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Transforming Together
Transforming Together

It started with a question from Head of School Rand Harrington: What can we do better?

The answers—submitted by students, teachers, parents and alumni—created room for a bold vision to fundamentally transform the Kent Denver experience. That vision gave rise to The Next 100 Years Capital Campaign. And the Campaign galvanized the entire community to a level unprecedented in the school's 97-year-history.

It's taken just over three years to raise more than $27 million of the Campaign's $31 million goal—a pace that Director of Development Phil Klein calls "unbelievably inspiring."

Every member of the community was invited to support the Campaign in August. Based on families' enthusiasm to join the effort and contribute their best possible gifts, Mr. Klein is confident Kent Denver will raise the final amount needed to close the gap this school year.

"What makes this community so strong is that we recognize the value of every family's participation in an effort like this," Mr. Klein says. "Every Campaign gift of any size makes a meaningful difference and every student will benefit, both today and long into the future."

About The Next 100 Years Campaign

The Next 100 Years Campaign funds construction of 100,000 square feet of new learning spaces and the creation of innovative academic and athletic programs.

The Campaign also allows us to reward faculty excellence and admit promising students from all income levels.

Learn more at KentDenver.org


Meet our Communications Team

Lisa Mortell

Lisa Mortell
Titles: Assistant Director of Communications
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B.A. - English

"I love telling Kent Denver's stories. The amazing work of my colleagues and the accomplishments of our students provide endless inspiration!"

Since joining Kent Denver in 1998, Ms. Mortell has worked in various roles in the school's communications and development offices. She currently focuses on a wide range of communications, including social media, online newsletters, website content, print and digital publications and Summer at KDS marketing.

Jan Thomas

Jan Thomas
Class of 1976
Titles: Director of Communications
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B.A. - Mass Communications
B.A. - Political Science
M.A. - Public Communications

"As a student, Kent Denver changed the trajectory of my life. Working here allows me to support the school as it offers that same transformative gift to others."

Ms. Thomas has an extensive background in higher education and corporate communications and marketing. Additionally, she formed, owned and operated a communications company for several years.

Amy Vucci

Amy Vucci
Titles: Communications Specialist
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B.S. - Biology

"I love to capture the amazing things happening at Kent Denver—this community is endlessly inspiring!"

A videographer, graphic designer and past member of the communications department at Johnson & Wales University, Ms. Vucci provides her creative expertise to Kent Denver in video, photography, graphic design, writing and editing.