Every year, alumni, parents and friends show their support for Milton by giving to the Milton Fund, which provides unrestricted support for current student programs, financial aid, faculty salaries, and gives the Academy the flexibility to meet its most pressing priorities.
Leadership gifts account for nearly 85 percent of the Milton Fund each year and allow the School to maintain its competitive edge over other peer schools.
Entry into Milton’s leadership societies varies by class year and gift amount. All leadership donors are recognized as a separate category of contributors in the Annual Report each year, invited to leadership events across the country, and viewed as a central component of Milton’s growing alumni network.
Leadership Giving Levels
THE 1798 CIRCLE
The 1798 Circle, named for the date, March 3, 1798, when Governor Sumner signed “an act for establishing Milton Academy,” is the Academy’s leadership giving society.
For more information on the 1798 Circle or to volunteer for the 1798 Circle Committee, please visit our page.
THE ORANGE AND BLUE CIRCLE
The Orange and Blue Circle recognizes leadership gifts made by recent graduates and Class I students. By supporting the Milton Fund, alumni help sustain the quality of a Milton education and are developing the next generation of leaders. Members of the Orange and Blue Circle are in the classes of 2006-2020 (all classes pre 15th reunion), and make gifts at the following levels:
Classes of 2006-2010 Gifts of $750 or more
Classes of 2011-2015 Gifts of $250 or more
Classes of 2016-2020 Gifts of $100 or more
For more information on the Orange & Blue Circle please visit our page.
THE 1798 SOCIETY
Members of The 1798 Circle make gifts of $1,798-$4,999, and are distinguished by their generous support of the Academy’s highest funding priorities.
THE SARAH STORER GOODWIN SOCIETY
The Sarah Storer Goodwin Society, named to honor Milton Academy’s first Principal of the Girls’ School, recognizes those donors who sustain the quality of a Milton education by making a gift of $5,000-$9,999.
THE EDWARD H. ROBBINS SOCIETY
The Edward H. Robbins Society, named to honor Milton Academy’s founder, recognizes those donors who ensure Milton’s excellence and distinctiveness by making a gift of $10,000-$24,999.
THE CENTRE STREET SOCIETY
The Centre Street Society recognizes donors who preserve the Milton difference by making a gift of $25,000-$49,999.
THE HEAD OF SCHOOL SOCIETY
The Head of School Society honors donors who make gifts of $50,000-$99,999 and whose generosity enhances every facet of campus life.
THE DARE TO BE TRUE SOCIETY
The Dare to Be True Society honors Milton’s philanthropic Milton Fund leaders whose gifts of $100,000 or more have a profound impact and continue to make new initiatives possible at Milton.
The Report on Giving
The Report on Giving is yet another way that Milton recognizes the thousands of alumni, parents and friends who support the School. Each gift—no matter the amount—makes a difference, allowing the School’s classrooms, fields and stages to come alive, this and every year.
If your name is not listed, please consider joining your peers before June 30, so your support for today’s students will be recognized next year. You can make a gift to Milton here.