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The Exeter Fund

The Exeter Fund ensures:

Approximately 45% of students receive financial aid

12 students at a Harkness table

450+ courses

17 off-campus academic study programs on 5 continents

Why Give to the Exeter Fund?

Unrestricted funds allow us to innovate in key areas, while maintaining our broad base of unrivalled excellence.

Every Gift Counts

Last year, Exeter received $236,419 total in gifts of less than $100.

Exeter Fund Goals

Dollar goal: $8 million



The giving year runs from July 1 to June 30. 

Make a gift

Go to the page titled Exeter Fund Goals


The Exeter Fund provides vital, flexible-use 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.

Financial aid — Our generous scholarship programs help students from all quarters access an Exeter education. Find out why Maria Heeter and her dad both cried when she received her financial aid package. 

Faculty — Support more than 200 faculty and help us continue to recruit the best. Read Townley Chisholm's reflections on a recent student research trip to Maui.

Student life and well-being — Residential life is central to our mission and an essential part of the Exeter experience. Exonians warmly welcomed Michael Bamah when he arrived on campus; helping others is now his credo.  

Athletics — We focus on the whole child, including physical and social development. Read about Grace Gray's guiding passions: track and ESSO.

Arts — Your gifts support students’ ability to follow their curiosity, take risks and build empathy. Learn how Ariel Kim rediscovered dance at Exeter and flourished.

Technology — Your generosity helps keep Exeter on the cutting edge. Yaseen Ahmed discovered DNA sequencing in BIO670 and has never looked back. 

Giving Circles

1781 Leadership Society

Founders Circle: $100,000 or more 

Principals Circle: $25,000 - $99,999

Academy Circle: $5,000 - $24,999

Exonians Circle: $2,500 - $4,999

Big Red Club

At your 5th reunion: $250 or more

At your 10th reunion: $1,000 or more

At your 15th reunion: $1,500 or more

Exeter Recognition Societies

Exeter would not be the remarkable school it is today without the philanthropic foresight of our loyal alumni, families and friends.  

Go to the page titled Exeter Recognition Societies

Funding your Gift

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

Go to the page titled Funding your Gift

Contact Us

Lynn Taylor, Director of The Exeter Fund: email |  603-777-3020

Jan Gosselin, Associate Director of The Exeter Fund: email | 603-777-3478

Ashley Healey, Associate Director of The Exeter Fund: email | 603-777-3372

Meredith LaPierre, Associate Director of The Exeter Fund: email | 603-777-3477

Wei Marley, Exeter Fund Program Assistant: email | 603-777-3473

Tracy West, Exeter Fund Program Assistant: email | 603-777-3374