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The Winsor Annual Fund

The success of Annual Giving – and the strength of the school – will always depend on a wonderful spirit of giving.

Your impact goes beyond dollars. The Winsor Annual Fund is the cornerstone of philanthropy at Winsor. Every year, members of the school community join together to recognize the gift they’ve been given – the gift of a Winsor education, and the impact it will have on the rest of their lives. Alumnae, parents, parents of alumnae, faculty and staff, and even the senior class all show how important Winsor is by giving to the Annual Fund each year.

Your gift is put to work right away. The Winsor Annual Fund covers operating expenses and supports students in the classroom, on the athletic fields, in their clubs and extracurricular activities, and everywhere in between – all the areas of the school that make a Winsor education exceptional. Your gift allows Winsor to be flexible in responding to specific budgetary needs as they arise each year.

Every gift makes a difference at Winsor. Last year, gifts of $500 and less totaled more than $220,000, which is greater than any single gift to the Fund. Our collective impact ensures that Winsor will continue to provide an excellent education to our students and incredible opportunities for our teachers.

All in for Winsor. Making a gift is a powerful way to participate in the community, and to show each other that we’re all in for Winsor, and all in for each other. Every student and every teacher benefits from your generosity. Your gift is a vote of confidence in Winsor’s mission and leadership. When we join together to invest in our students’ future, the opportunities are boundless!

Why Give?

“I learned how to write a killer thesis statement.”

“Friends for life.”

“When I came to Winsor in Class V, I felt as if I’d come home.”

“I feel known and understood here.”

“The community of women past and present motivate me to be the best version of myself.”

“The most important women in my life came from Winsor.”

“Winsor taught me to be me - and be proud of it - a gift I value more with every passing year.”

“I will always be grateful to the many gifted teachers who gave me such a great preparation for life.”


Your gift to The Winsor Annual Fund supports many facets of a Winsor experience.

4 millionfinancial aid
100%funds granted for faculty development
290,000 square feet of learning space
45student clubs

Donor Recognition

The Winsor Associates

Named after Winsor's founder, Mary Pickard Winsor, the association recognizes leadership donors who ensure the school's ongoing excellence with annual contributions of $2,500 or more.


Every day, the formative moments enjoyed by our 437 promising and motived students bear the mark of the leaders of Annual Giving.

By investing in Winsor with a gift of $2,500 or more, The Winsor Associates provide critical funding needed for financial aid, faculty support, and every one of Winsor's educational priorities. Young alumnae leaders qualify with gifts of $100 or more, depending on graduation year.

To the 280+ members of The Winsor Associates this year: thank you! Together, you contributed an incredible $2.6 million of the annual giving total. Since this is such a small community, every contribution makes a difference.

Become a Member Today


Levels of GivingYoung Alumnae Levels
Visionary: $100,000 +Classes from the last 5 years: $100
Leader: $50,000-$90,999Classes 6-10 years ago: $500
Benefactor: $25,000-$49,999Classes from 11-15 years ago: $1,000
Patron: $10,000-$24,999
Sponsor: $5,000-$9,999
Associate: $2,500-$4,999

The Pilgrim Road Society

The Pilgrim Road Society honors donors who have contributed to Annual Giving for 3-9 years in a row.

The Pilgrim Road Society celebrates donors that Winsor can count on to contribute to Annual Giving each and every year. All that makes this school exceptional is possible only with the generous and steadfast support of Winsor alumnae, parents, and friends.

Donors who make a gift three years in a row are automatically enrolled. Consecutive years of giving are counted by fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30. In honor of this important commitment, members receive special recognition in the Annual Report of Giving and mementos marking milestone years of giving.


How to Become a Member

Make a gift three years in a row. To sustain your membership, make a gift every year.


The 1886 Society

The 1886 Society recognizes the deep loyalty within the Winsor community. Members of the Society set a philanthropic example for fellow alumnae, parents, and friends and play a vital role in ensuring that Winsor continues to thrive with each incoming class.

Named after the school's founding year, the Society celebrates donors who make annual gifts for ten or more consecutive years. Consecutive years of giving are counted by fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30. In honor of this important commitment, members receive special recognition in the Annual Report of Giving and mementos marking milestone years of giving.


How to Become a Member

Make a gift ten years in a row. To sustain your membership, make a gift every year.

View our Progress

2018-2019 Annual Fund

100%
94%

Parent Participation

100%
87%

Alumnae Participation

100%
35%

Faculty/Staff Participation

100%
98%

VOLUNTEERS LEAD THE WAY

The Winsor Annual Fund reaches the $3.1 million mark each year, thanks in large part to the efforts of more than 150 alumnae and parent volunteers.

Alumnae Giving Committee

Abby Casner Ackerman '86, P'21

Alumnae Giving Co-Chair


Caitlin Crowe '89

Alumnae Giving Co-Chair


Julia C. Livingston '66, P'85, '07
Alumnae Giving Co-Chair


Katherine McCord '02
Alumnae Giving Co-Chair

Parent Giving Committee

Chair:

William H. Heald P'18, '21


Co-Chairs:

Upper School: John Dubrow P'20

Lower School: Maria Furlong P'20, '25

New Parent: Kelly Friendly P'21, '23


Class I: Chris Andrews P'26

Class II: Marion Russell '90, P'22, '25

Class III: Megan Rajala P'23, '24

Class IV: Larry Cheng P'23, '25

Class V: Bhaskar Banerjee P'22

Class VI: Kelly Friendly P'21, '23

Class VII: Nagamani Peri P'20

Class VIII: Ernest Kornmehl P'19 and Julie Kaneb P'15, '19