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Events & Volunteer Opportunities

Admission Office

Interested parents can help the Admission Office by hosting and/or attending coffees for prospective families; assisting with the
annual Admission Open House; assisting with Admission fairs; and contacting new families and serving as a resource for them.
 
Contact:
Angela Brown, Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing, (781) 489-1333 

Advancement Office

CLASS DANA FUND COMMITTEE
Volunteers will assist in communicating the importance of the Dana Fund including soliciting gifts, increasing class participation and helping reach the class fundraising goal. While giving is voluntary, we encourage all families, alumnae and friends of the School to participate as they are able. Dana Hall is fortunate to have many supporters who give in numerous ways – by making gifts, participating in fundraising activities and volunteering for school activities. 

FAMILY WEEKEND
Volunteers are needed to help in the planning, set up and hosting of the weekend on Fri.-Sat, Oct. 27-28, 2018.

GRANDPARENTS' AND SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY
(grades 5-8)
Volunteers needed for this fun day for Middle School guests on Friday, May 3, 2019.

Contacts in the Advancement Office:
Kari McPartland
Kathy Luby

Helen Temple Cooke Library

The Library welcomes volunteers to help in the library two hours every other week, assist with the Summer Reading Book Fair, and to write thank you notes for gifts received for the Birthday Book Program.

Contact
, Library Director, 781-235-1386

PA Opportunities

PARENT AMBASSADORS
Parent Ambassadors welcome new families and students to Dana and serve as a guide during their transition to the Dana community. They will contact new families at the start of the school year to answer questions and will offer to meet a new family/student at various Dana events, such as Parents’ Weekend, a PA meeting, an athletic game or a musical/dance concert. 

Day Contact:  
Becky Cole (Sarah ’22, Eliza ’24), (781) 439-8242
Elise Gardner (Elizabeth ’17, Katie ’18, Emily ’21), (781) 710-6076

    
Boarding Contact: Katie Garrett (Sophia Miettinen-Garrett ’19), (617) 257-3889 
SHE SAILS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Volunteers are needed to help in the event planning of this community-wide event on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
Contact:
Kathy Luby P09, Director of Special Events/Parent Programs, (781) 489-1362
BOARDING COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT
Volunteers for Boarding Community Enrichment assist with boarding events, provide dorm snacks for special occasions, occasionally take boarders to the grocery store or shopping for Dana traditions, prom, holidays and other needs. Help coordinate the “stress-breaker” event during fall exam period.

Contacts: 
P07, Dean of Residential Life/International Student Advisor, (781)489-1391
Katie Garrett (Sophia Miettinen-Garrett ’19), (617) 257-3889
Catherine Mitchell (Lenzie '21), (978)-356-4760

BOOSTER CLUB
The Booster Club organizes, sponsors and promotes Dana spirit activities that celebrate and support athletics, performing/visual arts and all Dana community activities and events. 

Contacts: 
Deanna Cannata (Gabby ’21), (617) 739-1819
Barbara Gordon (Greta ’20), (781) 237-2393 
Kristin Lindstrom (Sophia ’21, Ella ’25), (781) 492-8462 
Mary Lou Seidner (Casey ’19, Alexis ’20), (617) 480-8343
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Parental assistance is needed throughout the year for community service activities and events, in both the Middle and Upper Schools. 

Upper School:
, Director of Community Service Programs, (781) 489-1741
(Sophia ’19), (781) 237-5564

Middle School:
Jennifer Bardorf (Noelle '25)
DRAGON’S DEN
Helps manage the Dragon’s Den (Dana merchandise store in The Shipley Center) with inventory and sales. Helps organize the Dana

“Halliday” boutique in December and identifies merchandise to sell in the store and at special school events. 

Contacts: 
 (Campbell ’17, Mimi ’19, Chapman '22), (781) 235-8593

Events

Help coordinate PA meetings, programs and events for the community throughout the year.

Contacts
Patricia Thames (Grace’20, Amelia ’24), (781) 489-5619


FACULTY & STAFF APPRECIATION
Help organize various activities and gifts to thank all Dana Hall faculty and staff. Popular events include a holiday luncheon and boutique party and a spring luncheon. Seasonal gifts such as holiday trays and gift cards for the all staff September and June meetings are provided. In addition, there is a faculty/staff perk program where parents can donate spare tickets and/or gift cards that are then distributed via a lottery system. 

Contacts
Becky Durbin (Ciara ’21, Brigit ’23), (267) 884-4575
Marlous Lagarde (Sophie ’21, Caroline ’23), (508) 785-8379 
Heather Maffie (Charlotte ’21, Alice ’23), (617) 916-2169
GLOBAL CONNECTIONS PROGRAM
Host families will be matched with an international boarding student and are invited to join their host daughter for the Global Connections breakfast. Host families provide activities throughout the year to engage the host student, such as: dinner at home, an overnight or weekend visit, tours of the local and surrounding area and visiting the host daughter on campus for a drop-in dinner or to cheer her on the field or stage. 

Contacts:
 P07, International Student Advisor, (781) 489-1391
 P09, Associate Director of Special Events/Parent Relations, (781) 489-1363
Masimbiti Kunje (Ashleigh Chiwaya ’22), (781) 963-2822


SHIPLEY CENTER SNACK BAR
We are requesting parent/guardian supervision of the snack bar in the Shipley Center on Monday through Friday, from 3-5 p.m. Students also will be asked to volunteer, but we would like an adult present whenever the snack bar is open. Ideally, we would like a commitment of one day per week. In the winter months, we would like to staff the snack bar from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Contact:
 (Elizabeth ’17, Kate ’18, Emily ’21), (781) 721-4927)

SUSTAINABILITY
Volunteers will help with education, promotion, special events and activities that support the School’s effort to become more sustainable. 

Contact:
Trish Glass (Kate '14, Eliza '21) 


Contacts:
 P09, Director of Special Events and Parent Programs, (781) 489-1362
Jessica Stanton (Elsie ’22), (781) 772-1164

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