The Wilson School endowment builds the foundation for long-term stability and success, allowing the school to enhance our educational program, increase tuition assistance and scholarship, support faculty compensation and provide a financial cushion that can help offset the rising costs of education, even in times of economic uncertainty.
Funds generated from these gifts, large and small, allow donors to leave a legacy and to give future generations the opportunity to experience a Wilson education. With each endowment gift, the principal is invested and a portion of the income becomes available each year to support the school.
According to the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the median endowment for a school of Wilson’s size is approximately $5 million.
At the start of the Centennial Capital Campaign in 2012, the Wilson Board of Trustees identified the growth of the endowment as a strategic initiative of the campaign. Funds from the campaign will provide a substantial start to our goal to build an endowment of at least $5 million pledged by the year 2025.
Thank you for considering The Wilson School as a beneficiary of your gift. The Wilson School is a tax-exempt institution under Section 501(c)(3) of Internal Revenue Code. We are organized and operate exclusively for educational purposes. Gifts to Wilson qualify for the highest income deduction permitted under Federal and Missouri law.
For more information, contact Rachel Bartels, Director of Finance at (314) 725-4999.