We are very excited to welcome our school’s Advancement Director, Mrs. Barbara A. Gress.
Mrs. Gress and her family reside in the Mayfair neighborhood of Philadelphia and are long standing members of Saint Matthew Parish.
Mrs. Gress’s many successes working in the field of advancement for Catholic elementary schools is evidence of her proven experience. Barbara is a co-founder of the networking group, ACE of Greater Philadelphia “Advancing Catholic Education” specifically founded to provide opportunities for other elementary school Advancement Directors within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to share best practices and to learn from each other.
Mrs. Gress will be working directly with Father Nordeman and Sister Patricia in partnership with the Healey Education Foundation, www.healeyeducationfoundation.org.
Common goals for the GSC/Healey partnership include focusing on a plan to enrich school enrollment through enhanced recruitment and retention, promoting the continuance of the existing stellar fundraising programs, fostering creative ideas for additional fundraising methods, and supporting the governance of the school through the establishment of a Board of Limited Jurisdiction. These goals will be met while upholding the core values of preserving Catholic Faith Identity, protecting the standard of academic excellence, and providing a reasonable tuition base for families.
You are warmly invited to reach out to Mrs. Gress with any questions, she is happy to assist you in any way that she can. Mrs. Gress may be reached at email@example.com.