Lead by giving

Change what’s possible for our community.

As a Leadership donor you’ll:

Lead by example.

An annual gift and commitment at the Leadership Level encourages others, through your own example, to support a more vibrant Williams community.

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As a Leadership donor you’ll:

Receive special recognition.

You’ll receive acknowledgement and recognition at your aligned Leadership Level in our annual Report on Giving, at events, and in other print and online communications.

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As a Leadership donor you’ll:

Be invited to exclusive stewardship events.

You’ll receive quarterly invitations to topical events designed to keep you connected with your community at Williams and to engage with and learn from experts in related fields.

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As a Leadership donor you’ll:

Accelerate the growth of Williams.

You join a community of alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends who are meaningfully engaged to create long-lasting, positive changes here at Williams.

We Appreciate Your Generous Support

Donor Recognition Levels

Johl-Weissman Society


Founder's Circle


Colin S. Buell Associates


Legenda Circle


1891 Society


Thames Society


Examples of Your Impact

Williams Athletic Complex & Turf Field

Due to a transformational gift and countless other leadership donors, the new turf field at the Williams Athletic Complex provides a superior playing surface, improved seating for our dedicated parents and fans, and has created a renewed sense of commitment to Williams Athletics.

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Examples of Your Impact

The College Acceleration Program

Thanks to many of our leadership donors, our College Acceleration Program offers students in grades 11-12 a full semester of college courses and corresponding credits. By graduation, students successfully completing the program will gain a transcript from Connecticut College alongside their Williams diploma.

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Examples of Your Impact

The Weissman Student Center

Named in recognition of the leadership and generosity of Janet Johl Weissman ’58 and Robert E. Weissman, the Weissman Student Center provides a welcoming environment for our students, staff, and faculty to gather on a daily basis for lunch, after school activities, and much more.