Since its founding in 1881, Dana Hall has been a school that pushes boundaries and blazes trails to expand the education of women, all in the pursuit of excellence. Every day at Dana Hall, one of the premier girls’ college preparatory schools in the country, presents opportunities for girls to learn, lead and succeed.
Dana Hall School is committed to fostering excellence in academics, the arts and athletics within a vibrant, caring community. With emphasis on integrity, leadership, diversity and service as well as on respect for self and others, Dana Hall provides its students with a unique opportunity to prepare themselves for the challenges and choices they will face as women and citizens of the world.
The next Director of Advancement will similarly blaze trails and pursue excellence. Through close partnership with dedicated trustees, Head of School Katherine Bradley, a team of senior colleagues and members of the office of Advancement, the next Director will prepare Dana Hall for a historic and comprehensive fundraising campaign. The School has tremendous ambitions and is eager to partner with alumnae and parent donors in the realization of their aspirations.
The scope of the goals, which will be outlined in the School’s forthcoming and multi-year strategic plan, make this position particularly significant. Alumnae, parents and community members provide loyal support of the Dana Fund, and the next Director will build a robust and thriving major and planned giving program from a strong foundation of philanthropic support. Trustees, senior administrators and faculty are willing partners in this work, many with decades of experience working in support of Dana Hall and existing strong relationships with the School’s alumnae and parents.
At this moment in the School’s history, the community is seeking a highly knowledgeable and experienced fundraiser and manager with a demonstrated passion for independent education; a commitment to all-girls education is highly preferable. The director will be an enthusiastic, outgoing ambassador for advancement and its essential role in the life of a school and will bring strong campaign and major gifts experience and demonstrated success in partnering closely with the Head of School, School trustees, faculty and administrative colleagues, and advancement staff.
To apply or to refer candidates please contact Deb Taft, Chief Executive Officer, or Gretchen Dwyer, Senior Consultant, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES at