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The Fund for
Everyday Excellence

Be the difference-maker.

When you give to Watkinson’s Fund for Everyday Excellence, the annual fund, you provide the school critical resources to dedicate to the greatest needs. Your gift will benefit all students, helping them create their stories throughout their journey at Watkinson and beyond. 

Please consider making a gift to the Fund for Everyday Excellence and helping to continue Watkinson’s story.  You will make their stories possible. 

Fund for Everyday Excellence Giving Levels

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Friends of Watkinson Giving Levels

If you would like to discuss your gift, please contact Director of Development Thomas Murphy at 860-236-5618 x128.

Recurring Gifts

Utilizing the recurring gift program to support The Fund for Everyday Excellence helps spread your support throughout the year and is a convenient way to anticipate your donations in your personal budget. Monthly giving is a cost-efficient way to provide Watkinson School with a steady stream of support. 

If for any reason you wish to increase, decrease, discontinue your gifts, or change the credit card being charged, email Rita Ramos in the Development Office at rita_ramos@watkinson.org or call 860-570-8123 and we will gladly accommodate you.

Other ways of giving

City Scholars

This program provides a one-year postgraduate experience at The Academy at Watkinson for deserving Hartford high school graduates. City Scholars also strengthen their high school transcript with classes at the University of Hartford.

Grace Scholars

Created in 2018 by founding donors Janice & David Klein, this fund is designated for 8th grade graduates of Grace Academy in Hartford to enroll at Watkinson for their high school years.

Watkinson Now

This fund allows donors to apply their gift toward scholarship support for deserving students who greatly enrich and diversify our community.

Stock Gifts

A gift of securities, held by your bank or brokerage or held by you, offers significant tax advantages.

Matching gifts

Thousands of companies have matching gift programs to encourage philanthropy by their employees. Some companies even match giving by spouses and/or retirees. See if your company has a matching gift program that would benefit Watkinson; you may be able to double or even triple the impact of your gift! Contact kristen_gordon@watkinson.org if you have questions.

A 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.

Meet the team

Thomas Murphy
Director of Development
Kristen Gordon
Director of Annual Fund & Alumni Relations
Rita Ramos
Development Coordinator
Tia Giansiracusa
Development Associate

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