About the Jags Together Fund
Dear Wellington Community,
I have never been more proud to be a Wellington Jaguar as I’ve watched our community come together in new and inspiring ways over the last few weeks. Our tradition of innovation, our agility, and our optimism all shine brightly as we face this unprecedented crisis together.
We are fortunate that Wellington is currently in a strong financial position. The perceptive guidance from our board of trustees and the accomplished leadership from across the community, along with your unmatched confidence and philanthropy, have brought us here. We have done this together. We will pass on the operational savings due to our school building not being in use by offering a one-time credit toward 2020-2021 tuition of $300 per returning student.
Wellington is more than a building, it is a community. Our primary focus beyond educating our students is ensuring our community does not lose a single member as we weather this storm imposed by the economic impact of COVID-19. Now, more than ever, we have to rally together to look out for each other. With unflappable optimism, Wellington is launching a new way our community can support those of us who have been hit especially hard by the economic impact of COVID-19. The Jags Together Fund will offer additional temporary tuition assistance for the 2020-2021 school year for any Wellington family in need. The school has invested a significant amount of additional emergency tuition assistance to get this fund started, but we need your help to meet the anticipated need.
There are two ways you can contribute immediately:
- You can help our community during this time of need by giving directly to the Jags Together Fund by clicking here.
- You can voluntarily donate your $300 per returning student credit to the Jags Together Fund. Tell us if you’d like to keep or donate your credit below.
If you are in the position to do so, I hope you will unite with us by contributing to the Jags Together Fund. I also encourage any family enduring a financial hardship at this time to please seek assistance by applying. We are here for you.
Whether you need help or can offer it, please visit wellington.org/
Let’s go Jags!
Dr. Jeff Terwin
Wellington Head of School
Each Wellington student and family is an irreplaceable part of our community. We encourage all families who have been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to complete the private application below for temporary tuition support for the 2020-21 school year. Qualification will be awarded based on demonstrated significant need and impact. To be included in the first round of requests for temporary tuition assistance, please complete this form on or before Friday, April 24, 2020.Request support
The Jags Together Fund will support our community by drawing money from operational savings that we will pass on to families in need.
We encourage all families who have been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to complete the application for temporary support. The funds are limited, so qualification will be awarded based on demonstrated significant need and impact.
This temporary tuition assistance covers a portion of Wellington tuition for the 2020-2021 school year.
Families qualify for this one-time emergency-based tuition assistance by completing the application, and demonstrating considerable loss of income, in addition to other factors such as time of lost income anticipated, and number of children in tuition-charging institutions.
Yes. All families with students admitted for the 2020-2021 school year are eligible to apply for temporary tuition assistance funds.
Any awards made will be disbursed through a tuition credit for the 2020-2021 school year. Families that apply on or before April 24, 2020 will be eligible for the first round of assistance. Families will be notified of their Jags Together award by May 15, 2020.
Temporary tuition assistance awards are one-time only, made for the 2020-2021 school year, and are not intended to be ongoing for consecutive school years. Families who find themselves in need of support beyond the 2020-2021 school year will need to apply for tuition assistance through Wellington’s traditional process for future school years.
Yes. Families who have already been awarded some portion of tuition assistance and/or merit support for the 2020-21 school year are eligible to apply for additional temporary tuition assistance, however, qualifying for previous tuition assistance does not guarantee a grant given the emergency funds are limited.
We anticipate that awards will be made in the amount of $2,500, $5,000, and for the especially hard hit - $10,000 per family.
Complete and submit the application form to the Admissions’ Office by Friday, April 24, 2020. We understand that some families who did not originally foresee a temporary economic set-back might experience unanticipated hardship in April and May, so we will accept a second round of applications for any remaining funds by June 15, 2020.
There are two ways you can contribute immediately:
- You can help our community during this time of need by giving directly to the Jags Together fund by clicking here.
- You can voluntarily donate your $300 per returning student credit to the Jags Together Fund. Tell us if you’d like to keep or donate your credits by clicking here.
Want to further your impact? Save the date to make an additional contribution to the Jags Together Fund on June 10 during The Big Give - a 25-hour giving event during which your contribution will be boosted thanks to a $1 million+ bonus pool provided by The Columbus Foundation.
No amount is too small! We appreciate any gift you are able to make and support our community in this time of need.
All questions regarding qualifying and applying for temporary tuition assistance should be directed to Maryline Kulewicz, director of admissions and financial aid, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Specific questions regarding philanthropic contributions to The Jags Together Fund should be directed to Laurie Beth Sweeney, director of development, at email@example.com, or 614.324.8887.