WA Founders Day 2022

560
Donors
110% of 508 Donor goal
$147,165
Donated
This campaign ended on February 28, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Worcester Academy by clicking here!

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Mark Lufkin photoMark Lufkin matched $188


An Anonymous DonorJoshua M Horowitz matched $508


Douglyss Giuliana photoDouglyss Giuliana matched $1,508

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5,000
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An Anonymous DonorHeather & Tim Reiter gave $508

An Anonymous DonorThomas Meyer gave $10,000
Incentives
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Early Bird Sock Giveaway! Between 12:00 AM and 9 AM, 10 donors will be randomly selected to win WA socks!

Donate $1
Lunch Hour Giveaway! Between 12:00 PM and 1 PM, 10 donors will be randomly selected to win WA socks!
About

For 188 years, Worcester Academy students have been living and learning in the city of Worcester, known affectionately as “the 508” (our city area code).

This year, a total of 508 Hilltoppers are studying, living, leading, and playing on the Academy’s historic campus—in the 508. On Founders Day, Feb. 28, join the WA community in striving to meet our goal of 508 gifts, one for every student living and learning in the 508.

Your generosity, and that of other alumni, parents, and friends—has sustained Worcester Academy for 188 years as one of the nation’s leading independent schools. It’s people like YOU who make sure that every one of our 508 students experiences Everyday Excellence—every day— 365 days a year on our famous Hilltop.

When Worcester Academy founders rang our old school bell for the first time in 1834, they had a simple vision: provide an excellent education, day in and day out, and prepare students to tackle the challenges of their day. It’s the generosity of friends like you who have ensured that WA students go on to succeed and to make an honorable impact wherever they go in the world.

Honor YOUR own WA experience by making a gift. In doing so, you make Worcester Academy excellent for our current Hilltoppers—508 middlers, high schoolers, and postgraduates—who are proud to live and learn on the Hilltop in the 508.

Updates
An Update from the Alumni Transition Team and Head of School Kevin Breen

Be on the lookout for giveaway incentives throughout the day! Thank you for your support.

Early Bird Sock Giveaway! Between 12:00 AM and 9 AM, 10 donors will be randomly selected to win WA socks! (COMPLETED)

Lunch Hour Giveaway! Between 12:00 PM and 1 PM, 10 donors will be randomly selected to win WA socks!

77 days ago by Alex Garcia
$10,000 Challenge!


Tom Meyer '85 has generously offered to give an additional gift of $10,000 if we receive 100 more gifts through the end of Founders Day, 2/28. Please help WA unlock these funds!

82 days ago by Alex Garcia
We are HALFWAY there! The grandparent match pushed us over the halfway point.

Grandparent Matches the Next 100 Donors with $50 per Donor!

ALL donations received by February 22 will be matched $50 per donor by an anonymous grandparent. The grandparent will match up to 100 donors for a total of $5,000. This means if you give $18.34 in celebration of our founding year, your gift becomes $68.34. If you would like participate in or share this challenge, please visit our Founders Day giving page at www.worcesteracademy.today/the...


89 days ago by Suzanne Nebelung
Class Challenge!

Classes of 2012 through 2021: please make sure to select your class as a designation on the giving form. 

Donors from the class with the most gifts will receive WA-branded socks!

Refer to the Designation Leaderboard below for real-time updates. 


115 days ago by Alex Garcia

Donor Maps
Designation Leaderboard
DesignationDonors$ Raised
Class of 20217$102
Class of 20173$150
Class of 20203$73
Class of 20152$10
Class of 20191$5
Class of 20131$50
Class of 20161$25
Class of 20121$100
Class of 20180$0
Class of 20140$0
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Alex  Garcia photo
generated 1128 clicks and 195 gifts, totaling $30,617
Thomas Meyer photo
Thomas Meyer
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
matched a total of $5,000
Douglyss Giuliana photo
matched a total of $1,508
generated 4 clicks and 4 gifts, totaling $752
Laurel Hemmer photo
matched 5 gifts for a total of $1,000
generated 5 clicks and 1 gift, totaling $508
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matched 10 gifts for a total of $100
generated 5 clicks and 1 gift, totaling $508
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Heather & Tim Reiter
Gave $508 during a Challenge!
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Joshua M Horowitz
matched a total of $508
Suzanne Nebelung photo
generated 38 clicks and 6 gifts, totaling $370
Mark Lufkin photo
matched a total of $188
generated 10 clicks

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