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About BoostMySchool

We are a dedicated team of educators, technologists, and fundraisers united by our passion for improving education.

Our Core Values

Put People First.

There’s nothing more important than understanding the people we work with and the people we serve.

Take Ownership.

We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and their results. When we see a problem, we think of how to solve it.

Default to Transparency.

We prefer a culture built on authenticity, honesty, and trust. Transparency enables us to communicate effectively and efficiently.

Build Winning Habits.

We focus on the fundamentals. Improving what we do day-to-day compounds into significant impact in the long run.

Support Each Other.

We proactively seek and give constructive feedback to help each other grow. We celebrate wins, big or small, personal or professional.

Our Mission

To get every school the funding they need to provide a quality education.

Our Leadership

Holman Gao

Founder & CEO

New York, NY

Holman’s background is in math and science and previously was a senior engineer at venture-backed startups, one of which was acquired by Google. He developed the first version of BoostMySchool to help out his former high school raise money when they lost funding to budget cuts.

Connor Forde

Director of Partnerships

Boston, MA

Connor’s passion for entrepreneurship has found him leading sales and growth efforts at two different startups. A natural extrovert, he is constantly building relationships in the industry and looking to make life easier for development teams.

Caroline Schafer

Director of Community

Burlington, VT

Caroline has a passion for helping companies grow through community engagement. She has a background in digital marketing and has found a passion for working with private K-12 schools. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors.