The Gunnery Fund

The Gunnery Fund is the annual giving program that raises financial support for the school. Gifts to fund flow directly into the school’s operating budget, which supports all academic and extracurricular programs, makes improvements to campus, and funds faculty development and student financial aid.

All gifts to The Gunnery Fund—of all sizes—add up to make a big impact in the lives of The Gunnery’s students and faculty, every day.

The following are a few things that were made possible last year thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents, grandparents, friends, faculty and students:
  • The common rooms of all 10 dormitories and the Bretter Family Student Center were outfitted with new furniture. 
  • Highlander athletic teams received new uniforms.
  • The Gunnery sponsored its inaugural “Rooted Research Conference,” featuring presentations by our own Gunn Scholars and a state history competition finalist.
  • Brooklyn-based poet and educator Taylor Mali, author David Owen, and guest professors from the University of Oxford and Williams College visited campus as guest speakers.

Join our Giving Societies!

The Gunnery’s giving societies celebrate our most dedicated donors. At every leadership giving level, these donors demonstrate their support for Mr. Gunn’s school and it’s mission. They show their commitment to sustaining the development of well-rounded students with great strength of character.

The Gunnery Founders Society recognizes alumni donors to The Gunnery Fund who give at the leadership level of $1,850 or higher. Young Alumni Level $925*

*Graduates of the last 10 years qualify for Founders Society membership with a gift of 50 percent of the introductory level.

The Founders Society Giving Levels

The Gunnery Circle     $50,000 +
Gibson    $25,000 - $49,999
1850 Society $10,000 - $24,999
Brinsmade $5,000 - $9,999
Red and Gray $1,850 - $4,999

Additional Giving Levels

Gunn Associates $1,000 - $1,849
Highlanders $500 - $999
The Quad up to $499

2018-19 Gunnery Fund

  1. 100
  2. 90
  3. 80
  4. 70
  5. 60
  6. 50
  7. 40
  8. 30
  9. 20
  10. 10
  11. 0
Goal $1,450,000.00
Current $1,265,009.00
As of Date 6/25/2019

2017-18 Gunnery Fund Results

Dollars Raised: $1,313,268
Total Donors: 1,275 

The Gunnery

gps address: 22 Kirby Road, Washington, CT 06793
mail address: 99 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06793
tel: 860-868-7334
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Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12/post-graduate. Dedicated teacher-mentor-coaches challenge students to reach their full potential in a home-like setting where character and citizenship are valued as much as intellect and achievement. Individualized attention and high expectations help young learners develop not only the skills and confidence they will need in college, but also the moral compass and love of learning that will serve them well in life. The school attracts ambitious, academically curious students who will both shine as unique individuals and thrive as contributing members of a deeply connected community. By the time they graduate, Gunnery students have become well rounded, grounded young adults with a sharpened sense of who they are and who they want to become.