Leadership Annual Giving

The Shaw Society

Named for our founder, Pauline Agassiz Shaw, the Shaw Society recognizes leadership donors who ensure the School’s ongoing excellence with Annual Fund contributions of $1,000 or more.

You can see our Shaw Society listing in the most recent Annual Report.


Your Impact

Last year, more than 100 Shaw Society members contributed a combined $700,000 in unrestricted philanthropic support. These gifts help fund the core operation of our School—providing student scholarships, faculty support, tools and materials, or special initiatives—NBSS students and instructors feel the impact of donors’ generosity every day.

NBSS is a place that delivers skills, optimism, and a sense of purpose for people from all walks of life. While our programs have adapted, our promise remains the same: to be a place where unique talents and interests are supported and respected, where students can develop overall well-being, community connection, and meaningful livelihoods.

Interested in joining the Shaw Society?

Please contact Colleen Walsh Powell at cwpowell@nbss.edu or 617-227-0155 x170.