A special message of gratitude from Head of School Todd B. Bland
Giving Day Challenge: Record-Breaking Success
On April 12, a record 1,174 members of the Milton community from every corner of the globe came together to show their Milton pride. Alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends made gifts on Giving Day totaling more than $1.65 million—another record—in support of Financial Aid; the Student Experience; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice; and so much more. The message was clear: Our community is strong, proud, and invested in the future of Milton Academy. Thank you!
New Record: Total Donors
New Record: Total Dollars
A special thank you to our generous donors Ravi and Yvonne Mallela P ’22 ’24 who issued the $100,000 Giving Day Challenge and Dr. Dorothy (Dottie) Altman Weber ’60 P ’04 who issued the $25,000 bonus challenge.
“During my time at Milton, I’ve come to realize high school is so much more than academics, and some of the biggest lessons I’ll learn will be outside of the classroom.”
The Milton Fund
The Milton Fund provides resources necessary to meet the needs of the school—and its students, faculty, and staff—that cannot be met through tuition or room and board. The generosity of donors to the Milton Fund on Giving Day is providing critical current-use funding for Financial Aid; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice; Student Experience; Facilities; Faculty; and more, and it leaves an indelible mark on our community.
Milton Fund Donors
Milton Fund Dollars
“I give back to Milton because Milton gave me the confidence and the inspiration to become the woman I am today.”
—Julia Ellison Palmedo ’05
Faculty & Staff Donors
Milton Fund Challenges Met
Financial Aid Microchallenge
Gifts to financial aid ensure that Milton is able to enroll the most talented students, regardless of their financial circumstances. Thank you for helping to keep a Milton education accessible and enabling students to experience the breadth of opportunities available to them.
Financial Aid Donors
Financial Aid Dollars
A special thank you to our generous donors Gordon Burnes ’84 and Suzie Tapson P ’17 ’17 ’21 and David Brewster ’90 P ’25 who issued the $10,000 Financial Aid microchallenge.
“Financial Aid really did allow me to attend Milton. Meeting the people I did, students, the faculty, really did change my life.”
—Yassmine Raoui ’18
Student Experience Microchallenge
Milton recognizes that learning outside the classroom is equally as important as the lessons taught inside the classroom. Thanks to our generous Giving Day donors, Milton students can continue to learn to think creatively, solve problems, work as a team, become leaders, and serve their community.
Student Experience Donors
Student Experience Dollars
A special thank you to our generous donor Michael J. Lee ’09 who issued the $10,000 Student Experience microchallenge.
“I play a sport all three seasons and am part of the Speech Team as well as a number of other clubs. It’s been a great way to get to know people across different grades and build relationships with people I wouldn’t have otherwise known. My time at Milton has broadened my horizons academically, socially, athletically, and more.”
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Microchallenge
At Milton, students are encouraged to live by our motto, “Dare to be true,” and our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice is a big part of what makes this possible. Donors who made this designation a priority on Giving Day provided dedicated funds to fuel Milton’s work to foster a welcoming, healthy, and inclusive environment for students to learn and grow.
A special thank you to our generous donors Meika Neblett ’90 and Maria Manrique and Peter Rosa P ’28 who issued the $10,000 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice microchallenge.
“I think throughout everything I do at Milton—from the DEIJ work, to teaching Art, to coaching, and working in the dorm—the work in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice really does not fail to enter any piece.”
—Lu Adami, Art Faculty and Affinity Space Leader
Affiliation-Based Challenges Met
The entire Milton community came together like never before in support of Giving Day. In particular, young alumni, Class I students, parents, and faculty & staff made significant contributions, surpassing all of their Giving Day affiliation-based challenges.
A special thank you to our generous donors Robert and Maria Fawcett P ’22 who issued the $25,000 Parents affiliation challenge and our generous anonymous donors who issued the $10,000 Faculty & Staff, $20,000 Young Alumni, and $10,000 Class of 2022 affiliation challenges.
“We could not possibly be the school that we want to be without all of you.”
—Todd B. Bland, Head of School