Capital & Endowment Giving

John and Elizabeth Phillips founded Exeter with a generous gift and a mission to educate youth from every quarter. Over the years, Academy alumni, families and friends have upheld and nurtured the Phillips' original vision through their own extraordinary loyalty and support. 

Endowment gifts acknowledge our rich history while setting a course for a bright future. They directly impact our ability to support the students, faculty and staff who are at the core of what we do. Today and for centuries to come. 

If you're interested in learning more about capital and endowment gifts, including the ability to create a named endowed fund, please contact Chuck Ramsay:

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The 1781 Society

Named for the year John and Elizabeth Phillips co-founded the Academy, The 1781 Society recognizes donors who contribute $2,500 or more in a fiscal year. Join one of our recognition circles.

Go to the page titled The 1781 Society


Front Street Common

Help us reinvent residential life with this 42,000-square-foot building that incorporates dorm rooms and inspirational spaces to learn and gather. All constructed to the highest environmental standards.

Go to the page titled Front Street Common

The Academy Library

This is a particularly exciting time for Exeter’s famous library.

Learn how you can help enhance programs for current and future Exonians.

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Philanthropy Powered by Women

The Women’s Leadership Circle offers Exeter women the opportunity to empower girls to bring their voices to the Harkness table, regardless of financial need.

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Endowed Gifts

Our endowment provides more than 50 percent of the Academy’s operating revenue. Learn more about the endowment's direct impact on the quality of education of our students. 

Go to the page titled Endowed Gifts

The Exeter Fund

New this year! You can now direct your Exeter Fund gift to the area that means the most to you. Choose from eight ways to support the Exeter experience.

Go to the page titled The Exeter Fund

Blended Gifts

We can design flexible giving plans to suit your current and long-term situation. Please contact Chuck Ramsay to discuss:

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For information on planned giving, click here