What Giving Looks Like

Giving comes in many forms. The amounts reflect paid contributions received during the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Annual Giving

Unrestricted - Annual Appeal …………......$426,788

Restricted Gifts

Designated, endowed, and capital gifts.......$104,675

Wooster School is pleased to publish this Annual Report on Giving. Gifts listed in this report were recorded from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Should you find any discrepancy, please accept our heartfelt apology and notify the Advancement Office at 203-830-3910 so we can correct our records. This report is based on information prior to the annual audit.

What is the Annual Appeal?

The Annual Appeal is a yearly fundraising effort to support Wooster School’s operating budget. Gifts to the Annual Appeal have a direct impact on all aspects of our programming - the students, the faculty and staff, professional development, academic, athletic, artistic, college guidance, technological and extracurricular life of the school. It helps us offer competitive salaries and benefits, as well as keeps tuition at an affordable price so we can offer a Wooster education to as many as possible. These unrestricted funds make it possible for us to deliver the best education to our community.

What is the Gala?

The Gala is a yearly fundraising event to support Wooster School's capital expenses. Monies raised from an auction and paddle raise go directly to specific programming and projects. The event is a wonderful opportunity to bring all members together for a night to celebrate the Wooster community, have fun, and fundraise while doing it. Unfortunately, in 2020 due to COVID-19 we were unable to host our annual Gala as we redirected fundraising efforts to our Angel Fund to assist families financially impacted by the pandemic. We look forward to working closely with our Parents’ Association to bring the Gala back in the Spring of 2021.

What is restricted giving, capital gifts and endowments?

Restricted giving is when monies donated are earmarked for projects. This could be for a capital improvement, a designated gift to endowed and/or established funds, or for a specific purpose.

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