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Putney is currently in its best position since its founding in 1935, with strong leadership, operating surpluses, a growing endowment and an enviable reputation. Over the last century, nobody could have anticipated the environmental, education and sociological changes our society now faces, but in a sense, Putney has always been preparing for what’s next.

Like all independent schools, Putney depends on the generosity and support of its community. This presents an opportunity for the Putney community to come together in celebration of the past, present, and future.

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An Aspirational Future

Student and Faculty Housing

Dorms are fundamental to the life and character of a boarding school. Architecture influences both individual and communal behavior. 

Black Box Theater

The Putney School is a place where artistic expression is encouraged, supported and recognized as having the potential to create transformative opportunities for growth. The arts are intrinsically woven into the Putney experience and are one of the reasons students choose Putney. Theater has the capacity to build empathy, giving voice to diverse stories. Inherent in each ensemble it builds, theater strengthens community. In short: theater matters. 

Student and Faculty Support

The Putney School is a unique place, and a destination for curious and creative minds. As a leader in progressive education, our community strives to embody our fundamental beliefs and values. For those who find their way to Putney and find a sense of belonging on the land and in the community, we need to ensure access. As with all things, this takes effort.

Ways to Give

We encourage you to show your support with cash, three to five-year pledges, securities/mutual funds, and matching gifts. Gifts of every size are appreciated and celebrated as part of the campaign. A list of commemorative naming opportunities is available, celebrating donors at various levels of the campaign gift chart.

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Campaign Highest Priority

Support our most urgent need. Designating your gift to the campaign’s highest priority allows Putney to distribute it to where it will have the most immediate impact. 

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Student and Faculty Housing

Support our construction of two new energy-efficient dorms, adding much-needed housing for 44 students and 4 faculty families, helping us attract and retain top-notch teachers.

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Black Box Theater

Support our construction of a black box theater connected to the Currier Center, bringing the theater program to the heart of campus and inciting collaboration amongst the performing arts.

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Student and Faculty Support

Support endowment funds to increase financial aid packages, particularly for students of diverse backgrounds, and help us provide competitive compensation and more professional development resources for faculty.

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Annual Fund

Support our operating funds, which are essential to the functioning of Putney School. Forming the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts, every dollar counts and every gift impacts the daily lives of students, faculty and staff.

Our Supporters

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Dinah Buechner-Vischer

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The day one of my children landed on the Putney campus as a student, I knew they had found a new home among soul mates.

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Sarah and Geoffrey Gund

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Geoff and I gave a gift to the Capital Campaign and earmarked it to begin a dorm in Hepper’s name. Hepper meant a lot to each of us.

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Innocent Obi, Jr.

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Putney’s pedagogy encouraged me to be cognizant of my knowledge and contradictions and actively work to liberate myself — to free my mind to imagine a world according to me; a world representative of my identities. 

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