The Office of Institutional Advancement is part of the Winston School Administration and is responsible for:
Like all independent schools, The Winston School of Short Hills relies on philanthropic donations from parents, alumni, alumni parents, faculty and staff, foundations and friends in three major areas:
Annual Operating Support
A portion of the Winston School budget is not covered by tuition and auxiliary income. The “gap” must be bridged through philanthropic support of The Winston School Annual Fund. The portion that must be made through annual philanthropic support calculates to approximately $1,623 per student, per year. Annual Fund gifts are used to support every area of the operating budget, including academics, art and music programs, educational experts, faculty professional development, technology upgrades and enhancements and facility improvements. Gifts to the Annual Fund have an immediate impact and are spent within the fiscal year they are given.
The Lewis Fund
This fund provides scholarship support to current enrolled students at Winston. All financial aid recipients must submit requests for aid through the NAIS.
Gifts to the Endowment
Winston’s endowment is composed of gifts designated for long-term financial support. All gifts to the endowment are invested, generating annual investment income to support financial aid and long-term financial needs. The endowment is overseen by The Winston Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee.
Donors may choose which of the philanthropic areas they wish to support and are encouraged to begin their support of The Winston School through a gift to the Annual Fund.