Welcome to The North Carolina Governor's School Foundation.
Sustaining the North Carolina Governor’s School since 1990.
The North Carolina Governor's School Foundation is a nonprofit that was incorporated in 1990. Its sole purpose is to preserve and support North Carolina's flagship summer enrichment program. The program provides intellectually gifted eleventh grade students, with an opportuity to enhance their studies via a five and one-half week summer residential program. The holistic curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most contemporary ideas and concepts in a student's chosen discipline. The Foundation is committed to strengthening the future of North Carolina by fundrasing to ensure that the opportunity to attend The Governor's School is an option for all of North Carolina's brightest minds.
Announcing a New Scholarship Fund to Honor the 40th Anniversary of GS Legend Chuck Sullivan!
Described by many as "the embodiment of Governor's School," Lead English Instructor and Area III Instructor Chuck Sullivan is back at Governor's School East for his 40th consecutive summer. That anyone could devote such a significant portion of his life and his career to instruction is noteworthy. That they could do so with the passion and compassion of Chuck Sullivan is truly legendary and a gift beyond measure for the thousands of Governor's School alumni whose lives have been forever enriched by his teachings.
We can think of no better way to honor Chuck's 40th anniversary than through the creation of a tuition scholarship fund in his honor. Consider giving "$40 for 40" and allowing the genius of Governor's School to work in the lives of future students.
In an interview recorded in 2018, at end of his 39th summer, Chuck Sullivan reflects on "the genius of Governor's School" and the lifelong impacts he's witnessed on students from all disciplines.
What Governor School administrators and other professionals have to say about Chuck Sullivan:
"Even though at Governor’s School we “question everything,” there is no question that Chuck Sullivan, in his 40 years of teaching at Governor’s School East, has been the master weaver of the fabric of our community, interlacing the threads of exploration, discovery, examination, questioning, expression, artistry, understanding, and connection."
- Laura Sam, GSE Site Director
“Chuck Sullivan embodies everything that Governor’s School is at its best: bottomless curiosity and passion with a tiny bit of mischief. He brings out the best in everyone he meets. But, most importantly, he believes in their ability to create beautiful, honest things.”
- Emmanuel Lipscomb, GSE Area III Coordinator, Area III Instructor and fellow English Instructor
“When it comes to poetry, and that is to say life, Chuck has a depth of wisdom. With a knowing twinkle in his eye, Chuck leads you to many crossroads of your own creation, and shows students in his own laid-back humorous way what it is to live a little more.”
- Joseph Haston, GSE alumnus serving as Chuck’s teaching assistant this summer
New Announcement: The Jim Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund!
The NC Governor's School Foundation is proud to announce the establishment of The Jim Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund to continue the legacy of lifelong Governor's School devotee and scholarship program founder, Jim Hart (GSW '79), who passed away in December. Over more than 20 years of service to the Alumni Association and six years on the board of the NC Governor's School Foundation, Jim worked tirelessly to ensure that future generations of students, regardless of economic circumstance, could experience the life changing transformation he had experienced in his youth. Reflecting on that time, Jim often recounted that, had tuition been in place in his day, he probably could not have attended. That very personal realization fueled a determination in Jim to eliminate barriers for others, and, by the time of his passing, the Foundation had awarded tuition scholarships to over 220 students in need. Read more about Jim's legacy and how to support scholarships in his memory here: The Jim Hart Scholarship Fund — The Governor's School Foundation.