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Education: K-12 / Independent Schools

Director of Major and Planned Giving

The Madeira School , McLean, Virginia

The Madeira School is an independent boarding and day school that educates girls in grades nine through 12. Located on a scenic 376-acre campus that is just 12 miles from Washington, DC, the Madeira School was founded in 1906 by Lucy Madeira in the belief that it is our duty and privilege to help young women to understand their changing world and to have the confidence to live lives of their own making, their own passions, and their own dreams. For an exciting look at Madeira:

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Director of Major and Planned Giving will be responsible for providing strategic direction and an annual operating plan for achievement of major and planned giving goals at the School. The Director will play an integral role in building the Madeira advancement team and supervising a major gifts officer and stewardship officer. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate who is a highly skilled and collaborative relationship builder.

Gretchen Warner, Head of School, who was appointed in 2020, describes her commitment: “Madeira’s mission and vision are to launch women who change the world and to lead innovation in girls’ education. At this moment in history, these guideposts are vital for the future of girls, women, and the world. I am passionate about girls’ education, and I am honored to lead the next generation of Madeira women. The ideals and values that connect our community, our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, and our resolve to forge a pathway to a bright future will indeed launch women who will change a world in need of changing.”

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