Now is when we change the world.
By design and in practice — 140 years of practice, to be precise — Watkinson is the school that helps students meet and conquer unpredictable challenges. The world has never needed our graduates more. Those same challenges make this a year of unprecedented barriers for many families. In order to directly support Watkinson’s commitment to financial aid, this year’s campaign will merge the Fund for Everyday Excellence (our annual fund) with the Watkinson.Now. Fund (our fund for financial aid and scholarships). The 2020-2021 Watkinson.Now. Financial Aid Fund will change the lives of students — as well as the life of the school. Here’s how you can help. Join us by making your gift and help us create another 140 years of the kind of education that our students need. NOW!
Watkinson.Now. Campaign Giving Clubs
Change a Life Circle $250,000 - $1,000,000+
140th Celebration Society $100,000 - $249,999
1881 Founder's Society $50,000 - $99,999
Head's Scholar Society $15,000 - $49,999
David Watkinson Society $10,000 - $14,999
Nicholas Feringa Society $5,000-$9,999
Trustees’ Circle $2.500–$4,999
Circle of Excellence $1,000–$2,499
Friends of Watkinson $1- $999
Ways to give
A gift of securities, held by your bank or brokerage or held by you, offers significant tax advantages.
Spreading your support throughout the year is a convenient way to include your donations in your personal budget. Monthly giving is a cost-efficient way to provide Watkinson School with a steady stream of support.
Thousands of companies offer matching gift programs to encourage philanthropy among their employees. Some companies will even match giving by spouses and/or retirees. Simply complete a matching gift form (on-line or paper); you may be able to double or even triple the impact of your gift! Contact Kristen Gordon if you have questions.
A new, magnified giving opportunity
Change a Life,
Fund a Lifer
“Lifers” — students who reap the unique benefits of a Watkinson education from 6th through 12th grade — develop as powerful learners, leaders, and community members, people whose warmth, insight, influence, and skill affects us all.