MInd the gap!
The Williams School, like many other independent schools, does our best to keep tuition costs affordable for our parents. Tuition and fees cover the majority of our operating budget, yet there is an annual GAP between the income received from tuition and the operating expenses of the school. Therefore, it is necessary to look to parents, faculty and staff, board members, grandparents and alumni of Williams for contributions that will close this GAP.
The Annual Fund for Williams helps ensure that the difference between income and expenses is met.
WHY DON'T we just increase tuition to meet these expenses?
The school administration and Board of Trustees are committed to keeping the tuition at Williams affordable and accessible to a diverse population. A significant tuition increase each year would prevent many from being able to attend Williams. Thus, we maintain a competitive tuition, with appropriate annual adjustments, and count on the entire Williams community to support our School.
Why Participation matters
It’s a fact that great accomplishments often result not from a single act, but from the accumulation of many smaller acts. The same is true with gifts. It’s the accumulation of everyone’s gift to the annual fund that gives them a significance they might not have on their own. When everyone gives, it demonstrates that Williams is composed of a caring, vibrant and active community. It is this cooperative spirit that makes Williams so special. Gifts, both large and small, convey commitment to School and have an immediate impact of the education of our students.
2013 Annual Giving by the Williams Community
Ways of Giving
- Cash, check or credit card—Williams accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
- Online donation—Williams’ secure online giving form is available 24/7 to accept gifts via credit card.
- Make monthly sustaining gifts—The Recurring Gift Program allows donors to easily make their gift in regular monthly installments from a credit card to the Annual Fund for Williams. Monthly gifts can be in any amount that you'd like (no less than $5). A gift of just $10 a month will result in a total contribution of $120, and a gift of $84 a month will put you in the President's Circle where you'll join others who give $1,000 or more each year!
- Stock—gifts of common stock are often donated. Please contact the Advancement Office at 860-439-5474 for details.
- Matching Gift—Many employers match gifts from their employees and retired employees. If your gift is matched, you will be recognized by your total individual contribution plus any matching amount received during the same fiscal year. As you employer about Matching Gift benefits and where to get the appropriate forms.
- Pledge—Williams welcomes pledges of Fund for Williams support. These gifts are due by June 1, 2014 and may be paid in whatever increments or timeline is most comfortable for you.