David PDear Friends of Winchester Thurston,

It is a transformational time in the life of WT, as our school continues to inspire lifelong learning, achievement, and leadership.

Celebrate WT:  Campaign for a Smart Future will…

 • Ensure the vitality of our signature City as Our Campus program
 • Fund the renovation of key spaces in our 50-year-old Main Building at the City Campus
 • And, by increasing the size of the school’s endowment…
 • Provide resources for faculty development and compensation
 • Fuel a robust financial aid program to ensure ongoing socioeconomic diversity

As Chair of Celebrate WT, I am delighted to share that the Board of Trustees has contributed more than $6.8 million to the cause. Other close friends have stepped forward with remarkable pledges and gifts to endowment…

 • Alumnae/i have stepped forward to create a legacy that has  lasting positive impact on students and teachers
 • Parents and grandparents have support the transformation of our outdoor classrooms, athletics facilities, and auditorium
 • Businesses in our community have contributed extraordinary support for financial aid through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program (EITC)
 • And, through the WT Fund, our faculty, alumnae/i, parents and parents of alumnae/i, grandparents, and trustees continue to provide for the important day-to-day needs of WT, from faculty development to school trips, from extracurriculars to the arts and sports, from technology resources to financial aid

Through Celebrate WT, we will create WT’s smart future and ensure that today’s students are engaged in the most dynamic and excellent education available in Pittsburgh. As we join together to support WT’s ambitious goals, we follow in the footsteps of those who came before us. Over the course of WT’s proud history, countless members of our community—parents, alumnae/i, board members, and faculty—have dedicated themselves to WT and its students. It is because of them that our students thrive today. And now it is our turn to step up.

When you are called upon to support Celebrate WT, I hope you will respond as generously as you can. In doing so, you will build WT’s endowment; enhance financial aid; attract and retain excellent faculty; support important renovations; and ensure the vitality of innovative academic programs. There are many ways that you can help, and everyone’s participation and support makes a difference.

On behalf of my fellow trustees, I thank you for your commitment to Winchester Thurston. Together, we are creating WT’s smart future.

Sincerely yours,

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David L. Porges

Chair, Celebrate WT: Campaign for a Smart Future
Trustee and WT Parent

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