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Capital and Endowment Gifts

Thank You!

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Berwick Academy has a variety of endowed funds used to support initiatives like: financial aid, professional development, technology, the arts, athletics, and campus preservation.

Providing Long-Term Sustainability

With an overall endowment totalling approximately $18 million, endowed funds at Berwick Academy will provide long-term sustainability for generations to come.

Bill and Kathryn Matthews Memorial Fund

Providing access to a high quality independent school experience can be life changing for students. Supporting middle- and low-income families is a challenge for almost any independent school, where resources are often less abundant than need. The Bill and Kathryn Matthews Memorial Fund was established to help meet that need.
For the past three years alumnus, Dick Shafner ‘65, and his wife, Janet Eustis, have made gifts to support the full tuition of one Matthews Scholar each academic year. Students enter Berwick in Grade 4 and the scholarship will follow them until graduation. 

Long-term financial sustainability of this program is not only a priority for Dick and Jan, but is also a priority for Berwick Academy. For the 2018-2019 academic year, Dick and Jan pledged a $25,000 match for funds raised towards The Matthews Fund. Thanks to the support of many, the match was realized, raising over $70,000 for this transformative program. These funds set a foundation for the program and are invested into The Bill and Kathryn Matthews Memorial Fund in the Berwick Academy Endowment.

If you would like to learn more about this endowment fund, please contact our Director of Philanthropy and Leadership Giving, Stephanie Caswell, at
207-384-6396 or scaswell@berwickacademy.org

Want to Learn More?

To inquire about endowed funds and learn how to create one, please contact Stephanie Caswell, Director of Leadership Giving and Philanthropy at 207-384-6396 or scaswell@berwickacademy.org.

Berwick Academy

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 550 students, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 and Post-Graduates. Berwick students are from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and several countries. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves.