Donors who make gifts at these leadership levels to the Annual Fund of The Albany Academies within the fiscal year of July 1-June 30 will be recognized in the following categories:

$25,000 and above – Head of School Circle

$15,000-$24,999 – Van Rensselaer-Foot Society
Named for Stephen Van Rensselaer and Betsey and Ebenezer Foot, who were the leaders in the establishment of The Albany Academy and Albany Academy for Girls, respectively.

$10,000-$14,999 – Caroline Mason Society
Named in recognition of Caroline Baird Mason, who served as the first joint Head of School for Albany Academy for Girls & The Albany Academy (2003-2007) and who facilitated the merger of the two schools into The Albany Academies.

$5,000-$9,999 – Harris-McCormick Society
Named in honor of Rhoda Harris and Islay McCormick, who served as Heads of School at Albany Academy for Girls & The Albany Academy, respectively, when each school moved to its present day campus.

$2,500-$4,999 – Midgley-Decker Society
Named in honor of David Midgley and Martha Decker, two legendary 20th century teachers from The Albany Academy & Albany Academy for Girls, respectively, who exemplify the standard for teaching excellence still at The Albany Academies today.

$1,000-$2,499 – Allen-Greeley Society
Named in honor of Dr. Benjamin Allen, the first Head of School of The Albany Academy (1813-1817), and Ms. Caroline Greeley, the first woman Principal of Albany Academy for Girls (1868-1879).

$500-$999 – Lafayette-Montgomery Society
Named for the streets where the early Albany Academy and Albany Academy for Girls buildings were located.

$250-$499 – Academe-Cue Society
Named for the yearbooks of Albany Academy for Girls & The Albany Academy, respectively

Up to $249 – Academy Road Society
Named for the road where the present Albany Academy and Albany Academy for Girls reside.

Please contact Director of Institutional Advancement Ann Wendth at (518) 429-2385 or wendtha@albanyacademies.org with any questions.

The Albany Academies

The Albany Academy: 135 Academy Road - Albany, NY 12208
518.429.2300  Fax: 518.427.7016 

Albany Academy for Girls: 140 Academy Road - Albany, NY 12208
518.429.2300  Fax: 518.463.5096

Schellenberger Alumni/ae Center: 93 Academy Road - Albany, NY 12208
518.429.2414 Fax: 518.429.2380

Our Mission

Who We Are: The Albany Academies—The Albany Academy and Albany Academy for Girls—develop capable and confident students through single-gender education in the Lower and Middle School, and through coordinate education in the Upper School.

What We Do: Employing individualized and positive education, The Albany Academies provide students with the knowledge, skills, and character needed for leadership and success in the creative, entrepreneurial century that lies ahead.