May 11, 2016

Stuart Country Day School Names New Advancement Director

Topics Stuart 5-11-16

Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, the girls’ independent day school in Princeton, announces that Lynne Brum will join Stuart as the new director of institutional advancement beginning July 1.

Ms. Brum comes to Stuart from the Whitby School in Greenwich, Connecticut, where she has been the director of development for the past four years. She began her career in major gifts at Boston College and has had success at several independent schools including National Cathedral School, Far Hills Country Day School and The Pingry School. Ms. Brum will replace Beth Crutcher who is leaving Stuart to serve as the director of advancement at The American School in London.

“Lynne Brum is a dynamic, knowledgeable, dedicated, and savvy independent school professional with 20 years of high-level experience in institutional advancement at a variety of educational institutions,” said Dr. Patty Fagin, head of school at Stuart. “We believe she will make an immediate and tangible impact on our development efforts and are thrilled that she has chosen to join our Stuart community.”

Ms. Brum’s background includes strategic planning, trustee management, comprehensive campaigns/feasibility studies, alumni relations, annual fund, planned giving, corporate and foundation relations, government relations, stewardship, special events, marketing, and communications. While at the Whitby School, she more than doubled the size of the annual giving and secured the schools’ first ever million-dollar gift.

As director of institutional advancement, Ms. Brum will oversee development, alumnae, and communications activities at Stuart. She will work closely with the Board of Trustees and Head of School on tactical policies, programs and operations that support the school’s mission and goals.

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