Members of the Leadership Council make the largest impact on Shipley's fundraising success. In 2014-2015, the 215 donors who gave leadership level gifts represented just under 12 percent of all Annual Fund donors, yet contributed 79 percent of the more than $1.6M Annual Fund total. Their bold investment inspires others while supporting every Shipley student and teacher.

Leadership Council membership starts with an annual gift of $1,894 or more. Young alumni are invited to join at levels tailored to early careers. Spreading payments over several months may help when considering a larger gift.

Please review the methods of making a contribution, including details on donating gifts of appreciated securities.

Leadership Council Recognition Categories

Speer Patrons $30,000 +
Brownell Benefactors $20,000 to $29,999
Howland Fellows $10,000 to $19,999
Blue and Green Guardians $5,000 to $9,999
Epes Advocates $3,000 to $4,999
Founders' Associates $1,894 to $2,999

Young Alumni Leaders
Classes of 1996-2015     $1,000 +
Classes of 2001-2015     $500 +
Classes of 2006-2015     $250 +

Meet the Team

List of 3 members.

  • Christopher "Chris" Farr 

    Director of Development
    Ext. 610-581-4650
    Middlebury College - BA
  • Elizabeth "Betsy" Block 83

    Associate Director of Development for Parent Engagement
    Ext. 610-581-4655
    The\Shipley School
    Amherst College - BA
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Kolb 

    Associate Director of Development for Alumni Engagement
    Ext. 4654
    Vassar College - BA