This week’s episode features Joe Baker, Chief Advancement Officer at Calvert Hall College High School. Joe brings to the podcast a great career story working for his high school alma mater, an all-boys, private catholic school in Baltimore. He’s worked at Calvert Hall for the for more than 30 years first as a math teacher, then as assistant principal, and now as the advancement team lead. AL listeners will enjoy hearing from Joe. This addition of Advancement Legends has tips and advice for all small advancement shops.
What’s it like leading a small advancement team at an overseas independent school? How does it compare to higher ed? This week’s guest on the AL podcast is fully equipped to answer these questions and many more. Listeners will enjoy hearing from Emily Robin, the Director of Advancement at the American School in Paris. Prior to realizing a life’s dream in moving to France, Emily worked for advancement teams both at Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania.
On the AL podcast hot seat this week is Reshunda Mahone, Virginia State University VP of Advancement. Roshunda brings to her role at VSU a great career story with advancement experience that data back to her college days. Hear more about her career journey and how her roles in advancement operations, annual giving, and development, both in centralized and decentralized offices has prepared her for her leadership role at Virginia State. Ryan and Reshunda talk about her passion for advancement and fundraising and her work helping Virginia State and other Historically Black Colleges and Universities develop strategies for the future.