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In honor of The Winchendon School’s founding year

Thanks to the support of alumni, parents, grandparents, friends, faculty and staff, businesses, and corporations, Winchendon has grown tremendously over the past 93 years but has stayed true to the School’s mission of transforming the lives of individual students.  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.

To make a gift online, please use our donation link below.
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.

Transformational Impact
Pillar of Society $100,000+
Cornerstone $25,000 - $99,999

Forward Progress
Innovator $10,000 - $24,999
Trailblazer $5,000 - $9,999

Loyal Leading
Pioneer $1,927 - $4,999
Founder $1,000 - $1,926
Young Alumni - Classes of 2016-2019 $100 - $499
Young Alumni - Classes of 2010-2015 $500 - $999

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


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



Leaving a Legacy
In 1926 Lloyd “Harvey” Hatch founded The Wassookeag School in Dexter, ME, which was the predecessor to The Winchendon School (after The Hatch School in Newport, RI)

Here we honor Mr. Hatch and his dedication to education and our school by giving recognition to people who have remembered The Winchendon School in their estate plans and have advised Winchendon of their plans.  Since these gifts come to the School upon maturation of the will or estate, The Hatch Society provides an opportunity to recognize donors during their lifetimes.

Individuals, corporations, and businesses who participate in any of our giving societies will receive special invitations and communications throughout the year.  If you are interested in more information about ways to give to The Winchendon School or if you have any questions, please contact Scott E. Pottbecker at 203-942-4804 or Carrie Ahlborn at 804-761-0804.

To make a gift online, please use our donation link below.