Hellman-Tarinelli Society

A key financial foundation for any school is a robust endowment. Endowments safeguard the School through fluctuating economic conditions. Established in 2004, the Stratton Mountain School Endowment Fund stands at $3.4M and is earmarked for the school's long-term financial health and to provide need-based financial aid for deserving student athletes. We aim to build the Endowment to five million, with ten million being our final goal, to have meaningful annual draws for school and scholarship needs.

Founded by Warren Hellman and Donald Tarinelli in 1972, Stratton Mountain School celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2022. SMS has grown from a small school housed in the Hellman and Tarinelli chalets to the Hotel Tyrol and, finally, to our beautiful 10-acre campus. From its inaugural class of seven student athletes to the current enrollment of 146, SMS is proud of our 120 National Team members, 75 Olympians, and remarkable college placement record.  

The Hellman-Tarinelli Society honors the Hellman and Tarinelli families’ foresight and generosity and recognizes donors who make a gift to the SMS endowment of $2022 or greater. Members will be invited to an annual reception hosted at SMS by the Board of Trustees and Head of School during Graduation Weekend. Stratton Mountain School publications, online platforms, and on-campus signage will also acknowledge endowment donors.  

Investing in the SMS endowment by joining The Hellman-Tarinelli Society demonstrates a commitment to ensuring our school’s future. It is an opportunity for our community - alumni, parents, past parents, Stratton homeowners, and friends of the School - to create a lasting legacy and support SMS students for generations to come.  

Please get in touch with Amie Smith in the SMS Advancement Office at to learn more about The Hellman-Tarinelli Society and to join today.  
Hellman-Tarinelli Society Members
Darcy '80 & Jeff Ahl
Kristin & Brian Anton
Jeffrey Bennett '87
Gary S. Davis
Tania & Thomas Mellon Evans
Lynn & Jim Haffner
Kimet & John Hand
Hellman Foundation
Chris Kaltsas
A.E. Laidlaw, Jr.
Julie & Sandy Luckenbill
Heather & Tim Mabee and the Mabee Family Foundation
Margaret & William Morton
Christine & Jonathan A Needell '88
Alyssa & David Portny
Todd Richter
Morton T. Saunders
Andrea Sessa Sayago '93 & Ed Sayago
Margaret L. Schlachter '01
Carolyn and William C. Stutt
The Tarinelli Family
Seth Therrien '00
Ali Wassick & Carson Thurber '02
Sarah Laidlaw Wilde '96
Stratton Mountain School is an independent boarding and day school that focuses on college preparatory academics and competitive winter sports. Located at the base of Stratton Mountain, SMS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.