Capital and Major Gifts
Gifts to Endowment
A healthy endowment provides a permanent, continuously growing stream of funds so Wilbraham & Monson Academy can continue to provide a high quality education for talented young women and men, generation after generation. Leadership contributions from inspired individuals at a major gift level ($5,000 and above) keep Wilbraham & Monson Academy strong. There are many avenues by which your major gift can make a major impact on the Academy.
- Endowed scholarships
- Faculty professional-development funds
- Faculty chair funds
- Funds restricted to a particular department or concentration
Gifts for Special Projects, Facilities or Capital Improvements
Gifts for facilities provide the much-needed space and equipment to support WMA's outstanding academics, arts, and athletics. They also give donors the opportunity to celebrate their interests while contributing toward a lasting physical space, enjoyed and used by students and the community for multiple generations.
Multi-year pledges and challenge grants which encourage others to participate are common.
If you need additional information about major gifts, contact Christina Cronin, CFRE, Director of Major Gifts and Campaign Coordinator, ccronin@WMA.us or 413.596.8189
2012 Capital Fundraising Campaigns
WMA Dining Hall Renovation
UPDATE: Goal was surpassed. Amount raised: $193,322
Purpose: In fall 2011, the Academy invested $80,000 in new windows for Lak Dining Hall. This $75,000 campaign will enable us to purchase new tables and chairs, carpeting, and kitchen equipment.
The renovations will improve the atmosphere of the dining hall and create a space to hold formal sit-down lunches where students and faculty will sit together and converse. This program will build community and help our students improve their manners, as well as communication and social skills. More…
Fostering the Arts Campaign
UPDATE: Goal was surpassed. Amount raised: $38,000
Purpose: Study of the arts is an essential part of a Wilbraham & Monson Academy education and a requirement for all students. The benefits of arts education include success in school, success in developing intelligence, success in society, and success in life.
WMA’s 2011 Fostering the Arts Campaign will provide $35,000 in additional assets to our Fine & Performing Arts Department so that our talented faculty can raise the level of arts education on campus. More…
Alumni who studied with former WMA theatre teacher John Sbordone are raising money in his honor for improvements to the Founders Theatre. The John Sbordone Fund will help provide new lighting and curtains. More…
Gifts to Endowment
A healthy endowment provides a permanent, continuously growing stream of funds generation after generation. Leadership contributions from inspired individuals at a major gift level ($25,000 and above) keep Wilbraham & Monson Academy strong.
There are many avenues by which your endowment gift to the Academy can make a major impact:
- Endowed scholarships support deserving and talented students
- Faculty professional development funds ensure the best instruction
- Departmental funds enhance and expend courses, curricula, and learning
Gifts for Special Projects, Facilities, or Capital Improvements
Gifts for facilities provide the competitive edge for the Academy’s outstanding academics, arts, and athletics. They also give donors the opportunity to celebrate, enjoy, and lead others by example.
|Henry Downey '70 and Xavier Braham, recipient of the John A. Sweeney ’47 Scholarship.|| |
Athletic Center Dedication May 2008
If you need additional information about major gifts, contact Director of Major Gifts and Campaign Coordinator Christina Cronin CFRE at 413.596.9189.