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Why Give to Gould?

Because your gift makes an impact. A donation, large or small, could transform people, projects, and experiences and make a direct impact on the students and teachers here at Gould Academy. Whether it is the $10 that helps us transport students to a college fair or a ski race; the $1,000 gift that purchases equipment for our science labs or sends a teacher to a conference; the $10,000 to help fund financial aid or cover a roof with solar panels; or the $100,000 to help us renovate a facility, every dollar you give helps us improve the Gould experience.

You can make an annual gift to the Gould Fund, a capital gift to our GouldNow campaign, or make a gift through your estate plans. However you choose to give, thank you so much for joining the almost 1,000 other donors who raise their hand each year to support Gould Academy.

To make a gift to Gould by check you can send your donation to Gould Advancement Office: PO Box 860, Bethel, ME 04217.

If you have questions about giving to Gould Academy, please contact Amy Connell, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations at 207-824-7762 or connella@gouldacademy.org.

Amy Connell

Acting Director of Advancement
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
B.A. Saint Michael’s College

Bio

Mrs. Connell joined Gould as Director of Alumni and Parent Relations in July of 2017. She brings with her a wealth of experience having held positions in Alumni Relations at both Hebron Academy and Bates College. Prior to her jobs at both schools, Mrs. Connell worked in fine wine sales in New York and Maine. Additionally, her passion for the arts led her to Boston for a position at the Museum of Fine Arts as well as an assistant directorship at a community art center in Newton, MA.

A native of Western New York’s “Snowbelt,” Mrs. Connell loves Maine’s long winters. Whether it’s riding Sunday River’s Magic Carpet with her daughter or chasing her husband down the slopes, she can be found outside enjoying the white stuff. And when the seasons change, she enjoys hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

Mrs. Connell resides in beautiful Bethel with her husband, Mr. Rogan Connell, Head Alpine Coach and their young daughter, Elinor.
Christopher Sparks

B.A., University of Southern Maine
Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement

Bio
Chris has spent a 19-year career working with families and students at the university and independent school levels. Prior to his re-arrival at Gould, he spent time as the Director of Advancement at Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill, and also at his alma mater, Wilbraham and Monson Academy, as Director of Admissions and Head Boys’ Basketball Coach. As a collegiate men’s basketball coach, he spent time at the University of Pennsylvania, Central Connecticut State University, Brown University, and the University of New England. In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, he served for three years as a middle school special education teacher in the Portland, Maine, public school system. Chris attended the University of Southern Maine, and holds a certificate from the Lily School of Philanthropy in Non-Profit Fundraising.
He and his wife, Leah, and children Keenan, Cuyler, Ruby, and Christopher Jr. are so thankful to be a part of the Gould community.