Times of Brunswick | Summer 2009

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The Brunswick Development Office: A Perennial Work in Progress By Bonni Brodnick The Brunswick School Development Office is a hub of activity all year long. If you stop by on any given day, Tom Murray, Director of Development, chief overseer, and fundraiser, is on the telephone (or his BlackBerry) touching base with Board members and Development Committee members regarding Brunswick’s latest fundraising initiatives. A major baseball aficionado, he’s also an assistant coach of the Brunswick baseball team (who had an incredible season by capturing their first outright Fairchester Athletic Association title in at least 25 years. Ask Tom about the clincher. He’ll be thrilled to tell you about it . . . play by play.)

Diane Briggs, Assistant Director of Development, collaborates with Tom on office matters and stewardship efforts. She also oversees general office writing needs and communication with foundations. She and Bonni (see facing page) brainstorm (a lot) on various projects. Incidentally, Diane is a passionate photographer. You will often see her behind the lens at school events seeking to capture the spirit of Brunswick in photos for the website and Development Office publications.

Terry Gumz, with daughter Lily (GA ’03), and son Charlie ’06, stop at the Grand Canyon during their cross-country trip to San Francisco before Terry took over her new post as Director of Development at San Francisco Day School.


Times of Brunswick | Summer 2009

Libby Edwards, Director of Alumni Relations, is on-line all the time with emails to and from ’Wick alumni regarding every matter of Brunswick business. Other super-charges include “Class Notes,” reunions, Sports Day, and Career Networking. She’s also planning our fall Homecoming (yup, planning starts in May). Anne Adler, Website Director, coordinates with all divisions and departments within the School to post timely information on our website, BrunswickSchool.org. Her day includes planning photo shoots and working with faculty and photographers to get the right pix. Jarrett Shine, our new Associate Director of Admissions and Alumni Affairs, is both a graduate of Brunswick School (Class of ’92) and a former member of our faculty. You’ll find him talking with a prospective Brunswick family, lots of alumni, and Upper School students who stop by his office for a friendly visit. As new head football coach for the Brunswick Bruins, Jarrett looks forward to coaching the boys towards new victories on the playing field.

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