has announced a five-year, $5 million commitment from alumnus Richard Gilder ('50) to boost financial aid and match gifts in support of a new academic building.
Gilder, who gave the Massachusetts-based high school $10 million in 2013 to create the Gilder Center for Integrative Math and Science Education and has committed nearly $19 million to the school, will match new gifts of up to $5 million to establish a scholarship fund. Promising students who receive financial aid from the fund will be called Gilder Scholars.
Gilder and his wife, Lois, are honorary co-chairs of NMH's capital campaign, which currently is in its quiet phase. "My experience at the school changed my life, and I imagine this is true for most of our alumni," he said. "I hope that my gifts to NMH will inspire gifts of all sizes from many alumni, confirming our love of this school."