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Gilmour Academy's ability to thrive and offer new generations of students an excellent education is only possible because of our loyal donors.

Ways to Give

List of 4 items.

  • The Gilmour Fund

    The Gilmour Fund provides annual support to our students, faculty and staff. It helps contain tuition costs and provides financial assistance to students who otherwise might not be able to afford a Gilmour education.
  • Planned Giving

    Making arrangements today for a future gift to benefit Gilmour is a thoughtful gesture of gratitude that expresses your faith in our future.  Planned giving can provide valuable tax benefits for the donor and provides Gilmour with substantial and meaningful gifts.  To learn more about planned giving options, please contact Ray Murphy at (440) 473-8089 or
  • Restricted Gifts

    Restricted Gifts includes contributions that the donors have designated for specific projects or programs such as endowed and restricted scholarship funds. For more information, please contact Misty Musson at (440) 473-8000 x1206 or
  • Ohio Tax Credit Program

    The state of Ohio has recently passed an initiative that can benefit Gilmour and our students. You can make a donation to one of two Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGO) and receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit up to $750 annually. 
    Learn more about how to support Gilmour at little to no cost to you.

Giving Levels

The Blue & Gray Society recognizes the Academy’s most generous and dedicated donors who have made leadership contributions to The Gilmour Fund. Alumni, parents, grandparents and friends who annually contribute $2,000 or more to The Gilmour Fund are members and are invited to special leadership events
Blue & Gray Society
Head of School Cabinet: $25,000+
Founder:  $10,000 – $24,999
Guardian:  $5,000 – $9,999
Member: $2,000 – $4,999
Young Lancers
(10-19 years post-graduation): $1,000
(0-9 years post-graduation): $500

Advancement Department

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Patricia Miller

    Mrs. Patricia "Patti" (Pfundstein) Miller 85

    Director of Institutional Advancement
    (440) 473-8061 (internal 1201)
  • Photo of Ashley Ackerman

    Ms. Ashley Ackerman 

    Special Events Coordinator
    (440) 473-8000 x1205
  • Photo of John Malloy

    Mr. John Malloy 

    Assistant Athletic Director, Ice Programming; Head Coach-Var A Hockey; Admission/Advancement Officer
    (440) 473-8152 (internal 7206)
  • Photo of Ray Murphy

    Mr. Ray Murphy 

    Chief Advancement Strategy Officer
    (440) 473-8089 (internal 1200)

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Misty Musson

    Ms. Misty Musson 

    Major Gifts Officer
    (440) 473-8056 (internal 1206)
  • Photo of Debra Petraska

    Ms. Debra "Debbie" Petraska 

    Advancement Associate
    (440) 473-8000 x1204
  • Photo of Nicole Rodenfels

    Ms. Nicole Rodenfels 

    Annual Giving Officer
    (440) 473-8000 x1209
  • Photo of Arlene Smith

    Mrs. Arlene Smith 

    Advancement Associate
    (440) 473-8000 x1107
  • Photo of Hannah Wong

    Mrs. Hannah (O'Donnell) Wong 09

    Database and Prospect Research Coordinator

Mailing Address

34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040
phone: (440) 473-8000

Campus Addresses
An independent, Catholic, coed, day and boarding school in the Holy Cross tradition. Toddler-Grade 12.