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Education: K-12 / Independent Schools

Director of Leadership and Legacy Giving

Tabor Academy
Marion, Massachusetts

Tabor Academy, located in Marion, Massachusetts, has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1876 by Elizabeth Taber. Dedicated to building character and fostering lifelong learning, the school has become a premier coeducational, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9–12.

The School by the Sea offers a stunning setting for education, embracing its maritime heritage and providing a diverse and inclusive community. Tabor’s commitment to transformative personal growth is reflected in its innovative ocean-oriented programming and emphasis on developing leaders equipped to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.

As Tabor approaches its 150th anniversary, a new strategic vision is in development, shaping the priorities for its upcoming capital campaign and guiding the institution into its next phase.

The Opportunity

At this pivotal moment in Tabor’s journey, the school is seeking a Director of Leadership and Legacy Giving to play a crucial role in its fundraising efforts. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Director will lead the development of a major and planned giving program, contributing to the achievement of fundraising goals. The role involves strategic leadership, managing a team of frontline officers, and implementing a system to track fundraising activity.

The Director will be instrumental in aligning donor engagement strategies with Tabor’s priorities, ensuring sustainable philanthropic support. With a focus on major and planned giving, the Director will oversee a team, develop operating plans, and work collaboratively with school leadership to build a robust portfolio of prospects. The role requires a candidate with a passion for Tabor Academy’s mission, strategic thinking, entrepreneurship, collaboration, and a proven track record in securing major and principal gifts.

As the school prepares for its milestone anniversary, the Director of Leadership and Legacy Giving will be a key player in shaping Tabor’s future through sustainable philanthropic support. This opportunity presents an exciting challenge for an experienced development professional to be the architect of a leadership and legacy giving program that reflects Tabor’s aspirations for the next 150 years.

To Learn More and Nominate Qualified Candidates


Andrew Machado

Senior Consultant

Alexus Forte

Associate Consultant

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