Wolcott Giving FAQ's

Q. What is the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund supports day-to-day operational expenses. Wolcott's Annual Fund depends on your loyalty year after year and counts on high parent and alumni participation. These unrestricted, tax-deductible gifts are an immediate, tangible investment in the daily life of students and are a crucial complement to our tuition revenue and endowment. The Annual Fund is essential to attract and retain an outstanding faculty; help provide financial assistance and scholarships; support new, exciting curricula, programming, technological innovations, pandemic-related expenses to keep our community safe…and much more!

Q. Why is Annual Fund Participation important?

Every member of the extended community is asked to support Wolcott’s Annual Fund each year. We aim for 100% participation from current families, alumni, faculty/staff, and Board of Trustees. High participation demonstrates our community’s strength and shared commitment to our students and is vital to the School’s efforts to attract gifts and grants from foundations, corporations and other individuals.

Q. I'd also like to support Wolcott events, how do I prioritize?

When planning your philanthropic support of Wolcott, we ask that you make your Annual Fund gift first, before considering gifts to other fundraising initiatives.

Q. How does Wolcott's endowment support the school?

The endowment provides long-term stability and flexibility. Gifts to the endowment are permanent assets and give Wolcott he power to respond to long-term needs. To learn more about our endowment and other designated funds, please contact kramos@wolcottschool.org.

Q. How much should I contribute?

Wolcott is grateful for the generosity of all of our donors. Every single gift, regardless of the amount, makes a difference.