The Waterford Fund & Waterford Rises

TRANSFORM WATERFORD TODAY THROUGH THE WATERFORD FUND

Giving to the Waterford Fund demonstrates your commitment to the joy and connection inherent in a world-class liberal arts education. Your gift is put to work immediately to strengthen the student experience and sustain our shared purpose.

HOW YOUR GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

55 Students have completed Waterford sponsored internships since 2015

85 Awards earned by students for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in 2022

60 Class IV students studied Robotics in Lower School in 2021-22

YOUR GIFT TO THE WATERFORD FUND SUPPORTS

* A vibrant student experience 
* Professional development for our faculty and staff
* Maintenance of our innovative 41 acre campus
* A challenging curriculum that sustains a lifetime of learning
* Creative expression through the performing and visual arts
* Competitive athletic programs

LEARN WHY YOUR PARTICIPATION IS VITAL

High participation demonstrates our community’s commitment and belief in our school and its mission. Gifts to this fund are used to provide each student, teacher, and coach with the resources they need to thrive and excel.

WATERFORD RISES INSPIRING WATERFORD’S BRIGHT FUTURE

The capital campaign is off to a spectacular start with historic levels of generosity. Let’s rise together, and with your support, Waterford Rises will deliver:

TEACHING EXCELLENCE
a state-of-the-art Science Center

STUDENT EXPERIENCE
a new turf field

STUDENT HEALTH & WELLNESS
a new heart of campus in the Student Commons

STUDENT ACCESS & TEACHER SUPPORT
expanding the endowment

WATERFORD RISES IS A HISTORIC CAPITAL CAMPAIGN TO:

INVEST in a bright and exciting future for Waterford

INSPIRE the future of teaching excellence and student learning

IMAGINE transformational changes for our campus to create a legacy for generations of students

HOW TO SUPPORT WATERFORD SCHOOL

Thank you for making your gift during this historic year. If you are making a gift to both Waterford Fund and Waterford Rises, please follow these steps:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page if you would like to view Recognition Opportunities before making your gift.
  2. Determine the total amount of your annual Waterford Fund gift and your Waterford Rises Capital Campaign gift and enter it in the “gift amount” box
  3. Enter your desired designation for the Waterford Fund, then click “Support Another Fund”, and select your desired designation for Waterford Rises

MAKE A PLEDGE TO WATERFORD RISES

  • If you wish to make a pledge towards the Waterford Rises Capital Campaign, please click Pledge Now below.
  • Commitments of $25,000 or more can be pledged over up to three years.
  • We welcome gifts of any amount using our online giving page.

RECOGNITION OPPORTUNITIES

Giving Circles

GOLD CIRCLE
$25,000+
BLUE CIRCLE
$10,000 – $24,999
BURGUNDY CIRCLE
$5,000 – $ 9.999
RAVENS CIRCLE
$2,500 – $4,999
1981 CIRCLE
$1,981 – $2,499
FRIEND OF WATERFORD
$1 – $1,980

*Revised Gift Circles to begin 2022-23 school year

Donor Wall Levels

CORNERSTONE
$1,000,000+
LEADERSHIP
$100,000 – $999,999
CAMPAIGN CHAMPIONS
$50,000 – $99,999
$25,000 – $49,999
$10,000 – $24,999
COMMUNITY
$1,000 – $9,999

Commitments of $25,000 or more
can be pledged

over up to three years

All gifts to Waterford School are tax-deductible as charitable contributions. Waterford is a not-for-profit organization and is exempt from federal tax under section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Code. Please reach out to the Development Office with any questions or to learn more about the Waterford Fund.