The 2019-2020 WHITFIELD Fund

MODELING THE HABITS OF MIND & HEART THROUGH GIVING

Character education is at the heart of Whitfield's educational philosophy, and our Habits of Mind & Heart reach far beyond the classroom.  When you make a gift to THE WHITFIELD FUND, you demostrate LEADERSHIP, you drive SCHOLARSHIP, and you support CITIZENSHIP.  Your gift allows students to gain a strong foundation for success in all academic fields, while cultivating their personal growth.

What is The Whitfield Fund?

The Whitfield Fund is the collection of charitable contributions made by members of the Whitfield community: Trustees, alumni, parents of alumni, current families, friends, faculty and staff. These gifts are the lifeblood of the school.  They are flexible and available for immediate use to cover what tuition does not.  Your Whitfield Fund gift supports teachers' salaries and benefits, keeps our facilities safe and clean, and strengthens the athletic and extracurricular programs that round out Whitfield's robust academic curriculum. Gifts to The Whitfield Fund positively impact the school experience for every student at Whitfield.

Why give?

Tuition alone does not cover the cost of a Whitfield education, so gifts from every member of our community are critically important. Whitfield relies on gifts of every size in order to meet its revenue goal. Every single gift directly benefits, and is deeply appreciated by, our community.

YOUR GIFT HELPS STUDENTS LIKE SENIOR ANYA MEHTA GROW AS A LEADER:

“At Whitfield, I uncovered my leadership skills in sports, specifically volleyball. I learned how to become a stronger teammate and leader, and that talent does nothing if everyone plays as individuals. Not only does this apply to volleyball, but to our school.”

YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT ALLOWS WHITFIELD TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN EXCEPTIONAL FACULTY LIKE MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTOR AND ASSISTANT ICE HOCKEY COACH PATRICK O'CONNOR:

“I have discovered a passion for finding new and innovative ways to present and assess material. The faculty and students are consistently open to finding and trying new methods in the classroom and I feel not only allowed but compelled to be innovative.”

YOUR GIFT ENCOURAGES A SCHOOL COMMUNITY IN WHICH ALL INDIVIDUALS FEEL VALUED AND SUPPORTED.  ALUMNA MARIA PACE '19 DESCRIBES WHITFIELD'S EMPHASIS ON CITIZENSHIP:

“I feel Whitfield values diversity and giving everybody a voice in the community. This focus on inclusion and acceptance is a value that I now possess because Whitfield gave me the opportunity to learn about people who are different than myself.”

By the numbers.

14% of the school’s operating budget is made up of contributions to The Whitfield Fund.

73% of Whitfield’s operating budget is dedicated to academic programming,
teaching resources, and faculty & staff salaries and benefits.

100% of our administrative leadership, and faculty & staff support The Whitfield Fund.  OUR GOAL IS FOR 100% OF OUR FAMILIES TO MAKE A GIFT, NO MATTER THE SIZE.

The total amount raised by gifts of $1-$999 last year was $114,000.

We need to raise $1.1M this year to sustain Whitfield’s academic and extracurricular programming.

Are Whitfield families obligated to give?

The culture of philanthropy has always been an essential part of the Whitfield experience. Whitfield's success is the result of the generosity of those who have given in the past, as well as those who give today. We ask that every member of the Whitfield community embrace this spirit and give a gift that is meaningful to them. We encourage you to uphold the tradition of giving to The Whitfield Fund, and take pride in being a member of our giving community.

Are we able to double our gift?

It is possible that you can double your gift through matching gift programs! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Check with your human resources department to see if a matching gift program is offered through your company.

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