Your donations of time, talent, and treasure have a profound impact on students at The Wellington School.

Operational expenses

It’s a simple fact that tuition revenue does not cover the full cost of education, from teacher salaries to book purchases to building maintenance to financial aid, we spend more than the cost of admission. Every year we seek to raise money to fund the budget. This is the Wellington Annual Fund. Think of this as our checking account – it’s how we pay the bills.

Transformational projects

The checking account is great for ongoing expenses, but sometimes we need to fund bigger initiatives, such as new facilities. In our personal lives, we dip into our savings account to meet needs like this. At Wellington, your charitable contribution of capital may help us construct a building, a wing, or an athletic facility.


This is our savings account – the money set aside for long term financial stability. Schools build endowments by agreeing to hold a donor’s gift in permanent investment and to spend only a portion of its annual income. Endowments provide an important stream of annual income over time, while also providing a reserve of assets (your invested gifts) that can help the institution weather tough economic times. Endowed funds are often established to fund programs, such as financial aid or academic initiatives.

Special purposes

From time to time, there are special opportunities that arise, sometimes at the school’s initiative and sometimes at the donor’s initiative, to fund specific programs or learning opportunities. Your restricted gift can support any number of opportunities that fall outside of the regular operating budget.

Help Wellington create transformational opportunities through engagement grants, out of classroom experiences, and much more by giving to The Wellington Annual Fund. Make an impact today!
Planned giving ensures that tomorrow’s students will have an opportunity to discover and develop their passions through access to world-class faculty and innovative curriculum. Discover how your gift can have a lifelong impact.
Supporting Wellington through volunteering is a great way to give back to the community while getting to know other parents, faculty, and staff. Explore the many ways your skills can impact the Wellington community.

Investing in Wellington creates transformational opportunities for students.

“The Wellington difference isn’t just about the academics. The kids are more prepared for what life has to throw at them, because they’ve experienced the real world beyond what they’ve read in books. Whether in athletics, arts, or academics, Wellington is about students enjoying the process of learning and being proud of what they’ve accomplished.”

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Contact the Development Office

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Laurie Beth Sweeney

Director of Development
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Makiva McIntosh

Assistant Director of Development - Annual Giving
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Holden Richards

Alumni Relations & Affinity Officer
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J.J. Bain

Data, Gift Processing, and Research Officer