Heather Stacchi joins Lawrence Academy as Executive Director of Development

GROTON, MA, December 7, 2017 – Lawrence Academy is pleased to welcome Heather Stacchi as its new Executive Director of Development (EDOD). She has most recently served as Executive Director of Advancement at St. Mark’s School. Prior to her time a St. Mark’s, Heather worked at Merrimack College as the Assistant Vice President, Leadership Giving, Boston College as the Associate Director of Annual Giving, and REACH as the Director of Development. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College and an M.A. in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons College.

In her new role at Lawrence Academy, Heather will collaborate with senior staff and Board to execute a fully integrated advancement effort. She will be responsible for overall execution and coordination of philanthropy and engagement for the school. As EDOD, Heather will manage and integrate development and engagement functions, which include annual fund, campaign and leadership giving; parent giving and engagement, alumni giving and engagement; and cultivation of other key constituents.

One of the oldest independent schools in the United States, Lawrence Academy, founded in 1793, is situated on 135 acres in picturesque Groton, Mass. Just 35 miles northwest of Boston, in the heart of New England, LA is home to 400 students, half of whom live on campus in 10 student residences. Each day, the Lawrence Academy community comes alive with a population of learners and educators delving into a rigorous curriculum, an award-winning arts program, championship athletics, and an expansive array of extracurricular offerings — each an important facet of a comprehensive, yet non-traditional college preparatory experience.

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