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November 17, 2022

Knowledge & Goodness campaign surpasses $400 million goal

Explore the impact of our landmark campaign

Knowledge & Goodness: The Andover Campaign surpassed its $400 million fundraising goal this month, cementing its place as the most ambitious campaign in Academy history. The current fundraising total is $404.3 million and counting.

Launched in September 2017, Knowledge & Goodness has sought to elevate Andover’s distinctive mission, amplify the values held dear by the PA community, and secure the Academy’s preeminent position among independent schools.

More than 19,800 donors from over 80 countries have answered this call—a record-breaking show of support for the school’s commitment to education and vision for the future.

“Our campaign has been nothing short of transformative and has touched every facet of the Andover experience, from the classroom to the research lab, from our prized institutes and museums to our dynamic campus facilities,” said Board President Amy C. Falls ’82, P’19, ’21, who co-chaired the campaign with Joseph Y. Bae ’90, P’21, ’23, ’26, ’26 and Peter L.S. Currie ’74, P’03.

“The Knowledge & Goodness name was inspired by our founding constitution. And our global community has demonstrated how profoundly relevant that phrase remains today through their generosity and devotion to our students and faculty. It has been remarkable to witness, and I am incredibly grateful to all who so thoughtfully and energetically invested in Andover.”

The impact of the campaign’s priorities will reverberate for generations. Among the highlights:

  • More than $103 million has been raised for financial aid endowment, vastly strengthening Andover’s ability to uphold need-blind admission on the 15th anniversary of the school’s first need-blind class.
  • The campus has grown to serve the evolving needs of our community, with over $121 million raised for this purpose. New additions include the Sykes Wellness Center, Chase House, the Snyder Center, and the Pan Athletic Center. The groundbreaking for a new music building will occur next month. In addition, the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library received a substantial renovation, with similar plans for the Peabody Institute of Archaeology in the near future.
  • Academic excellence was a focal point, with nearly $17.5 million invested in attracting, supporting, and retaining faculty members across 19 fields. The Academy expanded its endowment for Teaching Foundations, instructorships, and department chairs while also initiating new faculty innovation and professional development funds.
  • Donors contributed more than $85 million in current-use gifts to the Andover Fund and Parent Fund. These funds enable the Academy to address its top priorities and most urgent needs, including student programming, equity and inclusion, and health and wellness.
  • Campaign fundraising also strengthened key programs and enterprises across campus, including the Tang Institute, Learning in the World, the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Office of Community and Multicultural Development (CAMD), and the Brace Center for Gender Studies.

“This milestone says so much about the power of our community and what we can achieve together,” said Head of School Raynard S. Kington, MD, PhD, P’24. “Every person and every gift helped sustain us through the challenges of the past few years and move the campus forward in critical ways. I am especially grateful for the vital leadership of our Board of Trustees and campaign co-chairs.

“Of course, John Palfrey P’21, our former head of school, was instrumental from the very start, as was Jim Ventre ’79, who led the school through the monumental test of the pandemic. Andover truly came together as one.”

The Knowledge & Goodness campaign will officially conclude on December 31, with all gifts until then counting in the final tally. Please visit to participate.

Campaign fundraising totals updated Dec. 7, 2022.

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