Education is an act of world-building. At GFA, we believe our charge is to engage and mentor students in the hard work of shaping their own worlds. We tap into the joy of learning and the wonder of curiosity. We challenge them to dream, embrace new ideas and develop their own, then share them with the world. At every step of the journey, our community rises to meet students where they are and challenge them with new academic, athletic, artistic, and social-emotional benchmarks. Together, we develop minds that are ready for big visions and the successes that await them. Join us in supporting the GFA Annual Fund and the world we build together.
Answering the Call of "Quisque Pro Omnibus"
Our motto, "Each for All," calls on us to support one another in times of need. This is a moment for us to turn empathy into action. We are a strong and resilient community, and together we will weather this moment with the creativity, dedication, and compassion that are the hallmarks of GFA.
Thank you to all who helped us reach our goal in the $100,000 Matching Gift Challenge. We are thrilled to announce that anonymous donors have stepped forward to issue a new $50,000 challenge for any gifts to the GFA Annual Fund or the GFA COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Here's how it will work: from now until June 30, every 20 gifts received — regardless of the amount — will unlock $10,000 of the challenge grant. The goal is to get 100 new donors in order to unlock the entire $50,000 challenge grant.
A robust Annual Fund is instrumental in building a strong foundation for educational excellence. These gifts help our school by ensuring that all students have an experience that is tailored to their individual talents and interests. Just as all independent schools do, GFA relies on these gifts to support our extensive annual operations.
GFA has recently established the GFA COVID-19 Relief Fund to support school families experiencing significant financial hardship due to the pandemic. Tax-deductible donations to this fund will help ensure that our community remains intact.
Rich Canning (Chair) P '19, '20
David Durkin P '18, '22, '23
Sandra Frost P '25, '29
Samantha Mooney P '18, '20
Tom Murphy P '19, '21, '22, '26
Gregg Tenser P '23, '25
Chris Barbuto and Diane Duffey P '26
Andrew and Katharine Calderwood P '23
Peter and Elizabeth Courtney P '24
James and Janeen Eckert P '23, '27
Nicole and Sandy Ewing P '20, '23, '26
Mary and Gary Gemignani P '24
Caroline and Paul Gibson P '31
Casey and Sam Haverstick P '29, '31
Jenn and Jeff Klein P '28, '31
Sasha and Juan Lebrija P '26, '28
Susan and Jeremy Moss P '24, '25
Jenny and Dwight Nelson P '21, '23, '26
Amy and Ted Orenstein P '22, '23, '25, '27
Andree and Karl Palmgren P '21, '23, '30
Kristy and Andy Papadakos P '26, '30
Lisa and Nick Savone P '25, '32
Johanna and Jeremy Simon P '31
Christine McCracken and Gregg Tenser P '23, '25
Director of Institutional Advancement
CHRISTY BALL P '14
Associate Director of Advancement
STOKES CARRIGAN IV P '33
Director of Annual Giving
Director of Alumni Relations
MICHELLE LEVI NOE '01
Director of Marketing and Special Projects
Director of Communications
Special Events and Administrative Coordinator
Marketing and Communications Associate
Athletics Communications Coordinator
Your Gift Matters
Gifts to the Annual Fund benefit every student by supporting academic programs, the arts, athletics, financial aid, and faculty enrichment. Your Annual Fund gift can be directed to an area of the school that is most meaningful to your family and your experience.