The Exeter Fund

Direct Your Impact

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

Go to the page titled Direct Your Impact

What inspires you to give?

The Exeter Fund provides vital resources that enable us to sustain the hallmarks of an Exeter education, including small class sizes, a superb faculty, and facilities and programs that allow students to achieve at their highest level. Your gift creates immediate campus impact, and lasting benefit to the world.

You can choose from eight areas when you give:

Exeter’s Immediate Priorities Health and Wellness
Academic Excellence Athletics
Financial Aid The Arts
Equity and Inclusion Global Initiatives

Learn how The Exeter Fund supports these eight areas.

The Exeter Fund ensures:

Financial aid for nearly 50% of students

450+ courses & options for individual research

Unparalleled instruction from 200+ faculty

And so much more

Funding Your Gift

Helpful information on employer matching, wire transfers, international bank transfers and more. 

Go to the page titled Funding Your Gift

Every Gift Counts

Last year, Exeter received $215,170 total in gifts of less than $100.

Exeter Fund Goals

Dollar goal: $9 million

The giving year runs from July 1 to June 30. 

Join a Recognition Society

1781 Leadership Society — Donors who contribute $2,500 or more to the Academy in a single fiscal year.

The Big Red Club — Young alumni who make consistent gifts in the first 15 years after graduation ($250 or more through their 5th reunion; $1,000 or more through their 10th reunion; $1,500 or more through their 15th reunion).

The Lion Rampant Society — Alumni donors who have made a gift to the Academy in every year since graduation, as well as all donors who make gifts of any size over five consecutive years.

The Heritage Circle — Donors who indicate that they have made provisions for the Academy in their estate or retirement plans.

Contact Us

Lynn Taylor

Before becoming director of The Exeter Fund in 2016, I spent nearly nine years as one of the Academy’s regional directors of major gifts. One experience has enriched the other, and I enjoy the opportunity to connect with more alumni each year and am honored to lead a program that directly impacts the Exeter experience for every student. 

Jan Gosselin

As a member of The Exeter Fund team, I enjoy collaborating with my colleagues and working with our dedicated and talented volunteers as we educate, engage with and solicit alumni for their philanthropic support of The Exeter Fund.  

A few of my hobbies include weekend walks on Rye Beach, reading, sailing (if it’s not too windy) and, most importantly, spending time with my husband, my three grown children and my six (soon to be seven) grandchildren.  

Associate director of the Exeter fund Meredith LaPierre

Growing up around boarding school campuses in Avon, Connecticut, taught me the values of community, tradition and educational excellence. Coming to Exeter immediately felt like home, and I am honored to help advance the mission of the Academy through my role in Institutional Advancement.

Christy Bradley

I joined the Exeter community in 2017, and after working in a few different roles on campus, I became a part of the Exeter Fund team in the fall of 2018. After a short time on campus, it was evident to me what a special, unique experience PEA provides its students. I am thrilled to be a part of Institutional Advancement and excited to connect with Exeter alums and hear about their time at PEA.