Yesterday, Thursday, February 24, our Head of School, Georgia Zaiser, and Director of Engagement and Philanthropy Linda Corcoran presented in a session at the 2022 CASE Independent Schools Online Conference: Welcome to the Family: Helping New Families Acclimate in a K-8 Environment.
Pictured left to right: Head of School Georgia Zaiser, and Director of Engagement and Philanthropy Linda Corcoran.
In the session, they discussed how, in K-8 schools, new families are very often also new to the world of independent schools in general, so the notion of fundraising beyond the cost of tuition can be unfamiliar and intimidating. They discussed how advancement professionals need to approach these families with great care, educating them about the role of philanthropy and its importance in maintaining a robust and thriving educational experience for their children, all by "making an ask." They shared their experience and successes to help advancement professionals welcome new families and get them involved. We are so proud of Georgia and Linda for sharing their knowledge and expertise with others.
To read more about what topics were covered at this year's conference: https://www.case.org/conferences-training/case-independent-schools-online/online-program