Programs and Priorities
The Annual Giving Campaign is the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts. Donations support every aspect of the Waterford experience, including faculty salaries, need-based scholarships, professional development, campus renewal and other operating expenses required to maintain our 40 acre campus. Donations strengthen all of our programs, from academics and athletics to music, art and community service. Waterford depends on Annual Giving gifts to close the gap between tuition and the actual cost of providing a Waterford education. Every member of the Waterford community is asked to consider a tax-deductible donation for Annual Giving at the beginning of each school year.
Linda Kitchen Scholarship
Created by Mark Bromley in 1994, and now in memory of Linda Kitchen, a beloved faculty member, two Scholarships are funded by nearly 100% of the Faculty and many alumni. This scholarship is open for public donation.
Parents’ Association Scholarship Fund
Established in 2001, the Parents Association Scholarship Fund invites all Waterford parents to match the tradition begun by the Faculty Scholarship. The Parents’ Association Scholarship Fund provides ongoing support to the full Scholarship Program.
Parent Advisory Committee Scholarship
Established in 2001, the PAC Scholarship Fund supports one full scholarship each year. 100% of Parents Advisory Committee members support this Scholarship.
Established in 2004, the Scholars’ Circle recognizes individual donors who contribute a full scholarship to Waterford. At this time, a gift of $20,000 is considered a full scholarship.
Kary P. Heuston Scholarship
Established in memory of Kary P. Heuston in 2004, this scholarship is funded primarily by an anonymous donor and is open for public donation.
Loretta M. Hill Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2004 in memory of Loretta M. Hill, long-time friend of Waterford, this scholarship is open to public donation.
Scott and Jesselie Anderson Scholarship Fund
Established in 2005, this Scholarship was established to recognize the Andersons’ years of service as Chairs of the Parents Advisory Committee from 1996-2005. This scholarship is open to public donation.
Constance F. and Edward B. Moebus Scholarship
Established in memory of Constance F. and Edward B. Moebus, among the earliest and steadiest supporters of The Waterford School. This Scholarship is open for public donation.
Reverend France A. Davis Scholarship
Established in 2006 to honor the guidance and support provided by Reverend France Davis to the Waterford Scholarship Program. This Scholarship is funded primarily by an anonymous donor and is open for public donation.
Gail S. and Larry H. Miller Scholarship
Established in 2007 to honor Gail and Larry H. Miller for their dedication and service to the community. This Scholarship is funded primarily by an anonymous donor and is open for public donation.
Established in 2007 and funded by the I.J. and Jeanne’ Wagner Charitable Foundation, the Wagner Scholarship is awarded to an Upper School Scholarship Student whose effort, achievement and love of learning raises the standard for all members of the Waterford community.
Merrilee Hanson Professional Development Fund
Established in 2005 to honor Merrilee Hanson, a founding faculty member and the first Director of the Lower Schools, this fund supports faculty research and curriculum development in reading and math.
Faculty Appreciation Fund
Created by the Waterford Advisory Board in 2010, donations to this fund are used to recognize the exceptional work of Waterford faculty.
Senior Gift Fund
Each spring, the Senior Class presents Waterford with a gift to express their appreciation for the school. The gift is chosen by the Senior Class in the fall. Gifts have ranged from the design and construction of an outdoor classroom space to Upper School scholarships. Historically, 100% of the graduating class has donated to this fund; their parents are also invited to participate.
The Waterford Endowment consists of funds that are invested in perpetuity. Proceeds from Endowed funds may be unrestricted, providing a resource used to meet current operating budget priorities and new opportunities as they arise, or may be designated for specific purposes.