Dear Friends of WALKS,
As WALKS celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, we invite you to join us in celebrating
the accomplishments of nearly 400 scholars over the past six decades. Their endeavors and
achievements are WALKS’ legacy of success.
The initial mission embraced by the founders of WALKS 60 years ago was to provide
scholarships to Hartford area young people with great potential and future leadership ability
along with demonstrated financial need so that they could have the opportunity to attend our
schools and to press onward toward the realization of their hopes and dreams. This mission
has proved life-altering for hundreds of students over the years. With a world-class education
as their foundation, many have accomplished great things in their schools, in higher education
and in their chosen careers both in the Greater Hartford region and around the world.
With the support of the community, WALKS is determined to extend the same opportunity
to many more students in the years to come. The young people who will lead us forward
in coming generations are our most valuable resource, and their education deserves your
philanthropic support. Please consider supporting WALKS generously this year either by mail
or by clicking here to make a donation.
Thank you in advance for your generous support in this landmark year for WALKS.
Your contribution can change a life!
William V.N. Philip
President of the WALKS Foundation
Headmaster, Westminster School
“This was a courageous initiative when it began 60 years ago... but we cannot be content with what we
have accomplished this far. We all must be part of the solution...there is much more to be done.”
- Soledad O’Brien; WALKS’ 60th Anniversary Celebration
• 60 years of creating opportunities for Greater Hartford youths
• 15 Scholars are supported by WALKS annually
• 99% of WALKS Scholars attend a four-year college
• 87% of the present WALKS Scholars are students of color
• 40% of the present WALKS Scholars are Hartford Youth Scholars
• Nearly 400 WALKS Scholars have benefited from your generous support!
Please help us continue providing scholarships that will change the lives of deserving young people!
You can now give to WALKS directly and securely via credit card.
Click here to make a donation
Please check with your employer about their matching gift policy. All gifts to WALKS are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.