This past year, the Rivers community came together to rally around Rivers during a unique time in our history. The community support of The Rivers Fund has allowed us to push forward in the face of such uncertain times. We were able to open this fall because of this dedication and commitment.

Every gift to The Rivers Fund is essential. Last year, in the face of so much uncertainty, more than 1,700 members of the Rivers community supported our annual giving program with donations ranging from $5 to more than $100,000. We came together and raised more than $2.8 million for programs, professional development, and other needs. The Rivers Fund has an impact on almost every aspect of the school experience. 

Growing The Rivers Fund is one of the priorities of FutureMakers: The Campaign for Rivers, and all donations made to the fund count toward the campaign. In our final year of FutureMakers, we have big goals, and we know we can make these happen together.

This year our goal is to raise $3 million for The Rivers Fund while increasing our parent participation to 100% and our alumni participation to 40%. Achieving these goals will place us in the top tier of support levels among our peer schools and demonstrate the level of commitment and pride we all have in Rivers, together.

To make a gift online, simply click the Make a Gift button on this page. To learn more about The Rivers Fund, please contact Amelia Cortez, director of The Rivers Fund, at 339-686-2247 or a.cortez@rivers.org.

For more information on the final year of FutureMakers, please contact Krissie Kelleher, director of Advancement, at 339-686-2236 or at k.kelleher@rivers.org.

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/TheRiversSchool
  • 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 Tenzin Choephel in the Rivers Advancement Office at 339-686-2233 or t.choephel@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.