Leadership Giving: The 1781 Society
Last year, leadership gifts accounted for 83% of total Exeter Fund dollars.
Donors in the 1781 Society, named for the year John Phillips founded the Academy, form the core leadership contingent of The Exeter Fund. These alumni, parents and friends of Exeter contribute $1,781 or more within a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
John Phillips Associate $100,000 and above
Daniel Webster Associate $50,000-99,999
Jeremiah Smith Associate $25,000-49,999
Lewis Perry Associate $10,000-24,999
William Saltonstall Associate $5,000-9,999
Hamilton Bissell Associate $1,781-4,999
To recognize the many young alumni who cannot give at levels of $1,781 and above but whose generous support makes them leaders within their class, Exeter has added three additional leadership giving levels:
Ty Tingley Associate $1,000-$1,780 (for alumni within 15 years of graduation)
Jack Herney Associate $500-$999 (for alumni within 10 years of graduation)
Rick Parris Associate $240-$499 (for alumni within five years of graduation)