Meet the Development Team

Chris Aycock, Director of Development

Chris Aycock

As Director of Development, Chris oversees all functions of fundraising, alumni relations, and development communications for the School. A product of independent, Episcopal school education, Chris received his Bachelor’s in Communication and Master’s in School Administration from East Carolina University. In his career, he has worked as a Capital Campaign Director for James D. Klote and Associates in Falls Church, Assistant Development Director for Alumni and Donor Relations at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, Director of Development at Ware Academy in Gloucester, and Head of School at Ridgecroft School in Ahoskie, NC. He recently decided that he would like to return to development work, which he considers to be his real strength and passion. Chris is married with one son and another on the way. His oldest son Tom will join the Lower School PreK

Jenna Smith, Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Major Gifts

Jenna Smith

Jenna Smith serves as Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Major Gifts. In this role she has primary responsibility for alumni relations, in addition to securing vital funds from our leading donors. Before coming to Stuart Hall in 2010, Jenna served her alma mater, Mary Baldwin University, as a Major Gifts Officer and as Class Leadership Coordinator in the Alumni and Parent Relations office. She also has experience in marketing and programming.

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