Your Gift
Makes a Difference

Building on a Decade of Momentum

During the past 10 years, we’ve moved forward and up, making steady improvements to all aspects of life and learning at Williston Northampton School and strengthening our position as exemplars in the boarding-school world. As we embark upon Williston Builds, this powerful momentum is our springboard, inspiring us to continue the good work of a decade by building an even greater Williston.

Williston Northampton Fund

Every year, gifts to the Williston Northampton Fund go to work immediately, directly supporting the people and programs that make a Williston Northampton School education transformative.

Planned Giving

Individuals may wish to leave a generous legacy that will support Williston Northampton School beyond their lifetimes. Planned gifts to Williston Northampton include bequests, life income arrangements, and other deferred gifts.

Capital Giving

Capital gifts provide essential funds to maintain and enhance the distinctive qualities that define Williston Northampton. Capital gifts include endowed funds for financial aid, faculty, and campus infrastructure as well as funds for current projects and operational needs.

Ways to Give

  • Online

    Make your gift online by credit card

  • Venmo

  • Monthly recurring gift

    BECOME A SUSTAINING DONOR – Simple Action. Big Impact.

    When you become a sustaining donor to The Williston Northampton School by setting up a monthly or annual recurring gift, your gift will work all year long.

    • It’s Easy. Set up your gift once, and you’re done
    • It’s Economical. Give regular amounts that fit your budget
    • It’s Green. Once your gift is in place, you won’t receive any other solicitations
    • It’s Meaningful. Your gift is an investment in our students and faculty
    • Sustaining donors become members of our Green and Blue Loyalty Society immediately.

    Make your sustaining gift to Williston today.

  • Mail

    Please make checks payable to the Williston Northampton School and mail to:

    Williston Northampton School
    Advancement Office
    19 Payson Avenue
    Easthampton, MA 01027

  • Phone/In Person

    You may make a gift with a check or with the following credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover. Gifts can be charged to a credit card by calling (413) 529-3300 or visiting the Advancement Office, located on the second floor of the Homestead.

  • Other Ways to Give (Wire Transfer, Stock, IRA, DAF, matching gifts, etc.)


    When using Flywire, please include a comment referencing your donation (and the amount if also paying tuition).

    Wire Transfer


    Beneficiary Bank Information
    People’s United Bank
    850 Main Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06644


    Swift Code:

    The Williston Northampton School
    19 Payson Avenue
    Easthampton, Massachusetts 01027

    Account #:


    Receiving Bank:
    People’s United Bank
    50 Main Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06604

    ABA #:

    The Williston Northampton School
    19 Payson Avenue
    Easthampton, Massachusetts 01027

    Beneficiary Account #:


    Gifts of securities

    Giving appreciated stocks or bonds that you have held for more than one year is one of the most tax-advantageous ways to give. With certain limitations, you can deduct the full fair market value of long-term appreciated securities and usually avoid the tax on the gain.

    If the stock is in street name in a brokerage account:

    1. The donor’s broker may wire the stock to Williston Northampton’s account at the following wire address:

    DTC #0015
    Re: Charitable Account No. 357-898629-517
    Williston Northampton School
    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
    Worcester, MA
    Attn: Nancy Oldakowski
    (800) 451-4027

    2. For all transfers please put the following language in the memo field: “Williston Northampton School Gift”

    3. Alternatively donor’s broker may open an account in the school’s name and transfer the securities into that account. Please have the donor’s broker call the Chief Advancement Officer, Eric Yates at (413) 529-3306.

    It is very important that the donor or the donor’s broker call the Advancement Office (413) 529-3300 to notify the school that a wire transfer is occurring. When the donor has possession of a stock certificate in his or her name: the donor should mail the unsigned certificate by certified or regular mail to Eric Yates, Chief Advancement Officer, Williston Northampton School, 19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027. Under separate cover by regular mail, the donor should send to the same address a stock power signed exactly as the donor’s name appears on the stock certificate but not filled out otherwise. In addition, the donor must also include a signed security release form (only the shaded portion need be filled in.) Both these forms may be obtained by calling the Advancement Office. Stock powers may also be obtained at banks or brokerage houses. Please note that in order to receive proper credit for capital gains tax purposes, it is imperative that the stock is sold in the school’s account and not the account of the donor.

    Gifts from your IRA

    You can make a tax-free gift from your traditional IRA (other qualified retirement plans such as 401(k)s and 403(b)s are not eligible). You must be at least 72 years old to take advantage of this opportunity (see IRS guidelines). You must transfer your gift directly from your IRA administrator to Williston Northampton School. The total of all of your rollover gifts in any one year cannot exceed $100,000 per person. A spouse with a separate IRA could also make a rollover gift of up to $100,000 if they otherwise qualify.

    The benefits of an IRA charitable rollover gift include:

    • Satisfies the required minimum distribution but is not included in taxable income.
    • Avoids income tax on IRA withdrawals.
    • Supports the important work of Williston with a tax-free gift (our EIN is 04-1975990).
    • Checks should be sent directly from your IRA administrator, made payable to Williston Northampton School, and mailed to Williston Northampton School, 19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027 with your name in the memo line.

    Donor Advised Funds

    To make a gift through a donor advised fund (e.g., Fidelity Investments, Charles Schwab, or a local community foundation), please complete the form below.

    Corporate Matching Gifts

    Double the impact of your gift! Many corporations offer matching gift programs to their employees and their families. Simply obtain a matching gift form, normally from your company’s human resource department, complete the necessary information and return it to the school with your gift.

    Planned Giving and Bequests

    Planned gifts can provide income to Williston Northampton for years into the future while at the same time providing a benefit to the donor. For more information, visit our Planned Giving page, or contact the Advancement Office at (413) 529-3300 or by emailing

Why I Give

Gifts from generous alumni, families, and friends have made an indelible impact on the Williston Northampton School.

Giving Matters

Your gift to Williston Northampton provides invaluable opportunities for students and faculty.

Contact Us

To discuss supporting the Williston Northampton School and the impact that you wish to have, please contact the Advancement Office at (413) 529-3300 or email us.