Planned Giving

What are Planned Gifts?
Planned gifts include a variety of charitable giving options that allow you to express your personal values by blending your charitable, family and financial goals.

Planned gifts can be made with cash, but many planned gifts are made by donating assets such as stocks, real estate, art, or business interests. There are many opportunities and several benefits. Planned gifts can provide lifetime income for you and your spouse or other loved ones. The most frequently made planned gifts are bequests. Other popular planned gifts include charitable trusts and charitable gift annuities.

Why should I make a planned gift?
Many Academy alumni want to make a gift to the school but need to do so in a way that helps meet their personal needs. Planned gifts provide flexible options and may allow you to:

  • Make a larger charitable gift to The Governor's Academy than you thought possible
  • Increase your current income
  • Plan for the financial needs of a spouse or loved one
  • Provide inheritances for heirs at a reduced tax cost
  • Receive income from your personal residence or farm
  • Leave a charitable legacy for future generations

If you would like to learn more about planned giving options,
please contact Ray Goodman, Director of Leadership Gifts 978.499.3196


The Governor's Academy Leadership Gift Societies

These gifts receive special recognition in the Annual Report
The 1763 Society~$50,000 and above
The Milestone Society~$25,000-$49,999
The William Dummer Society~$10,000-$24,999
Yu Kil Chun Society~$10,000 and above
The Governor's Society~$5,000-$9,999
Elm Street Society (parents)~$5,000 and above
The Master Moody Society~$2,500-$4,999
The Headmaster's Society~$1,000-$2,499
The Catherine Dudley Dummer Society~$500-$999
The Lt. Governor's Society (graduates of the last decade)~$100 and above


Ways to Give:

By credit card
Make your gift here on our secure online giving page. The Governor's Academy accepts American Express,
Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.


By check
Make your check payable to
The Governor's Academy and mail to:
Office of Advancement  
The Governor's Academy 
1 Elm Street 
Byfield, MA 01922


Gifts of Stock
For instructions on making stock gifts, please contact the Office of Advancement at 978.499.3246.

Matching Gifts
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees.
If your company is eligible, please request a matching gift form from your employer and send it, completed and signed,
with your gift to the Advancement Office. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to The Governor's Academy may be
doubled or possibly tripled. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses/partners. These companies offer 
matching gift programs.

Planned Giving
For information on making a planned gift to The Governor's Academy, click here

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