We Cannot Imagine a More Giving Community
A special message of gratitude from Head of School Todd B. Bland
Giving Day Challenge: Infinite Possibilities Unlocked
The possibilities are endless, thanks to the generosity of our community. On March 9, members of the Milton community from around the world came together to Imagine the Possibilities for Milton. We are deeply grateful for all of our alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends who made Giving Day 2023 such an amazing success. Thank you!
A special thank you to our generous challenge donors: Tom ’92 and Kulin Reardon P ’26, who issued the $100K Giving Day Challenge, and members of the 1798 Circle Committee, who issued the $30K Bonus Challenge.
“I give back to Milton because this was the most formative experience in my young adult life. Without the people I met here and the interactions that I had with the faculty, I would not have had the confidence to make the decisions throughout my life to put me where I am today.”
—Kurt Collins ’97, 1798 Circle Committee Chair
The Milton Fund
This year, our community generously donated to the Milton Fund, breaking previous Giving Day records! Thanks to your support, Milton has the resources to shape today’s engaged citizens and cultivate tomorrow’s leaders.
Milton Fund Donors
New Record: Milton Fund Dollars
“At Milton Academy, I am part of Invest in Girls and the Milton Paper. Thanks to these activities, I’ve been able to foster my interest in finance and writing and have been pushed to develop leadership traits that will help me in the future.”
Faculty & Staff Donors
Milton Fund Microchallenges
Financial Aid Microchallenge
Milton Fund gifts directed to financial aid fill critical funding gaps for tuition as well as scholarship enrichment needs, such as technology, books, travel opportunities, and stipends. Thank you for helping to keep Milton’s education accessible and enabling students to fully engage in educational, co-curricular, and social opportunities.
Financial Aid Donors
Financial Aid Dollars
A special thank you to our generous challenge donors, Greg Marsh ’98 and Julie Cummings Marsh, who issued the $10K Financial Aid Microchallenge.
“Milton has always championed inclusivity and accessibility, and I can only imagine it growing in these facets. As a financial aid recipient, I give back so that Milton becomes a place for everyone.”
—Amy Shohet ’19
Student Experience Microchallenge
Milton recognizes that learning outside the classroom is as important as the lessons taught inside the classroom. Milton Fund gifts directed to the student experience support classroom resources, co-curricular clubs, athletics, affinity spaces, and more. Thanks to our Giving Day donors, Milton students can continue to grow as students and individuals.
Student Experience Donors
Student Experience Dollars
A special thank you to our generous anonymous challenge donors who issued the $10K Student Experience Microchallenge.
“Milton has given me the tools and opportunities to express leadership, whether through sports teams, affinity spaces, or in the classroom.”
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Microchallenge
Creating an inclusive environment is central to Milton’s mission. Gifts to the Milton Fund directed toward DEIJ initiatives fuel anti-racist and anti-bias work at Milton, including expanding affinity spaces, reframing curricula, creating an all-gender house, and recruiting speakers. Thanks to your support, our community has the resources to live up to our motto, “Dare to be true.”
A special thank you to our generous anonymous challenge donors who issued the $10K Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Microchallenge.
“I’ve presented at Cultural Awareness for Everyone (CAFÉ) several times this year, specifically about Diwali and Holi, and I’ve also learned a lot from other student presentations. It’s a great feeling to share something unique about yourself and to have your classmates make you feel so supported.”
Every gift makes a difference in the lives of our students. This year, parents and alumni issued organic challenges to their peers on Giving Day. Thanks to your collective effort, these small challenges garnered enough to fund two dozen tubes of oil paint ($200), a pizza party for a Lower School culture club ($250), one month of van transportation for community engagement volunteers ($500), and one laptop computer for a financial aid recipient ($1,000).
Organic Challenge Donors
Organic Challenge Dollars
“Our son is a Grade 6 student at Milton. Besides the wide variety of academic offerings, he also enjoys theater art and filmmaking, running cross-country, playing tennis, building drones, and competing with Milton’s Math and Robotics Clubs. We believe that investing in Milton on Giving Day means investing in our world-class faculty and in the future of our community.”
—Dr. Harry & Dr. Michelle Archerman P ’29
This year, we expanded our affiliation-based challenges to include a Boarding Community Challenge and a China & Hong Kong Regional Challenge. Notably, parents had record participation, and our donors from the China and Hong Kong region quickly surpassed their challenge, donating $498,132 to Milton!
A special thank you to our generous challenge donors: Freddy Gamble ’58, who issued the $10K dollar-for-dollar Boarding Community Affiliation Challenge; Hendrick and Sylvia Sin P ’23 ’25, who issued the $25K China & Hong Kong Regional Affiliation Challenge; David and Noel Cappillo P ’20 ’24 ’26, who issued our $50K Parents Affiliation Challenge; and our anonymous challenge donor, who issued the $20K Young Miltonians Affiliation Challenge.
“I am a boarder from Beijing living in Goodwin House. I’m really thankful for my house head, Mr. Owens, for fostering a sense of community. Goodwin has provided me with the structure I need for my everyday experience while away from my parents, as well as a sense of belonging in this country.”
Campus Affiliation Challenges
Each year, our campus celebrates Giving Day along with our greater community. This is an opportunity for our community to learn more about philanthropy, reinvest in the school we love, and Imagine the Possibilities of Milton’s potential. Class I will strive to reach their participation goal and earn all of the challenge funds by their deadline on the last day of classes!
A special thank you to our generous challenge donors: Laura P. Appell-Warren ’78 and John C. Warren P ’04 ’07, who issued the $15K Faculty & Staff Affiliation Challenge, and to our generous anonymous challenge donor, who issued the Class of 2023 Senior Gift Challenge.
“I love the science courses at Milton. The labs and deep dives into material really help me learn as much as I can from my teachers. This year, I’m taking Advanced Physics with Mr. Kernohan. We do a lot of hands-on work and problem sets that help us apply what we learn in class to daily life.”
“We are strongest when we work together, and it is the love, care, and philanthropic support from our extended community of alumni, family, and friends that allows us to be the school we need to be for our students.”
—Todd B. Bland, Head of School