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The 1798 Circle, named for the date, March 3, 1798, when Governor Sumner signed “an act for establishing Milton Academy,” is the Milton Fund’s leadership giving circle. Members of the 1798 Circle make gifts of $1,798 or more. Members are recognized in the Annual Report on Giving every year, invited to leadership events across the country, and viewed as a central component of Milton’s alumni network. Within the 1798 Circle, the Milton Fund recognizes donors of different levels through our giving societies.

1798 Society: Members of the 1798 Society generously support the Academy’s highest funding priorities with a gift of $1798 – $4,999.

Sarah Storer Goodwin Society: Named to honor Milton Academy’s first Principal of the Girl’s School, the Sarah Storer Goodwin Society recognizes donors who sustain the quality of a Milton education with a gift of $5,000 – $9,999.

Edward H. Robbins Society: Named to honor Milton Academy’s founder, the Edward H. Robbins Society recognizes donors who ensure Milton’s continued excellence and distinctiveness with a gift of $10,000 – $24,999.

Centre Street Society: The Centre Street Society recognizes donors who preserve the Milton experience with a gift of $25,000 – $49,999.

Head of School Society: The Head of School society honors donors whose generosity enhances every facet of campus life with a gift of $50,000 – $99,999.

Dare to Be True Society: The Dare to Be True Society honors Milton’s philanthropic leaders who make a profound impact on all aspects of Milton life with a gift of $100,000 or more.


If interested in giving to the 1798 Circle or learning more, please contact Annual Giving Officer, Brian Fetky at or (617) 898-2342.


Milton Fund dollars raised from leadership gifts

Faculty professional development opportunities annually


School’s operating budget supported by the Milton Fund and unrestricted endowment

Clubs and organizations


Students receiving financial aid

Average class size