The Wellington Annual Fund
Philanthropy is love with impact
The Wellington Annual Fund
The Wellington Annual Fund fuels the mission of our school - to help students find their purpose and realize their potential for tomorrow’s world. The best way for our annual giving program to assist in achieving this mission is through direct support of people and programs.
Just like we encourage each student to dive deep into what excites them, the Wellington Annual Fund offers opportunities to support what you love through directed giving that powers the school’s mission and supports our highest priorities.
Wellington Annual Fund 2023-24 Priorities
New this year, a one-time hardship fund will be created to provide support to families facing unexpected difficulty in paying tuition. This fund will ensure that a student’s Wellington experience isn’t interrupted by a family emergency and that they can remain at Wellington.
Wellington is committed to expanding its efforts to support the current and long-term mental, emotional, and physical well-being of our students. This priority is part of a larger initiative to support well-being and belonging through enhanced counseling and integration with student success programming; creating more access to experts for professional training for faculty and staff and information sharing with the community; and elevating programming opportunities within the classroom. Funds raised through the Annual Fund will support students with new programming in the areas of conflict resolution, peer-to-peer relationships, and anti-bullying; social media impact and mentoring; and anti-harassment and gender equity for upper school students beginning the 2023-24 school year.
Wonderbus: The Mobile Classroom received a grant from The Edward E. Ford Foundation, a national foundation committed to funding promising practices in independent schools. EE Ford will match our fundraising goal up to $100,000 to make the mobile classroom a reality. Designed to be a multi-purpose space, the Wonderbus will be full of possibilities — from supporting audiovisual projects like documentaries to delivering lathes to scenic parks for ceramic students to throw clay in nature. When students connect with different environments - engagement, relevance, and learning expand exponentially.
We are driven by innovation and are willing to pivot when needed. This priority creates the opportunity to apply funds wherever they are needed most at any given moment which fuels and enriches the Wellington experience and allows us to innovate forward.
Giving in Action
During the 2022-23 school year, gifts to the annual fund galvanized plans for the Innovation Space, provide even more programming and support for students’ well-being, provide tuition assistance; and pivot and respond to changing needs as they arose throughout the year.Explore the impact of last year's annual fund
Ways to Give
Online giving is the easiest and fastest way to make your contribution. You may also choose to submit a pledge through our online form. Every gift will have an impact, no matter its size!
Send your personal or certified check by mail, payable to The Wellington School, to:
The Wellington School, Development Office
3650 Reed Road, Columbus, OH 43220
Donors may take advantage of the opportunity to make a Charitable IRA Rollover (also known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution), a nontaxable distribution made directly by the administrator of an IRA to a qualified public charity. Please contact email@example.com for more information.