This year, the Advancement Office welcomed three new members to their team, Maria Leblanc, Merrill Genoa, and Hannah Dumphy. Led by Alice Roebuck, the Advancement and Engagement Office works to advance the mission of CA through connecting almost 5000 alumni, as well as friends of CA, to educate and engage with the school community through volunteerism, reunions, campus events and philanthropy. Alice describes the office as the “future backward” team, where they focus on the future and the goals of the school and how to achieve them and bring those to the broader CA community. Their job is to communicate the needs and focuses of the school to community stakeholders so that CA can best live out its mission.
The most recent addition to the advancement office, Maria Leblanc, joined CA in August of 2020 as a Leadership Giving Officer from Harvard Law School, where she had a similar role in working with individuals, parents and alumni to help them understand the focus and needs of the school and how they can make a difference in the community. In addition to being a past member of the Peace Corps, Leblanc has a passion for education.
Finally, Merrill Genoa joined CA in April of 2020 as an alumni programmer and annual fund manager. She works to find ways to express CA’s history and values, and communicate with the community where CA is headed in the future as a school. Genoa organizes reunion efforts, volunteer groups, and is a member of the faculty and staff team to plan centennial celebrations. She comes to CA from Brandeis, where she worked with the university president’s office and coordinated the inaugurations of two Brandeis presidents. Genoa brings her skills in big event planning, community gathering and celebratory work to be a central piece in the centennial celebrations which will begin next year.
Hannah Dumphy joined CA in January of this year from the Taft School, where she was also working in Advancement. She brings an understanding of a tight-knit secondary school environment, having graduated from Wilbraham and Monson Academy. Dumphy’s role at CA consists of coordinating the annual fund and alumnae/i programming. She works with the Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Community (CAYAC), and orchestrates volunteer opportunities, networking and supports the class secretaries, as well as being an important leader of the All Campus Campaign.
The CA community welcomes Leblanc, Genoa, and Dumphy to the community!