We Did It! Thank you to the loyal Williston community for making this Founders Day one for the history books!

Total number of gifts received:


Includes gifts from alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends

What’s Founders Day?

It’s a day-long celebration of the Founders of today's Williston Northampton School -- Samuel and Emily Williston, and Dorothy Bement and Sarah Whitaker.

This is our second annual Founders Day Challenge. Read about how this celebration came to be at our blog post.

When is it?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What is the Founders Day Challenge?

If 500 donors make a gift to the Williston Northampton Fund or Parents’ Fund (one gift for each student at the school) in 24 hours, a group of generous donors will give $50,000 to Williston Northampton!

How Can I Help?

Make your gift between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22 HERE, or give us a call at (413) 529-3311.

Download a founder image to use as your online profile photo!

Samuel Williston
Emily Williston
Dorothy Bement
Sarah Whitaker

make a gift

Click the photo above to download a blank PDF of the sign. Print it, tell us what you found at Williston, take a selfie with the sign, and share it with us!

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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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