With Hun’s longtime development director headed toward retirement, we guided the transition, including supporting his needs, goals, and timeline. As the retiring advancement leader rounded out his tenure, capping off engagements and relationships, making final asks, and smoothing the donor-relationship handover to the incoming team, we helped introduce new fundraising leadership. This prevented disruptions among internal and external constituents, ensuring that Hun staff could flourish in their roles and meet the needs of donors.
A seamless transition to the new advancement professional meant that relationships with key leaders and donors were established early, and development staff felt empowered to do their best work. The Hun School team went on to a record-breaking first year. During a year disrupted by a pandemic, Graham-Pelton is now coaching The Hun School to be flexible in meeting the needs of their constituents and their evolving philanthropic desires.