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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. 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 ('31).

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B.A. Loyola University New Orleans

Podcast Episode 22: A Chat with Laura Deems ('12)

September 2, 2021
Welcome to Episode 22 of The Darlington Podcast! In this Darlington Connects episode, Julie Lucas ('97), chief advancement officer, catches up with Laura Deems ('12), an Atlanta-based abstract artist.

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Podcast Episode 18: A Chat with Charles Bamford ('55)

July 29, 2021
Welcome to Episode 18 of The Darlington Podcast! In this Darlington Connects episode, Julie Lucas ('97), chief advancement officer, chats with Charles Bamford ('55), a recruiter in the energy industry since 1986.

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Podcast Episode 14: A Chat with Dawit Lemma ('97)

July 1, 2021
Welcome to Episode 12 of The Darlington Podcast! In this Darlington Connects episode, Julie Lucas ('97), chief advancement officer, catches up with her classmate Dawit Lemma ('97), founder and CEO of Krimson Aviation – an aviation support services company based in Ethiopia and Switzerland since 2015.

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Podcast Episode 12: A Chat with Helen (Davis) Hanavich ('02, LD '12) and Blake Segars ('99, LD '19)

June 17, 2021
Welcome to Episode 12 of The Darlington Podcast! In this episode, Julie Lucas ('97), chief advancement officer, catches up with Helen (Davis) Hanavich ('02, LD '12) and Blake Segars ('99, LD '19), two outstanding alumni who have been able to collaborate professionally with their interior design and architecture businesses.

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Podcast Episode 3: A Chat with Marie (Hodge) Gordon (’99, LD ’12)

April 15, 2021
Welcome to Episode 3 of The Darlington Podcast! In this episode, Darlington's Chief Advancement Officer Julie Lucas will be talking with Marie (Hodge) Gordon ('99, LD '12), director of communications for the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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Darlington Connects

Alumni | Julie Lucas '97, July 21, 2020
Every one of us has countless Darlington connections, especially in the work world. So, Darlington’s Advancement Office, in partnership with the Alumni Council, has established a new program, Darlington Connects, to support our entire school community.

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Alumni Spotlight | Dr. Bob Hortman ('72)

August 28, 2019
An active alum, parent, and grandparent, Dr. Bob Hortman ('72) has served Darlington in a number of ways. Currently chairman of the Board of Trustees, he has also been president of the Alumni Council, chairman of The Darlington Fund, and president of the Athletic Booster Club. 

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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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