Martha Bednarz Director of Advancement
35 Standley Street
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 927-8793 x334 Email
What people are saying
Our son and his fellow alumni are leading extraordinary lives, all over the world. At Waring, they were challenged, nurtured, and taught to aim high and to always value learning. We support the Annual Fund to honor and thank Waring for this. —Alum Parent
We don’t have it all down, we take chances, and we don’t know how it’s going to go all the time… So I feel like at Waring, I can continually set the bar much higher than I would be able to at most places. We reach it a lot, and I also think that we reach it with spirit.”
—Waring Faculty Member
Giving to the Annual Fund
Dear Waring School Community,
As we enter Waring School's 40th year, we are honored to welcome the third Head of School, Melville Brown, and his wife Inka Rudnycka into our school community. Mel has now enjoyed his first experience of all school camping trip and has witnessed our new seniors take on the mantle of leadership. At Convocation we were captivated by Mel's thoughtful and moving words regarding his experience in the North Woods and then, when Peter touchingly "introduced" Mel and offered the book for signing, Waring truly entered into a new era.
Each year we graduate our accomplished seniors, who for many years, have engaged in a broad spectrum of activities ranging from academics, community service, musical and stage performance to athletics. At the same time we have the privilege of witnessing the current students rise to the occasion and maintain the spirit of those accomplishments. As we see our children from Core to Group 5 grow within this spirit, we come to realize both the depth and nuance of the gift we have all found here at Waring! This would not be possible without your generosity.
As we cross the threshold into a new era it is my hope we can usher in an enhanced culture of philanthropy as well. Many of the programs our children enjoy would not be possible without your support of the Annual Fund. Tuition covers only 85% of the cost of educating your child at Waring. The balance is covered by the Annual Fund. I like to say that giving to the Annual Fund is important because it provides for everything from soccer balls to scholarships, including maintaining the high standard of educators we have all come to enjoy and expect.
So today, I ask you to please participate this year at a level you find comfortable. However, participation is paramount to a successful campaign. Every gift counts toward our goal. I thank you in advance and look forward to seeing you around campus. I hope you all enjoy a great year!
Parent, Trustee and Development Chair