Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the purpose The Winged Victory Legacy Tree?
The tree will be a visible symbol of the Alumnae Association of The Philadelphia High School for Girls’ (AAPHSG) continuous support of the school and our younger sisters.
What will the tree look like?
The tree will have an oak trunk and branches and be populated with 350 brass leaves inscribed with the names and class information of our generous donors.
Where will it be located?
The tree will be installed in the pink marble hallway.
How can I purchase a leaf?
In the inaugural year, leaves are dedicated to those who have made a one-time or cumulative donation of $500 or more from 2018 to June 30, 2021.
- Bronze leaves represent a donation of $500
- Silver leaves represent a donation of $750
- Gold leaves represent a donation of $1000.
- Stones at the base of the tree represent individuals or classes donating over $2500.
You can donate:
Via check to the Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia High School for Girls (AAPHSG).
Mail to P.O. Box 21471
Philadelphia, PA 19141-9998*
Via electronic donation at:
*Please note: Donations from individuals or classes given to cover graduation costs are not counted in the cumulative donations. These funds go directly to the school and not to the AAPHSG.
Future Leaf Purchases:
If leaves/stones are still available, they can be purchased during future fiscal years (July 1st-June 30th) with a new donation of $500 or more.
Who can purchase a leaf?
Any Alumnae, PHSG faculty member, or Graduating Class can purchase a leaf. Leaves can also be purchased by any person in honor of an alumnae or faculty member.
Can more than one person merge to purchase a leaf?
Each Alumna/Faculty leaf can only be inscribed with one name. A leaf dedicated to a graduating class can be purchased by multiple members of the class. Stones may be purchased by multiple individuals or groups. Note - groups purchasing for a class, or in honor of someone, must designate a single purchaser. We cannot tally for you.
What will be inscribed on the leaves/stones?
Each leaf will have the name of the Alumna, her class number and the month and year of graduation. An optional line for the words “In Memoriam” or “In Honor of” for those purchasing a leaf for another will be available. Faculty leaves will include the faculty’s name, title (teacher, principal) and the years they served at Girls’ High School. Class Leaves will be inscribed with the Class # and will have three lines of optional text. Individual stones contain up to five lines of text. Each line contains 20 characters including blank spaces. The AAPHSG retains the right for final approval of all inscriptions.
How will the donations be used?
Donations will be used to support the on-going work of the AAPHSG. Donors will be able to direct their donations to one of five purposes that are described in detail on our website: General Fund, Capital Improvement Initiative, School support, Transition Program or Scholarships and Awards.
Since it is a cumulative donation in the inaugural year, will my leaf color change as I donate more money?
The color of your leaf will be determined by the total amount of your donation on June 30, 2021. Reminders will be sent prior to the deadline in case you wish to increase your donation level.
How will the AAPHSG know what I want inscribed on my leaf/stone?
You will receive a form due back by June 30th to request/verify your inscription.
When will the tree be installed?
Due to schools being currently closed we are anticipating an unveiling ceremony of the tree in the fall. All donors will be invited to the ceremony.
What if I have more questions?
Additional questions can be directed to our Executive Director, Marcia Hinton. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.