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Legacy of Excellence Bequest Campaign

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A $50M Bequest Campaign for WMA’s Endowment

Wilbraham & Monson Academy has been a beacon of educational excellence for 220 years, shaping the lives of students and preparing them for a future of leadership, innovation, and impact. To propel the Academy into the next chapter of its story, we are proud to announce the Legacy of Excellence Endowment Bequest Campaign.

Join the Campaign!

The difference between a good school and a great school is philanthropy.

WMA's endowment - currently $11.7M - provides only a small part of what is needed to keep WMA running each year: academic programs, athletics, arts, and everything else that makes WMA so special. Growing the endowment is critical to the long-term sustainability of the Academy and is the best way to cement the Academy's status as a preeminent educational institution through the next 220 years.

So, building on the momentum created by the recent announcement of historic planned gifts by Mr. & Mrs. William James '64W and Mr. & Mrs. James LaCrosse '50W, the Board of Trustees has approved a bold target:
Reaching $50 million in declared bequests for the endowment.

With roughly $30M in declared gifts already, we can get there!   

Bequests and other planned gifts are the easiest and most impactful way for WMA supporters to provide this long-term financial foundation. By naming WMA in your estate, you can propel us on this journey of legacy and impact!

Endowment Impact


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The average endowment for independent schools across Massachusetts is $103M. Learn more about how the endowment impacts WMA

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Secure a transformational education for generations of students to come!