Support NMH: Gilder Center for Integrative Math and Science Education


Gilder Center fundraising goal:
$38 million

Northfield Mount Hermon has unveiled the design for a $38 million science and math center that one day will serve as home to the school’s innovative new math, science, and engineering curriculum. Sporting a sleek, modern look that blends gracefully into the hillside campus, the Gilder Center for Integrative Math and Science Education will house traditional classrooms as well as a range of innovative teaching spaces, including a makerspace and five mastery suites specifically designed to support a mastery-based learning process.

When Richard Gilder ’50 said he would give NMH $10 million toward a new math and science center, the faculty was encouraged to dream big. This new building, along with a new collaborative mastery-based curriculum, will put NMH at the cutting edge of math and science education.

NMH hopes to open the center by September 2020, but that date is tentative, as construction cannot begin until all funding for the center has been raised. 

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Gilder Challenge for Innovation and Opportunity 

The center is named in honor of Richard Gilder ’50, who donated a lead gift of $10 million for the project in 2014, and then pledged an additional $5 million challenge gift in June 2015. Gilder will donate $1 in financial aid funds to the school for every dollar donated by others toward the construction of the center, up to $5 million, for an endowed financial aid fund.


Hong Kong Hall Challenge

A group of donors in Hong Kong has pooled their donations to create a unique matching gift opportunity with the goal of naming the largest and most prestigious interior space in the Gilder Center. Gifts of all sizes and for any purpose, up to a total of $1 million (US), from Hong Kong area alumni, parents, and friends will be matched, resulting in a $2 million pooled gift from Hong Kong.
See your name on the wall
NMH expects to host a victory celebration in Hong Kong in March 2017, when we will thank our generous donors. You can make a one-time gift or a multiyear pledge now. For information on wire transfers, contact Donna Card at For information about the Gilder Center, contact Allyson Goodwin '83, P'12, '14, chief advancement officer, at

The Case for the Gilder Center

Naming Opportunities

Download a PDF of current naming opportunities.

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