Voting your confidence in Wellington.

The very foundation of The Wellington School is rooted in an entrepreneurial and philanthropic spirit. The philanthropic support of parents, grandparents, faculty/staff, alumni, and friends have a positive impact on every aspect of our school, every day. Every dollar gifted to Wellington not only supports the important work of today, it lays the path that guarantees our future.

Did You Know

Last year 553 individuals contributed to a total of $502,000 to the annual fund

Without the annual fund, tuition would need to increase by $752 per student to balance the school’s budget

Nearly $40,000 was raised from 370 individuals who gave less than $250

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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.

The Wellington Annual Fund serves as the everyday difference maker for the school by providing financial flexibility that allows innovation and collaboration to abound in our learning environment.
Planned Giving and support for our endowment and special projects serves as an investment in Wellington’s future.

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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J.J. Bain

Data, Gift Processing, and Research Officer