Office of Institutional Advancement

Contact Us

Goodman House
PO Box 287
Fort Washington, PA 19034

215.646.1990 

The Office of Institutional Advancement at Germantown Academy leads three vital areas on behalf of the entire GA community – development, alumni and parent relations and communications. Located in the Goodman House, the OIA’s main goal each year is to support the school’s operating budget through the Annual Fund. The staff works hard at servicing the activities of a dynamic Parents' Committee, forging stronger bonds with a large GA alumni base and communicating the daily happenings on our beautiful campus to every GA constituent and guest through various written and electronic means. The OIA is committed to providing excellent service to all members of the GA family. Don’t hesitate to contact us to see how you can get involved, stay connected and help support GA.

Audrey B. Schnur

Audrey B. Schnur
Director of Institutional Advancement 
267-405-7212 |

Audrey Schnur is the Director of Institutional Advancement at Germantown Academy. Audrey oversees the operation of all areas of the office, and oversees the fundraising efforts for the Campus Master Plan. She serves as a part of the school’s senior administration team and is a liaison to the Board of Trustees. Audrey is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and spent 15 years in various roles within development at the University of Pennsylvania prior to coming to GA.

Martin G. Dean

Martin G. Dean
Associate Director of Institutional Advancement 
267-405-7458 |

Martin Dean is the Associate Director of Institutional Advancement at Germantown Academy. Martin’s main responsibilities are to oversee the Annual Fund, Stewardship, and Planned Giving programs. He is a graduate of The Catholic University of America and has served in development roles at both the University of South Florida and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Heather N. Durkin
Director of Alumni Relations 267-405-7374 | Email

Heather Durkin is the Director of Alumni Relations at Germantown Academy. She works with alumni, faculty, students and parents of alumni to provide reunion programming, networking, and a variety of events throughout the year that keep alumni connected to their alma mater. She is the liaison to the Alumni Society Board, the Academy Club and the Parent of Alumni Association, coordinating with all three to improve the relationship between GA and its alumni body. Heather graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado where she earned her BA in Communications. Prior to GA, she was an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, a management consulting firm, where she managed public relations accounts for government and corporate clients.
 

Christine Passaglia
Assistant to the Director of Institutional Advancement
267-405-7324 |  

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Melissa Fikioris
Associate Director of Alumni Relations
267-405-7207|

Melissa Fikioris is the Associate Director of Alumni Relations. Her main responsibilities include managing the Class Agent and Reunion Programs, serving as the liason to the Women's Networking Group, and planning and executing events such as Regional Gatherings, Alumni Family Field Day, the GA Golf Classic and GA-PC Weekend. Prior to coming to GA, she spent 9 years serving in alumni relations/events roles at the Wharton School and Perelman School of Medicine, both of the University of Pennsylvania.  Melissa received her BA from Roanoke College in Salem, VA.

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Kelli Kaput
Director of Annual Giving
267-405-7314|

Kellianne (Kelli) Kaput is GA's Director of Annual Giving. She is responsible for the planning and implementation of a comprehensive Annual Giving Program for the school. She works closely with other Institutional Advancement staff members to create and implement appropriate cultivation/solicitation strategies, with the main goal of servicing the faculty and students through the Annual Fund. Kelli came to GA from the University of Pennsylvania where she served the Athletic Department as a Major Gift Officer. Prior to that, she spent time as a fundraiser and special events coordinator at Temple Athletics. Kelli is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Jessica Holl
Assistant Director of the Annual Fund
267-405-7298|

Jessica Holl is GA's Assistant Director of the Annual Fund. Her primary responsibility is the implementation of the Annual Giving Program and the management of Parent and Alumni volunteers for both the Annual Fund and Capital Campaign. Additionally, Jessica manages the Annual Fund communications calendar and web and social media presence. Jessica’s experience prior to GA includes serving as the Annual Fund Manager at the Pennsylvania Ballet and on the development staff at both The Ford’s Theatre Society and National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.  Jessica earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Baldwin Wallace University In Ohio.  

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Carolyn Moatz
Advancement Services Coordinator
267-405-7213 |

Carolyn Moatz is the Data Coordinator for the Office of Institutional Advancement. She is responsible for maintaining the database of alumni, parents, students, and friends and gift processing. Carolyn is a graduate of Gettysburg College and came to GA from Ursinus College’s Annual Fund Office.
 

Carla Zighelboim

Carla Zighelboim
Director of Communications & Marketing
267-405-7263 |

Carla Zighelboim joined the Germantown Academy Institutional Advancement Team in 2005 after 10 years at the University of Pennsylvania. At GA, Carla oversees all external communications for the school including the internet, parent and public relations and the production of all marketing and development materials. She is the liaison to the Parents' Committee and assists with communication and events for that active group. She handles media requests, media placement and social media for the school as well. Carla earned her BA in Communications with a minor in Public Relations from Michigan State University. 

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Dina R. Katz
Associate Director of Communications & Marketing
267-405-7274 |

Dina Katz is responsible for many of GA’s creative promotional efforts which range in the developing of all materials for GA-PC Day, Annual Fund, The Belfry Club, Alumni Relations, and Admission.  Dina has a close relationship with students and faculty alike and loves capturing images of them to be used on the website, catalogs, the Patriot, and in emails/mailers to be sent across the country to GA Alumni.  She has worked in marketing for over 20 years, most recently as Director of Marketing for Deb Shops, Inc. Dina is a graduate from Drexel University with a BS in Business Administration–Marketing.

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Thomas McGlinchey 
Assistant Director of Communications & Marketing
267-405-7216 |

Tom McGlinchey is the Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing at Germantown Academy. Tom's main responsibilities are to support GA's communication efforts, including: the creation of e-newsletters, social media campaigns, and public relations. Tom also writes and takes photos for Today at GA, The Patriot magazine and other GA-related publications. Tom also supports the efforts of GA's Sports Department. Prior to GA, Tom worked as a reporter for Montgomery Media (Journal Register Company) where he covered local sports. Tom is a graduate of Temple University with a BA in Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media.

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Adam R. McGrath
Assistant Director of Communications & Marketing

267-405-7215 |  

Adam McGrath is the Assistant Director of Communications & Marketing at Germantown Academy. Adam’s main responsibilities are to support the communication efforts of GA’s auxiliary programs, including SPARK, the Chinese Programs, Day Camp and Summer Programs. Prior to working at GA, Adam held communications positions at the Main Line Unitarian Church in Devon, PA, and St. Rita of Cascia High School in Chicago, IL. Adam earned a Master’s degree in the Humanities from the University of Chicago, and has also taught writing courses at La Salle University, where he graduated from the Honors Program with a BA in Secondary Education and English.