Rebecca Kurland is the new Director of Development Services for Choate Rosemary Hall, in Wallingford CT.
As the new Director of Development Services, Rebecca will be joining Choate as they gear up for a $300M campaign and will take on management of the practices, systems and operations that support a twenty-seven-member advancement office. She will serve on the department’s leadership team and as the liaison between Development and the Finance and ITS offices. Reporting to Mari Jones, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Rebecca will also supervise a team of staff members responsible for gift processing, data collection and entry, report and list generation, and research and prospect management.
Rebecca joins Choate with more than 10 years of professional experience, primarily focused on development operations within the higher education sector. Through her career in operations, Rebecca has developed a deep appreciation for maximizing resources for best results and operating as a “translator” between frontline, IT, op team, accounting and leadership. She began her career at WPI and was promoted through progressive positions on the operations side in the Office of Annual Giving. In 2010, Rebecca stepped into a Director of Donor Relations role at Anna Maria College, where she served for 2 years. More recently, after joining the UMass Medical School advancement team in March 2012 as the Gift Administrator, she was promoted to Manager, Advancement Services where she managed gift processing and oversaw a small team.
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.