Wilbraham & Monson is deeply appreciative of those alumni, parents, faculty and friends who have chosen to support the Academy in perpetuity through the creation of an endowed fund. Endowed funds provide WMA with long term financial support critical to our success in making transformational experiences for students. These funds provide unrestricted support for the Academy’s areas of greatest need, or for a specific purpose within the Academy’s mission which may include scholarship, academics, or faculty support. Those interested in adding to the future stability of the Academy by creating an endowed fund should contact the Office of Advancement. If you wish to make a contribution to an existing fund you may do so by clicking here. Please be sure to name the fund in the comments area of your gift.
Established by Mr. Cardone - after a career spanning more than 50 years as an educator and coach, and honoring his first wife who was a Monson Academy librarian - to provide assistance to students with demonstrated financial need, academic success, and successfully competing in the Academy’s interscholastic programs in football, wrestling or lacrosse.
Created by Miss Elizabeth Hicks of West Hartford, Connecticut, in 1958 in honor of her father Ratcliffe Hicks, who attended Monson Academy in 1857 and 1858 and whose mother, Mariah Sterns, attended Monson Academy in 1837. The Ratcliffe Hicks Memorial Fund provides needed scholarship to an outstanding student with a preference for students from Connecticut.
Mr. Hodgman loved Monson Academy and strove to build bonds between alumni from Monson Academy and Wilbraham Academy. Recipients embody the spirit of Parker Hodgman: strong character, a love for the Academy, seeing themselves as a global citizen and the helping to make our world a better place for all people.
This fund was established in 2001 and provides travel grants to faculty members (and their family) who have completed more than five years of classroom teaching in the Upper School to become more aware of the interdependent world in which we live and to develop an understanding of different countries, especially those of our international students