Parents' Fund: Parents Make the Difference
Participating in the Parents' Fund—no matter the size of the gift—is the most important thing that a parent can do in support of the Williston Northampton School. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped us reach 70% participation for the 2015-2016 Parents' Fund!
Each year, the Parents' Fund, which is part of the Annual Fund, provides vital support to the school's operating budget. Gifts address Williston's most pressing needs and the institution's highest priorities. This year, the Parents' Fund has a goal of $490,000 with 75% parent participation; this will represent approximately one-third of the total Annual Fund.
Please contact Cherrie Collins, associate director of parent giving at (413) 529-3148 for more information.
Jodie and Brad Foster, Longmeadow, MA (Olivia ’14, Abbie ’16, Nikki ’20)
Leslie and Bob Lawrence, Norwalk, CT (Oliver ’18)
The Parents' Fund is a component of Williston's Annual Fund to which parents, alumni and friends make unrestricted gifts that flow directly into the school's operating budget each year.
While tuition at Williston is substantial, it covers only 77% of the actual cost of educating each student. The Parents' Fund helps to make up the difference.
Parents' Fund gifts go to work immediately to fund the daily priorities of the school. Every dollar benefits each student every day. Your support also signals to fellow parents, alumni and faculty that Williston is a philanthropic priority for you. It is a meaningful way to become involved in an organization in which you believe.
Every dollar raised goes directly to the current operating budget and enhances the educational and extra-curricular opportunities available to our students. The Parents' Fund supports faculty enrichment opportunities, the theater and arts program, athletic equipment, the school's facilities, library resources and more.
Participation is what matters most, and every gift makes a difference. Last year, 70% of parents made a gift to Williston's Parents' Fund ranging from $5 to $50,000. We hope that you will support the Parents' Fund at a level that is comfortable for your family.
The 1841 Society recognizes donors who contribute $1,841 or more to the Parents' Fund each year. The 1841 Society ensures that today's students experience the fullest range of intellectual, athletic, and artistic opportunities. Gifts to the 1841 Society are a critical component of the Parents' Fund.
|Head's Council||$50,000 or more|
|Cornerstone Circle||$25,000 - 49,999|
|Founders Circle||$10,000 - 24,999|
|Benefactors||$5,000 - 9,999|
|Patrons||$2,500 - 4,999|
|Associates||$1,841 - 2,499|
Your gift to the Parents' Fund will not affect your financial aid package. We encourage all families to support the Parents' Fund.
Yes, you may make a gift in honor of someone who has made an impact on your child’s Williston experience. Simply indicate who you would like to honor on the gift form.
Yes, 100% of your gift is tax deductible.