The McCallie Development staff is the recipient of a 2014 CASE Educational Fundraising Award, the organization announced.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education bestows this honor to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the country.
McCallie was selected based on the judges’ analysis of three years of fundraising data and received an Overall Improvement Award for secondary day or day/boarding schools with more than 5,000 alumni. Sixty four independent schools were in the running.
“To come out on top of a list of impressive peer advancement programs means we hit the fundraising trifecta,” says McCallie Director of Development Penny Grant. “We have amazing partnerships with alumni, parents, friends and the school’s faculty and staff who are proven true-blue volunteers and supporters, we have unwavering leadership from our Headmaster and Board on every front, and we enjoy passionate ownership by the entire advancement team.”
Mrs. Grant’s staff includes Theda Griffin, Thomas Hayes ’88, Jennifer McCall, Elise Mitchell, Sarah Moore, Joe Painter, Anne Pitts, Casey Rowland, Audrey Smith, Mitzi Smith and Caroline Walker. The communications team of Billy Faires, Jeff Romero and Elizabeth Ropp also play key roles.