The spirit of generosity is embedded in the ethos of Winchester Thurston School.  Our community chooses to give in so many ways and for so many reasons.  We asked a few generous alumnae/i and parents to share their perspective on giving to WT.

A World of Opportunity

“I realized how much I learned at Winchester at different points in my life. This first became apparent after a short time at Bryn Mawr: I knew how to study, write a good composition, and prepare for three-hour exams. My junior year abroad in Spain reinforced the benefits of speaking another language. This ability opened a new world for me, a different culture and way of life. It was there that I became aware of the enormous divide that separates people because of their education.

“As the years have gone by, I have become more aware of how this gap affects people and how few can overcome it. That is why I have chosen to earmark my donations to Winchester Thurston for the benefit of those students who would not be able to afford a WT education. The school’s environment is a welcoming community where students of all backgrounds are integrated seamlessly, both academically and socially, opening a world of opportunity that, as I have experienced, stays with them for a lifetime.”

Judith Ellenbogen ’58, WT Fund Donor and Miss Mitchell Society Member

The WT Community

“Our WT experience continues to inspire our giving. We recognize the impact of the Lower School experience for our son and are pleased to support the school. We are further motivated by our appreciation to the faculty for the support, love, and care they provide to our child’s educational and personal development.

“We love that WT provides a diverse and inspiring environment for Michael to gain not only a solid education, but also the more nuanced cultural and societal needs for success in today’s world.  We feel it is important to support the type of learning environment offered by WT for our child and our society in general.”

—Claire and Michael Miller, parents of Michael, Class of 2025