The Windward campus and programs enjoyed today are the result of the generosity of those who came before. Today’s Windward community is responsible for ensuring a strong future for the next generation of Windwardians.
The Windward Fund,
formerly known as the Annual Fund, supports our community by providing substantial funding for Financial Aid, Research & Development, and Program Enhancements. Tuition alone does not cover the actual cost of educating each student; gifts to the Windward Fund help bridge that gap. Like all independent schools, Windward relies on contributions to the Windward Fund every year from Trustees, parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty, and staff.
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, often called Leadership gifts, are large contributions, usually in the six-, seven- and eight-figures, that are used to make significant capital improvements to facilities and programs. Windward is deeply grateful to those with the ability to give a commitment to philanthropy who can step forward and set an example of generosity for the entire community.
Most independent schools conduct capital campaigns once or twice per decade in order to meet needs the school cannot pay for out of tuition funds. Campaigns support major projects such as new campus construction and renovations to maintain state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, many campaigns include an endowment component designed to support facilities and programs long into the future. Thanks to Windward’s last Capital Campaign, completed in 2011, students today benefit from the programs and resources available in the Science, Dance & Music Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Gifts to endowment are an investment in the long-term financial health of Windward School. Endowment Funds are held in long-term investments with the principal remaining untouched, which creates a permanent source of revenue for the School. An endowment fund is structured to grow over time through reinvestment of interest and dividends earned. The Alumni Endowment Fund serves as the Senior Class gift, enabling families to honor their graduates and provide a lasting legacy at Windward.
The Planned Giving
Bridge Circle was formed to honor those who desire to leave a lasting legacy and have included Windward in their estate plans. The Bridge Circle encourages donors to think beyond their lifespan to make sure that the mission and vision of Windward continues and thrives.