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In addition to direct donations, you have the opportunity to establish a named fund. This can be for unrestricted purposes or for a specific program or fund you select. You can name the fund after yourself, a loved one, or in honor/memory of a parent, spouse, child, or other family member or friend. These gifts are added to the endowment of The W.L. Gilbert Trust Corporation and generate continued support for The Gilbert School. Currently, the minimum amount needed to establish a fully endowed, named fund is $10,000. A partially endowed fund may be started with an initial gift of $2,000 with five years for the donor to reach the required minimum of $10,000.

For information on establishing a named scholarship, please contact the Alumni Office at 860-379-1245, ext. 207, or

The first scholarship was established in the early 1900s. Each spring, The Gilbert Trust presents over $125,000 to deserving students and alumni. The generosity of those who provide this support is gratefully acknowledged and deeply appreciated by The Gilbert School and the awardees. Additions to these funds may be made at any time.

If you would like to make a gift to an existing scholarship fund, checks are payable to The W.L. Gilbert Trust Corporation with the name of the scholarship written in the memo line of the check. Mail to: The W.L. Gilbert Trust, c/o The Gilbert School, 200 Williams Ave., Winsted, CT 06098.

If you would prefer to make your gift online, please click on the button below. On PayPal's "Purpose" line, simply type which scholarship you would like to support. (You do not need a PayPal account. After clicking, you will be given the option to pay by credit card if you choose.) As always, thank you!


Thank you! As always, your support of The Gilbert School is greatly appreciated. Questions? Email or call 860-379-1245.