Why Give to Gould?

Because your gift makes an impact. Gifts large and small can 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 Jeff Candura, Director of Advancement at 207-824-7735 or

Jeffrey Candura

Director of Advancement
B.A. Ithaca College
M.P.A. University of Colorado



Mr. Candura joined Gould as Director of Advancement in July of 2012 to oversee all alumni and parent relations, and fundraising, including annual fund and major gifts. Prior to Gould, he worked for six years in development at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Mr. Candura has also worked for the State of Colorado and the United Way of Larimer County in Fort Collins, Colorado.

He and his wife, Leanne, both avid runners, live with their two children, Olive and Asher, and their dog, Tippy, on-campus in the Kailey House. Mr. Candura and his family enjoy spending time together outside, taking advantage of all the Bethel area has to offer: trail running, hiking, downhill and cross-country skiing, and swimming. Born and raised outside of Boston, he is a die-hard Boston sports fan.