A Strong Culture of Philanthropy
The Winchendon School is the best college prep school for students with significant unrealized potential. Thanks to the support of alumni, parents, grandparents, friends, faculty, and staff, businesses, and corporations, Winchendon has grown tremendously over the past 94 years but has stayed true to the School’s mission of transforming the lives of individual students. Your gift to The Winchendon School, therefore, impacts the lives of hundreds of students and their families each year.
THE 1926 SOCIETY
In honor of The Winchendon School’s founding year
The 1926 Society exists to help grow our culture of philanthropy, create lifelong connectedness, and to recognize and thank Winchendon’s donors who demonstrate their belief in the school and in our diverse community through their annual gifts.
While all gifts are gratefully received, The 1926 Society recognizes and celebrates donors who give a total of $1,000 or more during the fiscal year to any Winchendon fund or funds. Young alumni who have graduated in the last ten years will be recognized at lower levels based on their class year.
ANNUAL GIVING SOCIETIES (September 1 - August 31)
Involvement in the 1926 Society is more than a reflection of one’s belief in the mission of The Winchendon School, it is an annual investment in our transformative education.
Founder $1,000 - $1,926
Pioneer $1,927 - $4,999
Young Alumni - Classes of 2016-2019 $100 - $499
Young Alumni - Classes of 2010-2015 $500 - $999
Trailblazer $5,000 - $9,999
Innovator $10,000 - $24,999
Cornerstone $25,000 - $99,999
Pillar of Society $100,000+
CONSECUTIVE YEAR GIVING
The Loyal Winchendon Society honors those donors who have given at any level to The Winchendon School for two consecutive years or more.
The Winch Way 2-5 years
The Green & White Club 6-9 years
The Top of the Mountain 10+ years
CUMULATIVE GIVING (Lifetime)
Our cumulative giving societies recognize donors whose generosity has continued to help build and preserve Winchendon, year after year.
Wassookeag Council $1,000,000+
Newport Council $500,000 - $999,999
Robert Marr Council $250,000 - $499,999
John J. Newberry Council $100,000 - $249,999
Geoffrey Rhoads ‘71 Council $30,000 - $99,999