Thank you

FOUNDERS DAY

FEBRUARY 19, 2020

Together, we did it!

Thanks to the more than 1,200 alumni, parents, families, faculty, staff, students, and friends who came together in support of the Williston Northampton School on our 4th annual Founders Day!

Save the date for our 5th annual Founders Day — February 19, 2020


WE DID IT! Thank you!!

1,200 gifts and counting....
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1178

Alumni Gifts by Decade

Way to go 2010s!!!

Class Challenges - Gift Totals

What a terrific and generous response to all the “mini” Founders Day challenges! Thank you!

Parent Challenges

With gifts from more than 200 parents, both challenges were met!! Thank you for your support!

Special Founders Day Challenges

Class of 1974— 20 gifts and counting! (as of 11:00 AM 2/21)
$100 donated for every classmate who gives on Founders Day (up to $2,500)

Class of 1979— CHALLENGE MET: 31 gifts! (as of 11:00 AM 2/21)
When 20 classmates make a gift on Founders Day, a classmate will give $10,000

Class of 1983— CHALLENGE MET: 41 gifts! (as of 11:00 AM 2/21)
When 25 classmates make a gift on Founders Day, a classmate will give $2,500. Additionally, this classmate will contribute an additional $100/classmate who did not give last academic year!

Class of 1982— 38 gifts and counting! (as of 11:00 AM 2/21)

Class of 1984—18 gifts and counting! (as of 11:00 AM 2/21)
When 20 classmates make a gift on Founders Day, 2 classmates will give $3,500

Class of 1989—26 gifts and counting! (as of 11:00 AM 2/21)
When 30 classmates make a gift on Founders Day, a classmate will give $20,000

Class of 1995— 21 gifts and counting! (as of 11:00 AM 2/21)
$100 donated for every classmate who gives on Founders Day (up to $3,000)

Class of 1999— 18 gifts and counting! (as of 11:00 AM 2/21)
When 20 classmates make a gift on Founders Day, a classmate will give $1,000.

Class of 2014— 33 gifts and counting! (as of 11:00 AM 2/21)
$30 donated for every classmate who gives on Founders Day

Classes 2015-2018 — CHALLENGE MET: 149 gifts and counting!!  2015: 28 gifts * 2016: 43 gifts * 2017: 37 gifts * 2018: 41 gifts
(as of 11:00 AM 2/21) 

When 140 alumni in these classes make a gift on Founders Day, a generous alum will give $4,000 ($1,000 per class).

Class of 2019 (senior gift)— CHALLENGE MET! 79% of seniors made a gift!
When the Class of 2019 reaches 75% participation in the senior gift, a generous alum will give $1,000.

Parent Challenge— CHALLENGE MET!
When 50 parents make a gift before 1 p.m. today, a former parent will donate $5,000 to Williston!

When 75 parents make a gift before midnight, a current parent will donate $10,000!  CHALLENGE MET!


Show your support of Founders Day on Social Media

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The origins of Founders Day

Williston Seminary began to celebrate Founders’ Day shortly after Samuel Williston’s death in 1874. Archivist Rick Teller ’70 writes about the history of this day in his From the Archives blog.