Winsor began 130 years ago as a promise to girls. Now, more than 3,500 Winsor donors have kept a promise of their own—to the school and to future generations of students.
The school's groundbreaking campaign came to a close on October 15, 2016, with the announcement of $81.4 million in gifts and pledges, exceeding its $80 million goal.
The Winsor Promise grew out of a dream to transform the school's historic Boston campus in order to support a vision of a 21st-century education for academically promising girls. "What we've accomplished together will shape the education of Winsor girls for decades to come," reflects Allison Kaneb Pellegrino '89, P'21, '22, the president of the Winsor Corporation and a Promise co-chair.
Since its launch three years ago, the campaign has achieved an unprecedented level of support for Winsor, both in terms of dollars raised and participation. In all, more than 3,500 members of the school community contributed, nearly 20 percent greater than in any previous Winsor campaign. Incredibly, the school received 114 gifts of $100,000 or more, and 21 gifts of a $1,000,000 or more. "This was about the whole community coming together to make this happen," exclaimed Winsor trustee Joseph O'Donnell P'05, '07, speaking on behalf of his fellow Promise co-chairs.
"The girls are at the center of it all," Head of School Sarah Pelmas said in expressing the school's lasting gratitude. "Thank you for believing in their promise and their dreams. And thank you for giving them such a strong, fabulous school."
For much more, click here to visit the Promise website.