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The Annual Fund

Tuition alone cannot sustain the breadth and depth of what Wakefield's students and faculty achieve each year. Like all independent schools in this country, we make up the difference through tax-deductible donations to an Annual Fund.
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 The annual fund propels our students forward in their journey.  Whether it is the integration of engineering concepts in the Lower School MakerSpace, applied learning in Middle and Upper School discovery days, or success on the fields and on stage, every Wakefield student can seek the challenge and make a difference.


Types of Giving

Unrestricted Giving

Unrestricted giving allows Wakefield to use your cash gift where it is needed the most. This is the category of giving in which we encourage everyone to participate at the level which is appropriate for you and your family. When you give an unrestricted annual fund gift, it is counted for Participation for your constituency (parent, grandparent, faculty, trustee, alumni, student, friend, etc.) and, if you are a current parent, for your child(ren)’s grade(s).

Restricted Giving

Restricted gifts are those cash donations which a donor has earmarked for a specific purpose – funding for uniforms for an athletic team, books for the library, technology for a lab, etc.


Gifts-in-Kind are items that are given to the school rather than cash. If you have an item in mind to donate, please contact the Director of Development or the applicable Department Chair to make sure that this item can be accepted, used, stored, and properly maintained by the school.

Your Gift Supports:

  • Challenging college preparatory curriculum
  • Hands-on experiential learning
  • Professional development for our talented teachers
  • Robust and progressive technology integration
  • Competitive sports, visual and performing arts
  • Our mission of preparing student for college and for life
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Director of Development & Community Relations
Ann-Charlotte Robinson- Director of Development & Community Relations

Ann-Charlotte Robinson