4,999


$1,841 - 2,499

My child is receiving financial aid. Is it okay to make a gift?

Your gift to the Williston Northampton Fund will not affect your financial aid package. We encourage all families to support the Williston Northampton Fund.

Can I make a gift in honor of someone?

Yes, you may make a gift in honor of someone who has made an impact on your child’s Williston experience. Simply indicate who you would like to honor on the gift form.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Yes, 100% of your gift is tax deductible.

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Founded in 1841, Williston is a student-centered, coeducational institution comprising a Middle School of day students and an Upper School of boarding and day students from 25 states and 27 countries.
Williston is a good fit for motivated students who want to be challenged by a variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you!
Williston classes are discussion based and collaborative, and we have developed outstanding programs that inspire students to excel. Our faculty members provide a model of critical thinking and enthusiastic engagement.

Williston offers the opportunity to pursue your passions and explore your independence in a community of adults there to guide you. Live and learn on a campus where leadership skills and lifelong friendships take root.

Williston offers an academic arts program complemented by parallel extracurricular arts activities—all taught by faculty members who are practicing musicians, actors, and visual artists.
Williston fields 67 interscholastic teams at the varsity, junior varsity, and beginner levels in 35 sports to give students a full range of opportunities to play. We also offer recreational options and fitness training.
Whether graduates of Williston Academy, Northampton School for Girls, or the Williston Northampton School, our alumni are an engaged and supportive part of the school’s family. No matter where they are in the world, our alumni believe in doing good well.
Giving to Williston supports the ongoing life and mission of the school. We invite you to explore how to help advance and sustain our special learning environment.
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