THE 1798 CIRCLE
The 1798 Circle, named for the date, March 3, 1798, when Governor Sumner signed “an act for establishing Milton Academy,” is the School’s leadership giving circle. Members of The 1798 Circle make gifts of $1,798 or more. Members are recognized in the Annual Report every year, invited to leadership events across the country, and viewed as a central component of Milton’s alumni network.
Within the 1798 Circle, the Milton Fund recognizes donors of different levels through our giving societies.
The 1798 Society. Members of the 1798 Society generously support the Academy’s highest funding priorities with a gift of $1798 - $4,999.
The Sarah Storer Goodwin Society. Named to honor Milton Academy’s first Principal of the Girl’s School, the Sarah Storer Goodwin Society recognizes donors who sustain the quality of a Milton education with a gift of $5,000 - $9,999.
The Edward H. Robbins Society. Named to honor Milton Academy’s founder, the Edward H. Robbins Society recognizes donors who ensure Milton’s continued excellence and distinctiveness with a gift of $10,000 - $24,999.
The Centre Street Society. The Centre Street Society recognizes donors who preserve the Milton difference with a gift of $25,000 - $49,999.
The Head of School Society. The Head of School society honors donors whose generosity enhances every facet of campus life with a gift of $50,000 - $99,999.
The Dare to Be True Society. The Dare to Be True Society honors philanthropic Milton Fund leaders who make a profound impact on all aspects of Milton life with a gift of $100,000 or more.