FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2021
Magnificat High School Announces Vice President of Advancement
Rocky River, OH - Magnificat High School President Moira Clark ’77 and Board Chairperson Colleen Moran O’Neil ’88 today announced that Deborah Durbin ’81 has been named the school’s Vice President of Advancement, effective April 26, 2021. She joins Magnificat most recently from the Prayers from Maria Childhood Cancer Foundation, where she served as Vice President of Development. During her tenure at the foundation she helped to increase revenue by building the strategic major gifts and grants programs and helped to grow the many other fundraising programs there.
“We are excited to welcome Debbie back to Magnificat,” said Magnificat President Moira Clark ’77. “Her expertise in growing fundraising programs and cultivating donors and corporate partners will be critical as the school moves into a new strategic planning phase and as we continue to expand the academic, athletic, co-curricular, and faith-formation opportunities available to Magnificat students.”
As Vice President of Advancement at Magnificat, Durbin will be an active member of the Leadership Team and will lead the school’s major gifts program, annual appeal fundraising through The Magnificat Fund, and special events, such as the Presidential Awards, reunions, and the annual Gala.
Prior to her work at Prayers from Maria, Durbin spent nearly 20 years in a number of development and marketing roles at the Cleveland Clinic. She led the Neurological Institute philanthropy program where she developed and executed a strategic plan to increase principal and major gifts. Earlier in her career, Durbin was in medical device sales, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University.
“I am thrilled to return to Magnificat," Durbin said. “Magnificat provided me with the foundation to be successful both personally and professionally. I look forward to advancing the strategic goals for the school so that many more young women have the tremendous opportunity for a Magnificat education.”
ABOUT MAGNIFICAT HIGH SCHOOL: Magnificat High School, a girls' Catholic, college-preparatory high school in Rocky River, OH, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, calls young women to live Mary's Magnificat in the world. For more information, visit www.magnificaths.org.