Annual Fund 2021-22

2021-22 Wellington Annual Fund

Your Giving in Action.

Dear friends,

Your support for Wellington’s Annual Fund champions the people, programs, and spaces that make our community vibrant, diverse, and flexible.

Philanthropy is built into our school’s history and traditions. The philanthropy of Wellington’s founders inspired them to dedicate their time, talent, and treasure to creating a learning environment that empowers students to find their purpose and realize their potential for tomorrow’s world.   

During the 2021-22 school year, your gifts to the annual fund helped us launch new initiatives, provide tuition assistance, and pivot and respond to changing needs as they arose throughout the year.

Your support powers our mission every single day. We are grateful for your ongoing commitment to the success of Wellington.

With gratitude,

Jeff Terwin

Head of School

Emerging Priorities

Your support for emerging priorities, designed to support Wellington's new initiatives, instituted a new composting program and commissioned the Roberts Field Gatehouse Pavilion.

Composting in the Thomas Family Dining Room

For the 2021-22 school year, Wellington made sustainability a core priority – from sustainability education to implementing new practices. We hosted a pumpkin composting drop-off event after Halloween, began a building-wide composting initiative in the Thomas Family Dining Room, and partnered with Compost Clubhouse, a local nonprofit organization that empowers kids to educate their community on diverting food waste from landfills. Your generosity allowed us to divert over 3 tons of food waste from the landfill!

Check out our new composting program

Roberts Field Gatehouse Pavilion

During games, student-athletes appreciate the loud cheers of the crowd. To ensure attendees have a comfortable and convenient visitor experience, Wellington has commissioned architectural designs for the Roberts Field Gatehouse Pavilion thanks to your support. The Pavilion will provide a sheltered space for ticket, food, and beverage sales to support athletic programming through an expanded revenue stream. We look forward to sharing further details in the coming months.

Prevailing Priorities

Your support for prevailing priorities allowed us to pivot, enhance, and grow in response to changing opportunities and unforeseen challenges. This year, Wellington purchased iPads for the lower in an effort to provide a 1:1 ratio, hired additional learning guides, and enabled students to have travel opportunities.

Seniors in New York City

Stepping outside the classroom helps subjects come alive. Unable to take a Wellington International Student Experience (WISE) trip due to travel restrictions, Wellington wanted to give the Class of 2022 a travel opportunity to close out their final year. In May, seniors headed to New York City where they visited museums, took in a Broadway show, met with Wellington alumni, and toured Ellis Island. After their urban adventure, they headed to Pennsylvania's Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area for mountain biking and hiking.

View pictures of the senior trip

Tuition Assistance

Wellington's tuition assistance program extends the accessibility of a Wellington education to more students and families.

Expanding Access to a Wellington Education

During the 2021-22 school year, applications for tuition assistance increased by 18%. Tuition assistance requests cross every section of our learning community, with a major portion of awards going to siblings of current students, supporting Wellington's goal of prioritizing keeping families at one school. Your support allows access to an educational experience that enables students to explore their passions and develop the skills necessary to be successful in any opportunities they pursue. 

Learn more about our tuition assistance program

Giving by the numbers.

in gifts to the Wellington Annual Fund.

donor households.

in gifts of $250 or less. Every gift has an impact no matter its size!

given in first-time gifts!