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Community doesn’t just happen. It’s the students, teachers, staff, families, and alumni who make being at GDS special—and the Advancement team helps celebrate that. Whether we're coordinating socials to welcome new families, hosting community events with speakers like Justice Sotomayor or Ta-Nehisi Coates, connecting with distinguished alumni, or showcasing stories from the halls of GDS and beyond, our team is here to celebrate what it means to be a Hopper. Each member of the Georgetown Day School community helps make our School what it is—a place where students love to learn and learn to change the world. So we, the Advancement team, invite you to join us in advancing the School and our mission. Reach out to any one of us to get involved.
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Lynn McNair

Chief Advancement Officer
lmcnair@gds.org
202-295-1060

As Chief Advancement Officer, C. Lynn McNair provides oversight for our School’s external affairs, including development, communications, alumni engagement, and community relations.

Lynn brings over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit world, setting strategy, developing fiscal capacity, establishing partnerships with foundations and individuals to enhance philanthropic giving, and honing her expertise as a communicator. Lynn most recently served as the Vice President of Philanthropic Partnerships for the Alliance for Excellent Education, a national policy and advocacy organization working to ensure that all at-risk middle and high school students receive the support they need to meet challenging academic standards, graduate from high school and college, and develop the necessary skills and capacity to become productive citizens in the global economy. Previously, Lynn served in leadership roles at the Internet Society, the Salzburg Global Seminar, the American Association of University Women, and the National Governors Association. She serves on the Board of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and co-founded and co-chaired the African American Women’s Giving Circle of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation.

In addition to her deep experience in strategic leadership, marketing and external relations, fundraising, and relationship building, Lynn has two adult children, Marcus and GDS alum Sasha '10. In Lynn's spare time, she loves to read, go for long walks, and spend time with close friends over a good glass of red wine.

"Mylah" Howard

"Mylah" Howard

Advancement Specialist
Mylah
Mylah Howard joined the Advancement Office as a team specialist in early 2021. Prior to GDS, she worked in early childhood education, teaching kindergarten and children’s programs through her church, supported racial equity research with an educational nonprofit organization, and served in an art ministry cohort where she incorporated art creation into faith spaces. Previously, she worked in hospitality operations and event production after receiving a B.A. in communications from the University of Maryland, College Park. Mylah, whose name means "compassionate and merciful," seeks to bring joy and comfort wherever she goes. She is passionate about creative expression and values the way the GDS community encourages everyone to show up as their authentic self. When not at GDS, you may find Mylah dancing, dining, exploring contemporary art museums, relaxing on a picnic blanket in a grassy park, or playing with Corduroy, the rescue pup she shares with her sister.

Communications

"Alison" Grasheim

"Alison" Grasheim

Director of Communications and Integrated Marketing
Alison
"Tenley" Peterson

"Tenley" Peterson

Director of Web and Digital Strategy & Analysis
Tenley
"Danny" Stock

"Danny" Stock

Storyteller
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Community Relations

"Correy" Hudson

"Correy" Hudson

Director of Alumni Engagement
Correy
"Lisa" Schneiderman

"Lisa" Schneiderman

Director of Community Relations
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Development

"Ashley" Bianchi

"Ashley" Bianchi

Director of Annual Giving
Ashley
"Jeffrey" Delozier

"Jeffrey" Delozier

Senior Manager, Major Gifts and Donor Services
Jeffrey
"Lindsey" Jacobson

"Lindsey" Jacobson

Associate Director of Development and Director of Major Gifts
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