We're deeply grateful to the over 4,000 members of the Govs community who have given to this campaign. With every gift, of any size, our story expands and deepens.

Donor Stories

Cathy Burgess '91

Cathy Burgess '91 credits her experience at Govs for shaping her future and realizing her personal and professional potential. As the 1991 Morse Flag recipient, which she still humbly describes as a "shock," she cites the award as a defining moment in her life — a moment that shaped her future.

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1763 SocietyThe Academy was founded in 1763 by the bequest of Governor William Dummer of his family's farmland. The 1763 Leadership Society recognizes all donors who contribute $1,763 or more in a single fiscal year.


Phillips SocietyThe Phillips Society recognizes those who have demonstrated their loyalty to the Academy by donating to our school for two or more consecutive years.


Milestone SocietyThe Academy is proud to honor those individuals and families whose generosity has profoundly impacted the Academy's direction and progress throughout its history. The Milestone Society recognizes donors who have made fully-funded gifts of $250,000 or more in their lifetime.


Schoolhouse SocietyThe doors of the Little Red Schoolhouse opened under Master Samuel Moody, the school's first headmaster, in 1763. Moody was known for his philosophy of education, which strayed from the norm of the day. Instead of insisting on silence in the classroom, which he thought could be more distracting than noise, he encouraged his students to study aloud. The Schoolhouse Society recognizes those who have put Governor's in their estate plans.


Cardinal & White ClubOur youngest alumni inspire us not only with their burgeoning philanthropy, but with their loyalty. The Cardinal & White Club recognizes graduates of the last decade who have given for two or more consecutive years, or who contribute $100 or more in a single fiscal year to any fund.