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

Vijay and Anu Iyer P’15, ’19

Vijay and Anu Iyer P’15 ’19 went from debt to success in one generation. Their goal: Making sure the next generation succeeds.

In 2001, Vijay Iyer came to the U.S. as an immigrant, with $4,000 in debt. In 2017, he and his wife Anu established the Iyer Foundation, dedicated to supporting innovative, inclusive STEAM programs in middle and high schools.

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Steve Kasnet ’62

A sense of family is important to Steve Kasnet ’62. Kasnet is not just an alumnus, his son and nephew attended the Academy as well. He is still involved to this day as a trustee. He and his wife Missy P’95 care deeply for Governor’s because of these generational ties.

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1763 Leadership Society

The 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 Loyalty Society

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

Schoolhouse Society

The 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 alumni, parents, and friends who have put Governor's in their estate plans.

The Lieutenant Governor Club

The Lieutenant Governor Club recognizes our young alumni, those who have graduated in the last ten years, who make an incredible impact with their support each year. We celebrate your loyalty and passion for Govs!