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Impact of the Endowment

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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 of Excellence Endowment Bequest Campaign.

Total Endowment as of June 30, 2023:

Total Endowment as of June 30, 2023:


Restricted: $8,008,615
Unrestricted: $3,634,094

As of June 30, 2023, WMA’s endowment had a balance of approximately $11.7M. While this is up from $11.3M the prior year, the independent school average across Massachusetts is $103M. 

The endowment provided $564,000 to WMA's operating budget last year; just $1,500 per student for academic programs, athletics, arts and everything else that makes WMA so special. 

Growing the endowment through bequests and other planned gifts will provide increasing support for the operating budget into perpetuity, reducing our dependence on tuition and opening entirely new opportunities for our students.  

The chart below shows how operating support will increase as the endowment grows. Imagine the impact that $2.5M would have on our students each year!

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Patricia Gallagher
Chief Financial Officer

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