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The Advent Advancement Team

06 Oct The Advent Advancement Team

A New Model for Advent

Advent’s Advancement team was created to help further the School’s mission by combining the work of admission with communications and development. Combining these areas under one team allows Advent to streamline its recruitment, re-enrollment, parent engagement, and fundraising procedures.

The Advancement team is:

Abigail Hayhurst, Director of Advancement, works with Head of School, Nicole A. DuFauchard, and Advancement team to set strategic goals for fundraising and marketing. She works with members of the Board of Trustees and current parents to raise money for the Annual Fund and oversees Advent’s communication efforts.

Nora Goddard, Director of Admission & Next Schools, guides families through the application processes at Advent and on to next schools for Seventh Grade and beyond. Understanding a child’s journey at another school and at Advent, Nora supports families in finding a “right fit” school for their child.

Lauren Leary, Parent Engagement & Events Coordinator, works with the Parents Association (PA) and school leadership to promote volunteerism at Advent. Lauren also coordinates events– both PA and school-wide events– to build community.

Doug Surgenor, Data Services Manager, manages Advent’s student information systems (SIS) and additional databases. Doug supports the Head of School’s office, the office of Enrichment, and the Advancement team through data management and reporting.

If you have a question about one of these areas, feel free to reach out. The team’s goal is to partner with parents to ensure a successful experience while at Advent.