CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF FUTUREMAKERS

THANK YOU

On June 30, 2021 FutureMakers: The Campaign for Rivers came to a close.
 We surpassed our collective philanthropic expectations, raising more than $67 million, well above the original campaign goal of $50 million. The credit for that goes to each of you. Through your generosity, you have played a fundamental role in shaping the future for our students, our teachers, our school, and our world. Thank you for your support and your investment in the next generation of leaders.

The funds raised have allowed us to advance our facilities, increase our endowment, enhance programs, and grow our most critical source of unrestricted operating support, The Rivers Fund. Just as today’s students benefit from the generosity of past donors, tomorrow’s students will benefit from yours.

Every gift and every donor made a difference. This year The Rivers Fund reached new heights in alumni and parent participation this year--37% and 92% respectively--surpassing $3m for the first time in school history!

Together we look forward to a future full of promise.

Ways to give

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  • Credit Card

    • Make your gift through the secure online portal above with American Express, MasterCard, or Visa.
  • Check

    • Make your check payable to The Rivers School and mail to: Advancement Office, The Rivers School, 333 Winter Street, Weston, MA 02493.
  • Venmo

    • Make your gift on Venmo by searching The Rivers School. All gifts made through Venmo will go to the annual fund:
    https://venmo.com/RiversSchool
  • Donor Advised Fund

    When giving through your Donor Advised Fund, please specify the Rivers School Tax ID number 04-2104457.
  • Gifts of Stock

    • When transferring gifts of stock, donors or their brokers must contact Gus Polstein in the Rivers Development Office at 339-686-2446 or a.polstein@rivers.org and supply him with the following information: the donor’s name, the name of the stock, and the number of shares. This will allow the gift to be processed quickly and accurately. The donor can then ask their bank or broker to handle the transaction, preferably by electronic transfer between brokers. To do this, contact The Rivers School broker:

    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney:
    Charles F. Farrington, Jr.
    Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
    28 State Street, 26th Floor
    Boston, MA 02109
    Tel: 617-570-9243
    Email: Charles.Farrington@morganstanley.com
    The Rivers School Account Number: 707-163752-406
    DTC Number: 0015
    The Rivers School Tax ID Number: 04-2104457
  • Matching Gifts

    • Maximize the impact of your gift by having it matched by your employer. To do this, you must first make your gift, then fill out your employer’s matching gift form and submit it to Ashley McGlone in the Rivers Advancement Office at 339-686-2239 or a.mcglone@rivers.org. She will complete the school’s portion and follow up with your company to ensure that the matching gift is received. To learn if your employer matches employee contributions, please visit our Matching Gift Database Search.
  • Wire Transfer

    • For instructions on making a gift via wire transfer, contact Ashley McGlone at 339-686-2239.
  • Planned Giving

    The Nonesuch Society was established to recognize the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends who have made provisions for Rivers in their estate plans. When you include Rivers in your will, you play a significant role in helping future generations of Rivers students. At the same time, by taking advantage of tax laws that encourage philanthropy, making a bequest to Rivers can significantly reduce estate-tax burdens.

    For more information about gifts to Rivers, such as bequests, living trusts, and gifts of life insurance or retirement plans, or if you would like more information about the Nonesuch Society, please contact Associate Head of School for Development and External Relations Krissie Kelleher at k.kelleher@rivers.org or 339-686-2236.