Why Support Holderness?

We Rely On Your Support

Holderness School relies on philanthropy for 20% of its operating budget; careful stewardship of tuition revenue, endowment revenue, and financial gifts are the means by which we care for our buildings, staff, and faculty, as well as provide an exceptional education to each one of our students. Philanthropy is an especially resonant word for Holderness School because our most deeply held value is the betterment of humankind—pro deo et genere humano.

There are so many reasons to support Holderness!

  • Give to honor the education you received, or your child is receiving.
  • Ensure today’s students have the education they need to succeed.
  • Provide for a young person who could not otherwise afford Holderness. 
  • Honor  a faculty member or favorite program with a gift.

Our Purpose

The Office of Advancement’s mission is to raise funds to support all areas of Holderness School. Our success is only made possible by the generous contributions of more than 5,000 alumni, parents, and friends. This broad base of support includes gifts at all levels that together have a tremendous impact on our school.  Making an investment in Holderness’ future will pay dividends for generations to come, and we hope you will consider joining us in this important endeavor.

Livermore Leadership Society

Livermore Leadership Society 
Recognizing donors who contribute at a leadership level in a single fiscal year.


* Young alumni through 5th Reunion $250+, 10th Reunion $500+

Advancement Staff Directory

Our staff are here to share the ways you can help keep Holderness School at the forefront of independent school education and to inspire you with the possibilities for affecting the lives of our students.

List of 9 members.

  • Photo of Mark Sturgeon

    Mark Sturgeon 

    Executive Director of Advancement
    (603) 779-5225
  • Photo of Peter Barnum

    Peter Barnum 

    Senior Associate Director of Major Gifts
    (603) 779-5221
  • Photo of Patrick Buckley

    Pat Buckley 

    Director of Stewardship & Operations
    (603) 779-5223
  • Photo of Neal Frei

    Neal Frei 03

    Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
    (603) 779-5264
  • Photo of Kathleen Kime

    Kathleen Kime 99

    Director of Major Gifts
    (603) 779-5229
  • Photo of Stacy Lopes

    Stacy Lopes 

    Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
    (603) 779-5228
  • Photo of Darren Moore

    Darren Moore 99

    Director of the Holderness Fund
    (603) 779-5245
  • Photo of Tim Platt

    Tim Platt 

    Advancement Database Manager
    (603) 779-5325
  • Photo of Kelly van Lingen

    Kelly van Lingen 

    Assistant Director of the Holderness Fund
    (603) 779-5220
Holderness School
33 Chapel Lane, Holderness, NH 03245

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PHONE (603) 536-1257