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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


Work and celebrate wins together. Always look out for one another.

Continuous Improvement

Never stop learning. Strive to improve something every single day.


Take pride in who you are and your impact on the world.


Listen and seek to understand before reaching conclusions.


Take the initiative. Be accountable for your actions and your results.


Do the right thing, even if you need to go out of your way to do it.

Our Mission

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

Our Leadership Team

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.