Opportunities to learn and grow. Relationships that have lasted a lifetime. You found your place here at Williston and your class gift at reunion is a powerful way for you to honor this place and the people who inspired you. During your reunion year, everyone is asked to participate in making a gift through the Williston Northampton Fund. Typically, alumni will stretch to make a larger gift in their reunion year, making Williston Northampton a top priority in their philanthropic plans. Thank you for honoring your experience and legacy with a gift in celebration of your Reunion!
50th Reunion Class Giving
All gifts to Williston Northampton School count toward your 50th Reunion Gift, but gifts to the Williston Northampton Fund provide the cornerstone for your Class Gift. Gifts toward endowment, as well as capital and planned gifts, documented bequest intentions, and the designation of retirement assets are acknowledged in the 50th Reunion Class total*. In addition, all cash gifts received in your reunion years as well as any amount pledged for the four years following will be acknowledged in the 50th Reunion Class gift total.
Alumni celebrating their 50th Reunion are also encouraged to explore planned giving vehicles.
* Bequest intentions and the designation of retirement plan assets will be counted as part of the 50th Reunion Gift total. Deferred gifts will be counted and credited, per School gift acceptance and crediting policies, on the date the donor signs the appropriate deferred gift agreement and provides appropriate documentation for the deferred gift commitment. The execution by the donor of an “estate gift intention form” is the preferred method of confirming the donor’s commitment. Alumni who document a bequest intention prior to or during the 50th reunion year will be recognized in the school’s Elm Tree Society.
Class of 1969 50th Reunion Gift
All gifts and 5-year pledges to the Williston Northampton Fund will create an expendable Class of 1969 Memorial Scholarship which will be awarded annually to a student who will be designated as the “Class of ’69 Williston Northampton Fund Scholar” for the next five years.
Our goal is 50% participation and $100,000 (including 5 year pledges). Please join us and make your gift today. Questions? Please contact Ellie Ballard, director of annual giving, at (413) 529-3311 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jim Fisher ’69.