Make a Gift to The Governor’s Academy

Alumni, parents, and friends support our New England independent school in many ways—through unrestricted annual giving, capital gifts in support of the With True Courage campaign priorities, and planned gifts and bequests. However you choose to support Governor’s — and at whatever level—your generosity is truly appreciated. Every gift matters.

There are many easy ways to give to Govs:

By credit card:

Make your gift here on our secure online giving page by American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa, or call the Office of Advancement at 978.499.3185.

By check:

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

By Venmo:

Using Venmo is easy! You can make a gift using Venmo with one click using our Giving Form. Just fill in the top details and click the Venmo button at the bottom of the form. 

By Wire Transfer:

Please contact Ellen Latham or call 978-499-3246.

Planned Giving:

For information on making a planned gift to The Governor's Academy, please contact Ellen Latham or call 978-499-3246.

Gifts of Stock:

For instructions on making stock gifts, please contact Ellen Latham or call 978-499-3246.

ira charitable rollover:

You can make a tax-free gift from your traditional IRA (other qualified retirement plans such as 401(k)s and 403(b)s are not eligible). This type of gift satisfies the required minimum distribution but is not included in taxable income and avoids income tax on IRA withdrawals. There are distinct guidelines for making this type of gift:

  • You must be at least 72 years old to take advantage of this opportunity (see IRS guidelines). 

  • You must transfer your gift directly from your IRA administrator to The Governor's Academy. 

  • The total of all of your rollover gifts in any one year cannot exceed $100,000 per person. A spouse with a separate IRA could also make a rollover gift of up to $100,000 if they otherwise qualify.

Checks should be sent directly from your IRA administrator, made payable to The Governor's Academy, and mailed to The Governor's Academy, Office of Advancement, 1 Elm Street, Byfield, MA 01922, with your name in the memo line. Our EIN number is 04-2103564. Please contact Ellen Latham or call 978-499-3246 with questions.

Supplemental Academic Support:

For the Supplemental Academic Support form, please contact Ellen Latham or call 978-499-3246.