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

Karla Ashenhurst

I grew up in Portsmouth, NH and love living on the NH Seacoast. I attended the University of New Hampshire where I received my B.A. in Political Science. I began a career in Human Resources with a concentration on reporting and analytics. While working in Human Resources on a temporary assignment in 2018, I had an opportunity to learn about the role Phillips Exeter Academy plays in shaping the lives of young people from every quarter. 

The Phillips Exeter Academy seal

After five years working for the Annual Giving team of my alma mater, Saint Anselm College, I join The Exeter Fund team in October 2021. As a Seacoast native, I am thrilled to be a part of the Exeter community and help support the mission of The Academy. Within The Exeter Fund team, I manage reunion committees for the 45th, 40th and 35th reunion classes, as well as non-reunion classes around their annual fundraising and participation goals. One of the best parts of my job is getting to work with and know the wonderful class volunteers who contribute to this important work.

Linda Felch

I started at Phillips Exeter Academy in 2013 as a teacher at the Harris Family Children’s Center. Ready for a career change, but still wanting to be a part of the Academy I joined the Institutional Advancement team in March 2022. In my role as Program Manager for The Exeter Fund I implement and coordinate strategic projects, while also supporting and collaborating with colleagues to accomplish team goals. I am responsible for overseeing the fundraising initiatives for classes in the 1940’s.

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.

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.