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We are many, but together we are one.

The Wayland Academy community spans the entire globe—7,000+ strong—and together we are mighty. Our alumni and friends have a strong history of support and helping us to advance the mission of the Academy. Your gift, no matter the size, can make a big difference—and when it is combined with gifts from many other alumni and friends, it can help fund projects that support current programs on campus, it can honor beloved members of our community, it can leave a permanent mark on campus, it can help students to take educational field trips . . . and more.

Your support shows our current students and faculty that you believe in a Wayland education. It shows that you are investing in the future of the Academy and helping to continue the world-class education and iconic facilities that the institution maintains.

The Wayland Made Challenge

At Wayland, we know that challenges are more successful when we come together to meet our goals. A generous alum has offered a challenge to increase participation in donating to the Academy. If we reach the goal of 100 donors to the Wayland Made Challenge campaign, a generous alumni will donate an additional $50,000!

Help us hit our goal of 100 participants in THE WAYLAND MADE CHALLENGE! ​​

Participate Today!

five crew team members in their uniforms by the water with backs to the camera

Help Build Wayland's Crew Team

Wayland's first ever waterfront program was launched in the spring of 2022. Since then, 51 students have participated on Wayland's Crew Team during both the spring and fall seasons. With donor support, we have been able to purchase new cox boxes, shoes, as well as used boats and oars; however, we still need funds for transportation to contests and additional equipment.

Please help us raise $60,000 to help build our crew and support them in meeting their goals, now and in the future!

Support Wayland Crew

Sol Wolfe `34 Pool

Just Keep Swimming
FUNDED: $41,329

Your contribution to the Just Keep Swimming campaign will help to maintain the legacy of the aquatic sports at Wayland Academy, ensure that current and future student athletes have a safe environment to swim in, and allow for students to achieve their best-selves.

Time and plenty of good use has taken a toll on the Sol Wolf `34 Pool and $40K in enhancements are necessary.


four Forensic team members in a group and two male Forensics students making a scream face

Support Forensics Summer Camp
FUNDED: $200

Wisconsin–Whitewater's Forensics Institute (WFI) is a week-long clinic that gives students all of the tools they need to be successful communicators, both in and beyond forensics. At WFI, students will work with the nationally ranked UW–Whitewater forensics team.


female basketball player, male basketball player preparing to shoot free throw, boys basketball action

Ring the Bell for Big Red Basketball!!
FUNDED: $2,000

Wayland's basketball program had one heck of a 2023 season. The varsity boys, whose record is 16-3 and the best that Wayland has seen since the early 2000s, hosted two WIAA regional games. With this renewed energy and excitement around our basketball programs, we want our equipment and teams to reflect our team spirit with new Varsity uniforms and basketball racks. 

Please help us raise $2,000 to help our basketball teams be the best in the conference, now and in the future!


Sesquicentennial Plaza

Buy A Brick—Reunion Class Challenge

Give a gift that lasts a lifetime! This year, we are asking that the milestone reunion years (years ending in 3s and 8s) come together to purchase a brick in honor of your class year. These brick pavers will grace the Sesquicentennial Terrace in front of Discovery Hall—a comfortable gathering place for all who visit campus—and serves as a growing legacy to Wayland's family and friends. 

Buy A Brick Today

Waylandtines Day graphic, Wayland Academy's Day of Giving February 14

Waylandtines Day—Go Green
FUNDED: $22,850

During Wayland Academy's annual Day of Giving—Waylandtines Day—alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends came together to raise funds for the Academy's forest restoration project. The three-acre forested green space on North Campus has many ash trees that have died due to the impact of the Emerald Ash Borer. This has also caused significant health and hazard concerns to the Wayland community, as the areas affected are  frequently used and are adjacent to academic buildings, parking, campus sidewalks, and neighboring residential housing. With a 2:1 matching grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, we have the unique opportunity to fund the removal of dead/dying trees, replant new trees, and provide a learning opportunity for our environmental science and Ecology Club students. 

Go Green and support the Forest Restoration project! 


female student throwing shotput, male student running, and mail student doing high jump

Help Send Big Red Athletes to a Learn-By-Doing Clinic

FUNDED: $1,000

Big Red track and field athletes and coaches have the opportunity to attend UW–Whitewater's Learn-by-Doing Clinic this February (2023). The one-day clinic will feature sessions on throwing discus and shot put, jumping (long, triple, and high), sprinting, pole vaulting, and hurdling. This clinic is a wonderful opportunity for athletes and coaches to receive hands-on training from NCAA championship-award winning coaches and staff. Our athletes will also be able to interact and learn from college athletes. Your support will offset the cost of attendance and travel to/from UW–Whitewater. 


Diane Alpaugh H`84

Alpaugh Alcove
FUNDED: $50,000

This August, the girls at Wayland moved into our new girls dorm, Burnham Hall. And what would a girls dorm at Wayland be without Ms. Alpaugh's influence? That's why we have started this collaborative effort to name one of the dorm alcoves in her honor.

Let's come together to name the ALPAUGH ALCOVE!