EVERYDAY EXCELLENCE: The Annual Fund for Worcester Academy
Every day, we expect students to give their very best. The Everyday Excellence fund is an opportunity to give yours.
Worcester Academy has exciting news to share with you!
We hope you’ll agree, there’s no better description of the way annual giving supports excellent teaching and learning on the Hilltop, day in and day out, 365 days a year.
According to Kim Stone, director of development for WA, it’s Everyday Excellence that provides the resources for Worcester Academy to offer an unparalleled educational experience that champions diversity, vibrancy, and exploration. It’s the reason generations of graduates and families have counted on Worcester Academy to deliver what is one of the best independent school experiences anywhere for 187 years
“Thanks to the generosity of grads, their families, and friends, Everyday Excellence takes an Academy education to the next level,” Ms. Stone says.
In recent years, Worcester Academy’s annual giving initiative has raised more than $1M annually to provide budget relief for programming, teaching and learning, professional development, and many of the extras that tuition alone would not cover.
“Support for Everyday Excellence does not make a Worcester Academy education possible. But it does make it excellent,” Ms. Stone says.
Contributions of every size, in support of Everyday Excellence, combine to give WA the freedom to say “Yes” to new opportunities for students, and to ensure they have the very best resources and materials with which to learn.
In its 187-year history, Worcester Academy has seen its share of disruptions and hardship—including multiple wars, the Great Depression, and two pandemics. During each crisis, it has been able to quickly respond and adapt, thanks to continued support from passionate and generous alumni, families, and Worcester neighbors.
Coupled with a culture of philanthropy, Everyday Excellence is the reason every WA faculty member was prepared to pivot in the face of challenges posed most recently by COVID-19, Ms. Stone says.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Worcester Academy has long championed access to education and depended on its friends to help it successfully educate young men and women of honor, who go out into the world to make a positive difference wherever they go.
By rebranding its annual fund, Worcester Academy will keep the focus on the excellence of work of being done by students and faculty every day, Ms. Stone says.
“Worcester Academy students give their best every day,” she says. “Can we count on you to give yours by supporting Everyday Excellence
Visit WorcesterAcademy.org/GiveNow and make YOUR gift (If you’ve already done so, we thank you!). As a BONUS, anyone making a gift now through the end of this school year will receive an Everyday Excellence keychain as a gesture of our appreciation! Thank YOU!