Family Giving

The Andover Fund is the Academy’s robust annual giving program. Each year, current PA families provide essential resources that enable the Academy to address its top priorities and most urgent needs.

Every donation is put to direct and immediate use—with unrestricted gifts offering maximum flexibility to strengthen financial aid, academic excellence, equity and inclusion, health and wellness, and other key initiatives across campus.

The Big (Blue) Picture

Andover Fund gifts are critical because they close the gap between the school’s endowment and tuition resources and the fiscal requirements of our learning community. This gap must be met to secure Andover’s mission to educate youth from every quarter—and each year more than 1,300 families give around $3 million to help make this possible.

With this collective impact, Andover Fund contributors become part of something much larger than themselves. It’s an effort that unites generations of families and their students. In every way, Andover Fund donors empower students throughout their PA journey.

The Power of Annual Giving

  • Every family is asked to contribute each year at whatever level is right for them. Many parents of alumni also continue to participate.
  • Gifts to the Andover Fund cover a meaningful 9 percent of the Academy’s annual operating budget.
  • Last year, nearly 61 percent of gifts from PA families were between $1 and $499— totaling more than $100,000.
  • A $100 current-use gift has the same purchasing power as a $2,000 donation to Andover’s endowment.

Some families additionally choose to support one or more of the Academy’s capital and/or endowment priorities, investing in Andover’s students today and future generations.

Peter & Bach Weissman P’21, ’23, ’25, Co-Chairs of the Andover Fund Parents Committee 2023-2024


Parents and guardians can further their involvement and support by joining the Andover Fund Parents Committee (AFPC). In partnership with the Academy, this enthusiastic group of volunteers encourages fellow families to contribute to the Andover Fund. AFPC members also seek to strengthen Andover connections around the globe.

Andover Fund Parents Committee members serve a one-year renewable term. Responsibilities include:

  • Connect with a small group of assigned Andover families (10-15) by phone or email throughout the year and invite them to make a gift to the Andover Fund.
  • During Family Weekend, attend the presentation on the Academy's finances and the impact of philanthropy led by the Secretary of the Academy and AFPC Co-Chairs.
  • When possible, participate in virtual committee meetings, recruit additional volunteers, welcome new families, and represent Andover parents at regional Phillips Academy events.

We are currently seeking new members for the 2023-2024 year! If you would like to get involved, please contact Katherine Solimini, associate director of family giving at 978-749-4583 or [email protected].


Rebecca Brewster
Director, Family Giving
[email protected]

Katherine Solimini
Associate Director, Family Giving

[email protected]

Josie Skelley
Assistant Director, Family Giving
[email protected]

Mary Raymond
Administrative Assistant, Annual Giving and Family Giving
[email protected]

FY23 Results

1,313 parents of current students, parents of alumni, and grandparents donated over

$3.07 million

to the Parent Fund.

Gifts from PA families comprised over


of total annual fund support last year.

Non Sibi Leadership Gift Levels
The Non Sibi Association is based on cumulative giving in the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

$100,000 and above

$50,000 - $99,999

Fellow *
$25,000 - $49,999

$10,000 - $24,999

$5,000 - $9,999

1778 Founder
$1,778 - $4,999

The Bulfinch Loyalty Society (BLS) recognizes all donors who give to the Academy in consecutive years.

Parent Advancement Council

The Parent Advancement Council engages parents who support Andover philanthropically at *$25,000 and higher annually. To learn more about the Academy’s priorities, please contact Becca Brewster, director of family giving.