SARASOTA, FL – Hershorin Schiff Community Day School, a Jewish day school serving children of all faiths in preschool through eighth grade, has hired Brenna Wilhm to serve as its new senior development associate. In this role, she will be responsible for overseeing Community Day School’s fundraising efforts, including major gifts, annual fund, planned giving, special events, and its ongoing capital campaign. She will also oversee grant seeking for the school.
The addition of Wilhm comes at an ideal time for the school, as Community Day School continues to raise money for its new campus, with construction beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.
Wilhm has two decades of senior management experience in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors, including spending the past 12 years in Sarasota specializing in sales and marketing with a private family foundation and serving as the director of operations for Sarasota nonprofit Embracing Our Differences. Having studied violin performance at Oberlin College and holding a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Wilhm recognizes the importance of providing a strong educational foundation for every child.
She has been connected with the school for many years: her son is a rising 7th grader attending since kindergarten, and she has served as a co-chair and is an active member of the Parent Association.
“Eight years ago, my son and I set foot onto the Community Day School campus as a student and parent; we continue to be inspired by its inclusive culture, attentive staff, and diversity of thought,” Wilhm said. “In the midst of challenges including a global pandemic, I am even more grateful to be joining an organization that works to ensure every child feels safe, supported, known and valued. I look forward to supporting the educational advancements and scholarship opportunities of our school as we work together for the betterment of our entire community.”
For more about Community Day School, go to CommunityDay.org or call 941-552-2770.
About Hershorin Schiff Community Day School
The mission of the Hershorin Schiff Community Day School, which serves students in preschool through eighth grade, is to impact the world by creating a community where children of all faiths demonstrate integrity, academic excellence, and a desire to improve the world. Community Day offers a rigorous, project-based academic program in a diverse and vibrant learning environment rooted in the Jewish values of honesty, integrity, mutual trust and respect. For more information, visit the website at communityday.org or call (941) 552-2770.