Campaign Updates


Just days before we finished this issue, we received exciting news of a $6.7 million gift to Williston—the largest in our school’s history.

Made possible by the estate of Henry ’42 & Amy Liss—two longtime Williston champions—this generous gift to Williston’s endowment will be added to two funds they established during their lifetimes. These endowed funds provide support for faculty professional development and financial aid for students of color.

You’ll be hearing more about Henry and Amy Liss in the coming months, but for now, let me say how grateful we are for their extraordinary generosity and commitment. As we approach the closing weeks of the Williston Builds campaign on June 30, 2024, I’m reminded of the many ways the collective contributions of alumni, parents, and friends continue to impact our students, faculty, and programs. Thanks to your generous philanthropic support, Williston has never been stronger.

Eric Yates, Chief Advancement Officer

  • 456: The number of alumni, parents, and friends who gave to endowed funds during the Williston Builds campaign, totaling $16.6 million
  • 4,630: The number of donors who gave on Founders Day since the beginning of the Williston Builds campaign, totaling over $3.5 million
  • 21,116: The number of $100 (or less) gifts to the Williston Northampton Fund, totaling $928,335 since the beginning of the campaign