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How to Make Your Gift to The English High School Association

The English High School Association is pleased to accept your gift in a variety of forms.

To donate by personal check:

Make check payable to: 
The English High School Association

Mail to:

The English High School Association

980-990 Washington Street, Suite 200

Dedham, MA 02026

Make your gift online​:

Most credit and debit cards accepted.

Have questions about making your gift?  Email:  Call: 857-547-1391


The English High School Annual Fund consists of unrestricted contributions that are used within the fiscal year in which they are given. Unrestricted gifts through the Annual Fund are not earmarked for a specific purpose, but rather support a myriad of school needs not provided for in the BPS budget that include, academic programming, athletic support, events, community service opportunities, text and library books, paper, pencils, and other basic school supplies. In other words, the fund provides invaluable support for the school’s most important priorities.


Our giving societies recognize different levels of gifts to the Annual Fund. These societies are named after important English High School symbols and people. The societies recognize donors who share a spirit of loyalty and commitment to EHS and their alumni. These donors epitomize honor, achievement and service to mankind. They lead the way in supporting EHS by making significant gifts that underpin the school’s ability to achieve excellence. In short, these gifts spearhead the School's journey to greatness. 

Founders' Circle 

$2500 to $4999


Honoring George B. Emerson,
the first headmaster of EHS

$1000 to $2499

Alma Mater

$500 to $999

Blue & Blue Circle

$250 to $499

Supporters of EHS

$100 to $249

Friends of EHS

up to $99

Bicentennial Circle

$5000 and Up

We Celebrate Notable English High Benefactors

Robert Kraft, in memory of Harry Kraft

On Thursday, October 24th Andre Tippett, Exec Dir of Community Affairs at New England Patriots, presented a $50,000 check to the EHS football. Thank you to the Kraft family and the Patriots Charitable Foundation.

From left to right: Mike Thomas, President EHSA, Coach Ryan Conway, Headmaster Caitlin Murphy


From left to right: George Mavridis, Sage Marsters, EHS Alumni & Friends Tutoring Center Director, Mike Thomas, EHSA President

George Mavridis

EHSA recently received the largest single gift ($200K) in the history of the Association.  The benefactor is George Mavridis, son of an alum.  George’s Dad was a Greek immigrant who struggled with the English language while in High School, but raised his only son learn to read and write in preparation for college.


George graduated Tufts University in 1961 with a degree in structural engineering and a commission in the United States Naval Reserves. The next 40 years he was a structural engineer designing buildings and heavy equipment foundations for clients. George was a registered professional structural engineer in six states.


George’s advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities started in 1966 when his cousin Joanna entered the Fernald Developmental Center in Waltham, MA. In 2013 he wrote Joanna, God’s Special Child, a memoir about their extended family’s desire, determination and will to give a profoundly intellectually disabled family member the best life possible.


When Joanna’s Down syndrome became Alzheimer’s disease, George was there every day to make her last few months as comfortable as possible.  Joanna died in January 2012. She was 60 years old.


After heart by-pass surgery in 2006, George continues to walk and lap swim.  George formed a foundation in 2013 and his donation to English High School is one of its major donations.