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Julie Lucas '97

Chief Advancement Officer

Julie (’97) joined Darlington's Advancement Office in 2007 and was named chief advancement officer in 2016. As such, she oversees development, alumni relations and admissions. Previously, she has served as director of development, director of giving programs and campaign director for Darlington's Second Century Campaign. Julie holds a B.A. in Communication from Loyola University New Orleans. She and her husband, Sam (’97 LD '13), have two children, Wilson ('28) and Hudson.

College Education
B.A. Loyola University New Orleans

Hughes to serve as advancement services officer

July 19, 2019
Chrissy Hughes has joined the Darlington Community as advancement services officer, overseeing all gift entry and reporting and database management for the school. 

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Darlington is well represented in Leadership Georgia's class of 2019

February 5, 2019
Julie Lucas (‘97), chief advancement officer for Darlington, and Marie (Hodge) Gordon (’99, LD ’12), Alumni Council member and class agent, have been selected to participate in Leadership Georgia's class of 2019.

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Raymond joins advancement staff

January 10, 2019
Carson Raymond has returned to the Darlington Community to serve as director of major gifts in the Advancement Office. In this role, he will manage relationships with donors and oversee the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts.

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Darlington receives GOAL Advocacy Award

September 24, 2018
Darlington School recently received the Georgia GOAL Advocacy Award, which recognizes the institution that has displayed the most passion and perseverance when appealing to legislators to preserve, protect and expand this opportunity.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Lauren Ledbetter

Advancement | Julie Lucas '97, March 19, 2018
Volunteer Spotlight is an ongoing blog series that features interviews with members of the Darlington community who give their time and talents to continue to make Darlington the school we all love.

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Crosswalk Confessions

Student Life | Julie Lucas '97, November 17, 2017
They say that integrity is doing what's right when no one is watching, and what I've observed during my morning crosswalk simply makes me proud.

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Get to Know: Julie Lucas ('97)

Communications | Jennifer Collins, October 13, 2017
It’s been 20 years since she graduated from Darlington as a boarding student, but Julie (Wilson) Lucas (‘97) just couldn’t stay away from the Lakeside! She travels far and wide to visit with Darlington alumni and is excited to welcome her friends back for Alumni Weekend!

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Darlington Fund off to a great start

October 5, 2017
As the school year began, the faculty and staff of Darlington School had already made their pledge to support The Darlington Fund 100 percent, setting the tone for another great year for the school. This was soon followed by full support from the Board of Trustees.

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Prospective Boarding Parent FAQ #10: 'How Does Having Day Students on Campus Impact the Culture?'

Admission | Julie Lucas '97, August 10, 2017
The last question I will tackle in my 10-part Prospective Boarding School Parent FAQ blog series touches on one of the things that makes Darlington School unique in the boarding school world: "How does having day students on campus impact the boarding experience/the school culture?"

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Prospective Boarding Parent FAQ #9: 'How Will My Child Find a Niche at Darlington?'

Admission | Julie Lucas '97, August 3, 2017
The ninth question I will tackle in my 10-part Prospective Boarding School Parent FAQ blog series touches on what we all want for our children as we consider educational options: "I want my child to fit in and be happy at school. How will he or she find a niche at Darlington? What unique opportunities are there?"

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