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Welcoming Our New Associate Director of Development

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Rochester, NY—July 8, 2020—Nativity Preparatory Academy, a local tuition-free privately-operated urban middle school for students in Grades 5-8, is pleased to welcome Jillian Beaman as its new associate director of development. Beaman will collaborate with Nativity leadership and staff to achieve all philanthropic and marketing communications goals for the school.

In her most recent role as director of annual giving at the YMCA of Greater Rochester, Beaman successfully led the annual campaign, soliciting donors and working with many staff and volunteers to ensure fundraising goals were met. She worked directly with staff teams in an urban setting to support fundraising efforts to provide quality child care with equity to families in Rochester. She also created and executed the marketing plan for the annual campaign, in coordination with the marketing and communications department.

“We are delighted to welcome Jillian to …

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Nativity Preparatory Academy Appoints New President

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Nativity Preparatory Academy, a local tuition-free privately-operated urban middle school for students in Grades 5-8, has appointed James Smith as its new president. Smith will be responsible for school operations, advancement and fundraising, marketing and communications, and its graduate support program.

Smith joins Nativity following 19 years with the YMCA of Greater Rochester, most recently as director of development and community engagement. Previously, he served as district executive director of the Carlson, Lewis Street, and Maplewood YMCA branches. Smith has served on the Nativity Board of Trustees for the past three years, and has been actively involved in supporting its mission to provide a premier education for urban youth.

“James’ infectious enthusiasm will serve our mission well as we work to build community relationships and spread the word on the success of Nativity and our students,” said William Carpenter, chair …

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Nativity Students Design Holiday Towels

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As the season of giving quickly approaches, Nativity Preparatory Academy is thankful to all the community members who make the dreams of students become reality. Nativity’s tuition-free, Catholic education is made possible by the generous donors who support the school’s mission to provide an exemplary education to students in need. Our students are not only thankful for the opportunities they’ve been afforded through Nativity, but they love to get involved in the fundraising process in any way they can. 

Windsor Cottage, a home-furnishing and decor consignment shop in Rochester, offers Nativity students a chance to showcase their artwork on flour sack towels that are sold in the store throughout the holiday season. Two student designs are selected each year to be featured on the high-quality towels. Peggy Growney, owner of Windsor Cottage and member of Nativity’s Board of Trustees, donates

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Nativity Preparatory Academy
15 Whalin Street
Rochester, NY 14620
585-271-1630