Contact Institutional Advancement

Phone Numbers
Street Address
Nathaniel Gilman House
46 Front Street
Exeter NH 03833-2460
Mailing Address
Phillips Exeter Academy
Office of Institutional Advancement
20 Main Street
Exeter, NH 03833-2460
Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Federal Tax ID No: 02-0222174

Meet the Team

Brett Berger

Brett Berger

Director of Prospect Research and Management
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What an honor for me to represent the Academy for the Office of Institutional Advancement since 1995! Alumni have fascinating stories about their journeys before, during and after Exeter. Their Exeter education was usually transformative, and alumni want to give back. Matching the philanthropic interests of alumni with the Academy’s priorities is a privilege for me. 

Porter Hayes

I grew up in Exeter, so I am excited to be back home.  Before joining the office of Institutional Advancement, I spent six years working in the Exeter Admissions Office as an associate director of admissions, and prior to that, I spent four years at Pomfret School as assistant director of admissions and international student coordinator.  Before working at Pomfret School, I worked in the front office at Major League Lacrosse and the Boston Celtics.

Holly LovvikPrimary tabs

Having lived in the Greater Exeter community for more than 13 years, it was a pleasure to find the opportunity to join Phillips Exeter Academy as regional director of major gifts in the spring of 2017. My diverse background ranges from business development in high tech to executive recruitment in retail to travel consultant, and in many ways, it has all prepared me well for this next work chapter.

Melissa Henerberry

Melissa Henerberry

Assistant to the Director of Principal and Major Gifts
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Following a 15-year career as a financial adviser to corporate executives in Saratoga, New York, I aspired to return to a small-town academic community — as I had experienced as the son of a lifelong college administrator. Combining that desire with experience in estate, tax and investment planning landed me at Colgate University’s Office of Planned Giving in 2008, and exposed me to the rewarding world of nonprofit fundraising. As a Northfield Mount Hermon graduate, I had developed an appreciation for the value of a boarding school education. When the opportunity to join Exet

Chuck Ramsay

Chuck is a 1988 graduate of Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts, and a 1992 graduate of Hobart College in Geneva, New York. Immediately after graduating from Hobart, he started his career in academic administration as an admissions officer at his alma mater. He remained at Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges for six years, the last three as a major gift officer in their development office. In 1998, he arrived at Phillips Exeter Academy as a regional director of major gifts and worked as part of the team in Gilman House advancing the mission of the Academy through the