As the newest Leadership Gift Officer, James will be joining Choate as they gear up for an ambitious $300M campaign. He is looking forward to a remarkable opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a transformative campaign and accelerate his professional growth and experience by managing a rich portfolio of individual donors. Reporting to Heather Cordes, James will also be applying his demonstrated experience in program management and development in working with Choate alumni groups and select reunion projects.
James brings to Choate 7 years of demonstrated experience in portfolio management and alumni programming. Having begun his advancement career at Yale in 2011, he returned to the institution in 2015. Over the past four years, he has successfully taken on planning and execution of solicitations, senior class gift campaigns, and major giving events to engage prospects, current donors, students and volunteers for the Yale College Alumni Fund. Between his initial start and his most recent position at Yale, James held the role of Assistant Director of Athletic Development at Hofstra. In this role he was responsible for the programming, engagement, cultivation and solicitation of major gifts from former student-athletes. He is excited to be joining the Choate team where he can apply and elevate his project related expertise, as well as build his frontline experience in support of the campaign.
About Choate Rosemary Hall
Founded by the Choate family in 1890, this internationally recognized and forward-thinking secondary school is a leader in curricular innovation. Set on more than 400 acres in Wallingford, Connecticut, the School’s impressive campus and facilities support the growth and development of more than 850 students each year.