Annual Fund 2022-2023

2022-23 Wellington Annual Fund

Your Giving in Action.

Dear friends,

The word philanthropy comes from two Greek words meaning love (philia) and mankind (anthrōpos). Your support for Wellington’s students through gifts to the Annual Fund is just one way for you to demonstrate your love for this community. 

During the 2022-23 school year, your generosity galvanized plans for the Innovation Space, a renovated space for students to embrace their entrepreneurial spirit. Thanks to you, our lower school’s new engineering and design thinking special area class will be fully kited with Lego robotics to encourage teamwork and problem-solving. Your love helped Wellington provide even more tuition assistance dollars, helping to make a Wellington education accessible to more families. You helped provide even more programming and support for students’ well-being, which we know is fundamental to thriving academically.  

Your support powers our mission to help students find their purpose and realize their potential for tomorrow’s world every single day. On behalf of the entire Wellington community, we are grateful for your ongoing commitment to Wellington’s success.  

With gratitude,
Jeff Terwin
Head of School

Greatest Needs

We are driven by innovation and are willing to pivot when needed. Your gifts to the Greatest Needs fund supported us in remodeling the Borror Gym to improve safety and elevate appearance, expanding speech pathology services for lower school students through a partnership with Flourish Integrated Therapy, and purchasing LEGO Robotics Kits to support a new engineering and design thinking special area class in the lower school. 

View photos of students using the LEGO Robotics Kits

Well-being and Belonging

Wellington is committed to expanding its efforts to support the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of our students. Your gifts to the Well-Being and Belonging fund supported us in implementing Second Step programming, an evidence-based SEL curriculum, introducing a social-emotional learning specialist in early childhood classrooms, and continuing to support groups like Female Students of Color and sponsor student and faculty participation in events like the People of Color Conference, Celebration of Black Voices, and Pride Parade.

Read more about the 2023 Celebration of Black Voices

Innovation Space

At Wellington, big ideas are welcome. Your gifts to the Innovation Space supported us in thoughtfully designing a space to support group projects and individual work that will spur fresh business ideas, prototypes, and solutions to local and global challenges as part of Wonderlab, Wellington’s research and creative works incubator. 

See the proposed plan

Tuition Assistance

Your gifts to Tuition Assistance supported us in bolstering our tuition assistance program to extend the accessibility of a Wellington education to more students and families. In the 2023-24 school year, Wellington will introduce a financial emergency fund for families experiencing a one-time financial hardship.

Learn more about Wellington's tuition assistance program

Giving by the numbers.

in gifts to the Annual Fund!

donor households.

given in first-time gifts.

new families made a gift!

households made a first time gift!

Alumni donors!

Wellington Societies

The Legacy Society represents individuals who have made a planned gift to Wellington. This support ensures that tomorrow’s students will have continued access to world-class faculty and innovative curriculum in an environment that welcomes curiosity and stirs passion for learning. All planned gifts will go toward The Wellington School Endowment Fund unless otherwise designated. 

The Founders Society is a recognition society for the school's top annual investors - families contributing $10,000 or more to The Wellington Annual Fund. Members of the Founders Society make the biggest impact on Wellington program by providing important funding. This group of investors represents a substantial portion of funds raised. 

The Leadership Society recognizes those donors who invest an annual gift of at least $2,500 per year, and for Alumni who contribute $1,000 or more. Members of the Leadership Society have long recognized the opportunity to lead, and in so doing, help set the bar higher for what our school can accomplish. While every gift is appreciated and we encourage families to give within their comfort level, Leadership gifts account for a substantial portion of funds raised.