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As the oldest boarding school in the United States, West Nottingham Academy has a tradition of philanthropy that spans nearly three centuries. Since the school’s founding in 1744, thousands of alumni, parents, and friends have made it a priority to support the school’s mission.

Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated and have a significant impact on the school community. Please accept our thanks, in advance, for considering a gift to West Nottingham Academy. For questions regarding giving to West Nottingham Academy, please contact the Advancement Office by emailing advancement@wna.org.

Unrestricted gifts allow West Nottingham the greatest flexibility in meeting operational needs tied to strategic initiatives, as well as unanticipated needs that emerge during the academic year. While leadership gifts to the Nottingham Fund comprise an important part of operational support, the collective impact of donors, at all levels, creates a positive financial impact on the school beyond that of any single donor.

The Nottingham Fund, our annual fund, allows you to make an immediate and direct impact on each student and faculty member, as well as to the quality and range of school programming. Among other things, donations to the Nottingham Fund support:

  • Innovative and challenging academic, athletic, and art programs
  • Recruitment of talented faculty
  • Support for student scholarships for families with demonstrated need
  • Small class sizes and individual attention to students
  • Educational technology
  • Maintenance of a first-class facility
  • Financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ways to Give

We value every gift we receive, regardless of size or the method of donation. West Nottingham Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Questions? Please email our advancement office at advancement@wna.org or call us by dialing (410) 658-5556.

By Mail

Please make all checks payable to “West Nottingham Academy” with your name and any specific gift information you would like to include.

Checks can be mailed to:

Advancement Office
West Nottingham Academy
1079 Firetower Rd
Colora, MD 21917

Gifts of Stock and Securities

Gifts of stocks and securities, including mutual funds, benefit the Academy. For gifts of stocks and securities, please ask your broker to transfer stocks and securities to the following account:

UBS Financial Services, Inc.
DTC: 0221
Acct: JW22304
Memo: Donor info + WNA Endowment
Contact Name: James Cannon
Contact Phone Number: 410-576-3215

Please forward details regarding a pending stock transfer to our Business Office, specifying the name and number of shares transferred, the date of transfer to our account, and the mean market value per share on the date of transfer. Unfortunately, usually the donor’s name is not transferred with the stock information. Providing us with information relating to the transfer will ensure stock gifts are properly received and appropriately attributed to the donor.

International Transfer of Funds

West Nottingham Academy has partnered with Flywire in order to streamline the process of international payment. Flywire allows secure payment from any country and any bank, generally in the home currency and at a more desirable exchange rate. To make a gift via FlyWire, visit our Flywire page.

Wire or Electronic Transfer

Gifts may be deposited directly into our account via wire transfer. Please note: a bank imposed fee is sometimes applied to wire transfers.

Beneficiary

West Nottingham Academy in Cecil County
1079 Firetower Road
Colora, MD 21917
Bank Account Number: 113608903

Receiving Bank

M&T BANK
2841 Tome Highway
Colora, MD 21917-1217

Bank Account Number: 9842462492
Routing Number: 022000046
Swift Code: MANTUS 33
TELEX: 420076

Gifts-in-Kind

Gifts-in-kind are generally defined as non-cash donations, other than real and personal property, of material or long-lived assets. WNA appreciates donations of any form. To arrange a gift-in-kind donation, please email advancement@wna.org.

Leadership-Level Giving

West Nottingham Academy depends on the support from loyal and generous alumni who give at the leadership-level. Major gifts allow our team to enhance campus, commence capital projects, invent new academic programs, and build world-class learning centers on campus. If you’re interested in speaking more about making a leadership-level gift or pledge, email advancement@wna.org.

Planned Giving

Leave a lasting legacy by considering a planned gift with West Nottingham Academy. A growing number of donors are using planned gifts as a means of strategically developing and implementing a comprehensive giving plan to West Nottingham Academy, while also improving their estate tax situation. These types of gifts include current and deferred gifts, as well as gifts of real estate. There are a number of options which include bequests, gift annuities, trusts, etc., many of which provide income and an endowment to West Nottingham Academy while providing income tax benefits for donors. These are complex decisions and we would be more than happy to assist in determining the best giving vehicle for your unique circumstances. If you’re interested in speaking more about a planned gift, email advancement@wna.org.






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