Sing it Forward: A Campaign for Putney’s Future

Student and Faculty Housing   |   Black Box Theater   |   Student and Faculty Support
Annual Fund   |   Ways to Give   |   Our Supporters   |  Campaign Leadership   |   Updates

 

 

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.

Join us as we Sing it Forward and strive to raise $35 million in Putney’s largest comprehensive campaign to date

Make a Gift Today

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Campaign Updates

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An Aspirational Future

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Student and Faculty Housing

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

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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. 

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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.

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Annual Fund

The Annual fund forms the cornerstone of Putney’s fundraising effort. It has grown and thrived in the last decade, and its success is tied to the campaign’s success.

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Ways to Give

Make a gift via Venmo, Credit Card or PayPal through the secure online giving pages accessed below. For bank transfers, matching gift opportunities, or to transfer stocks, give through securities, mutual or Donor Advised Funds, and other ways of giving, please contact the Development Team at (802) 387-6261 or development@putneyschool.org. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities for the campaign, please be in touch! 

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Our Supporters

Leadership in this campaign takes many forms. We are grateful to all who make commitments to help Putney Sing It Forward, including the following people:

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Allen and Judy Freedman

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Parent
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Pennsylvania

With the dorms pretty much unchanged since Judy’s stay in the ‘50s we fervently support efforts to renew the dorms with 21st century thoughtfulness for students and faculty, including faculty families who provide important texture and continuity.

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Dinah Buechner-Vischer

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Parent
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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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Alumni
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New York

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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Alumni
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Chicago

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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Campaign Leadership

The campaign is a collaborative effort that calls for participation from the entire Putney family. It is led by Putney’s Board of Trustees, Head of School and Office of Development.  It benefits from the passionate, committed engagement of the Campaign Leadership Group, which will grow to meet the evolving needs of the campaign.

Dinah Buechner-Vischer P'14
Natasha Byus '88, P'19, '22
Heather Freedman P'22
Rebecca Geary P'17, '19
Jennifer Just '77
Josh Laughlin '83, P'21, P'23
John MacIntosh P'20, P'23 (Chair 2022-)
Thao Matlock P'18 (CLG Emeritus, CLG Chair 2020-2022)
Sonia "Kelly" Reese '69
Charles Young '74, P'03

Most of our trustees are graduates of Putney or parents of current or past Putney students. All have deep connections to the school and will be happy to reply to any questions you may have about our leadership, history, and vision for the future.

2021-22 Board of Trustees

Elizabeth Eisold Blaylock ’80
Natasha Byus ’88, P’19, ’22
Dinah Buechner-Vischer P’14
Paul Fearer ’61
Heather Freedman P’22
Rebecca Geary P’17, ’19
Ethan Gray ’00
Miles Holloway-Hayes ’22
Emily H. Jones
Jen Just ’77, P’12
Josh Laughlin ’82, P’21, ’23
David Lyu ’23
John MacIntosh P’20, ’23
Thao Matlock P’18
Breck Montague P’08, ’15
Mary Montague P’08, ’15
Nkomo Morris ’94
Innocent Ndubuisi-Obi ’12
Pat O’Connor
Bob Raynolds ’69
Sonia Kelly Reese ’69
Marni Hinton Rosner ’69, P’04
Kimberly Shaw
Thomas Steele-Maley P’20
Ira Wender P’77, ’89
Charlie Young ’74, P’03

2021-22 Advisors to the Board

Tim Daly ’74, P’07
Joshua R. Goldberg ’75
Bill Kellett G’02, ’15
Matt Lorentzen ’81
Franz W. Paasche ’79
Iris Wang P’16
Tonia Wheeler P’99

Trustees Emeritus

Joan Williams Farr ’49
Kate Ganz Belin ’62
Sarah Kerlin Gray Gund ’60
Peter Pereira ’52
Bici Binger Pettit-Barron ’48