Kelly brings a wealth of experience in fundraising, parent and alumni relations, and event planning to The Winchendon School, having worked in an independent school setting for over 30 years. She is delighted to be joining our community and has been enjoying meeting our students, alumni, and parents from both the MA and NYC campuses.
A highlight of her career included being awarded the 2017 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support Education) District 1 Bronze Award for Excellence in the Annual Giving Program, behind silver winner MIT and gold recipient, McGill University. This honor was especially meaningful because she and one other development team member competed against prestigious colleges with much larger staff members. They received the award because of their creative fundraising campaign which inspired 100% participation in the Annual Fund by the trustees, parents, faculty, and staff members for three years in a row, which was a remarkable achievement in itself. Kelly was also able to present at the CASE/NAIS National Conference of Independent Schools in Anaheim, CA, in 2018.
On the bucket list: Traveling to Italy
Heroine: My mom, Irene
Go to comfort food: Chocolate (especially peanut butter M&M’s or Reese’s peanut butter cups)
Which ColLAB or class would you most want to take? ColLAB: Utah: “Life Elevated” as Zion National Park was one of her most memorable trips!