Giving Societies & Levels


The Patterson Society

The Patterson Society, founded in 2011, is named in honor of Raymond A. Patterson, Jr. `40, who served Wayland Academy as teacher, coach, and President from 1949 to 1970. In November 2010, Wayland bestowed upon Ray the titles of President Emeritus and Honorary Trustee. His vision led Wayland through an unprecedented period of expansion in enrollment, physical plant, and national reputation. Ray’s achievements place his presidency among the ranks of Wayland’s great presidents.

The Patterson Society recognizes donors who give $25,000 and above during the fiscal year.

The Newell Society

The Newell Society, founded in 1997, is named in honor of Pastor and Mrs. Benjamin Newell, the first principal and preceptress of Wayland Academy. The Newell Society recognizes donors who give $10,000 to $24,999 during the fiscal year.

The 1855 Society

The 1855 Society was created in 2002 by the Board of Trustees to encourage annual support of $1,855, leading up to the Academy's Sesquicentennial (150 years) Celebration. After 2005, the 1855 Society gift amounts were changed to $1,000.

The 1855 Society recognizes supporters that contribute from $1,000 to $9,999. The 1855 Society has three giving levels: the President, the Francis Wayland and the 1855 level.

The Cordial Society

The Cordial Society is named for its long standing meaning at the Academy. When a student is “cordially” invited to an event or activity, the student’s presence is mandatory.

The Cordial Society recognizes supporters who contribute from $300 to $999 during the fiscal year. The Cordial Society has three giving levels: the Cordial, the Faculty and the Senior Level.

The Greetings Society

The Greetings Society, named for the Academy’s alumni news magazine, which is the nation’s oldest alumni publication, recognizes supporters that contribute for $1 to $299.

The Greetings Society has three giving levels: the Junior, the Sophomore and the Freshman Level.
Wayland Hall

The Patterson Society

$25,000

The Newell Society

$10,000-24,999

The 1855 Society

President's Level
$5,000-9,999
Francis Wayland Level
$2,500-4,999
1855 Level
$1,000-2,499

The Cordial Society

Cordial Level
$500-999
Faculty Level
$400-499
Senior Level
$300-399

The Greetings Society

Junior Level
$100-299
Sophomore Level
$50-99
Freshman Level
Up to $49