Murphy released the following statement:
I am pleased to announce that I have accepted the position of Executive Director of Development at Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School. Over the last forty years at Gloucester Catholic I have been a teacher, department chair, boys' basketball coach, athletic director and the director of alumni relations. I am elated to begin my new journey in the development office.
In 1993 I attended a workshop with former Principal John Colman. That event led to many of the things we do today. Among those was the establishment of the Alumni Communion Breakfast, the alumni data base and the annual appeal. Over the last 28 years, I have played an integral role in those programs and many more.
I want to give a special nod of appreciation to Joe Calabro for all his hard work and planning over the past five years. His professional approach to the development office has put Gloucester Catholic in an ideal position to move forward. I am also pleased to announce that Gus Ostrum will continue to play a vital role in the office; his work ethic is second to none, and I am fortunate to have him on our team.
Moving forward I plan to build on many of the fine programs that are in place. I intend to maintain relationships, not only with our most loyal donors, but also work on engaging new donors. Having, been at the school for forty years, I am confident that I can build on those relationships.
One new program that will be launched in the fall will be our Class Ambassador program. We will be reaching out to several members of each graduating class to help us publicize the good news of Gloucester Catholic, update our data base, and assist in Philanthropy Week in March. It is an exciting time at Gloucester Catholic with the implementation of a full time admissions coordinator and a new principal who is fully committed to the growth and expansion of our beloved GC!
I look forward to spreading the good news of Gloucester Catholic and expanding the footprint of our development office!
Once a Ram... Always a Ram Pat Murphy