Jenny Lucas JD, CFREChief Advancement Officer
firstname.lastname@example.org Proud mom of a Viz alumna, joined the Advancement Team in 2011
I am here to serve the Viz community; a community that is so wonderfully supportive of the school. Your generous gifts and willing volunteerism allow Viz to continue to provide a high-performance academic environment, rich in Catholic Salesian values. I love meeting and getting to know all the individuals that make up our closely-connected community. My door is always open if you have questions or want to know more about how your gifts can positively impact our school. In the words of St. Jane de Chantal, “Thank you for your kindness to my children.”
Lisa Kohler '02Director of Development
email@example.com 2002 alumna and charter member, joined the Advancement Team in 2018
My primary focus is building relationships within our Viz community so we can raise the funds needed to bridge the gap between the tuition revenue received and the full cost of a Viz education. I am passionate about forging authentic partnerships with our families, alumnae, and donors and understanding how we can work together to maximize our culture of philanthropy. Having benefited infinitely by my own time here as a charter member, it is an honor to help secure the financial support necessary to ensure we are building a sustainable future for Viz.
Ellen CooperDirector of Marketing and Communications
firstname.lastname@example.org Proud mom of a Viz Montessori student, joined the Advancement Team in 2014
Managing the marketing and communications efforts for the Lower, Middle, and Upper School is my top priority. Viz has a unique story to tell, and it is my job to maximize the diverse promotional opportunities at our disposal – Viz website, The Visitor magazine, Viz Stories, print ads, and everything in between – to deliver the Viz story and build the Viz brand. At the end of the day, I want you to be as excited about Viz as I am.
Christine Marino '09Alumnae Relations and Communications Coordinator
314-625-9106cmarino @visitationacademy.org 2009 alumna, joined the Advancement Team in 2017
As a Viz alumna, I have a very personal investment in my job. I work to increase engagement so that we see more of our amazing alumnae back on our campus and involved with Viz. I also enjoy creating communications that ensure our parents, students, and the rest of the Viz community have the latest information about all the happenings at the school. I am excited to hear what everyone has going on in the classroom this year and then share it with our community!
Alison WhiteEvents Coordinator
email@example.com Proud mom of a Viz student, joined the Advancement Team in 2018
I plan, coordinate, and execute many of the social events and a variety of fundraising events, including the annual Golf Tournament and Safari Auction. I also work closely with the Mothers’ and Fathers’ clubs, acting as a liaison between their members and the school. I love introducing parents to new opportunities to get involved at Viz and am always available to help answer any questions they have or guide them in the right direction.
Colleen PorterEditor and Communications Specialist
firstname.lastname@example.org Joined the Advancement Team in 2019
Viz is uniquely Viz, and it is my job to communicate all the wonderful things this special school has to offer to both current and prospective families. I help conceive, write, and edit many of the communication pieces that are used to promote the school. There is a true collaborative energy in our department and a genuine excitement about the school and the Viz community. I hope this comes through when you read stories about Viz.
Cheryl EhrhardGift and Data Coordinator
email@example.com Joined the Advancement Team in 2019
While the work I do is primarily behind the scenes, my role is essential to the fundraising operations of the school. Fundraising is an important contributor to the success of Viz. I love putting my knowledge and expertise to work to make Viz the very best it can be. I’m excited to be part of the Viz community and happy to help in any way I can.
Whom should you contact?
Alumnae Association Board: Christine Marino ‘09
Alumnae Reunions: Christine Marino ‘09
Corporate Matching Gifts: Cheryl Ehrhard
Endowed Scholarship Funds: Jenny Lucas
Fathers’ Club: Alison White
Leadership Gifts: Jenny Lucas
Mothers’ Club: Alison White
Planned Giving: Jenny Lucas
Public Relations: Colleen Porter
Publications: Ellen Cooper
Safari Dinner and Auction: Alison White
Social Media: Christine Marino ‘09
Stock Gifts: Jenny Lucas or Lisa Kohler ‘02
The Viz Fund: Lisa Kohler ‘02
Viz Golf Tournament: Alison White
Website: Ellen Cooper