Dartmouth’s Bishop Stang appoints Pamela Cook as new Director of Advancement

“Bishop Stang High School is proud to announce the appointment of Pamela Cook as the new Director of Advancement beginning in January 2024. She will bring over 20 years of non-profit fundraising experience.

Cook most recently served as Executive Director for Clean Ocean Access and previously held leadership development and advancement positions at institutions like St. Francis of Assisi, Saint John School in Wellesley, and the Ursuline Academy to name a few. She brings a broad knowledge of management and leadership, along with an extensive record of accomplishments, outstanding rapport with colleagues, and visionary initiatives that have helped sustain Catholic educational institutions across Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

“This is an exciting time for Bishop Stang. Pam brings a wealth of experience fundraising from multiple schools and is a proven leader in the nonprofit sector. Her forward thinking and ability to engage and inspire constituents will well serve the vision for Bishop Stang for years to come,” said Jim Benson, President.

From directing fundraising efforts, envisioning comprehensive marketing plans, planning major events, cultivating relationships, and integrating communication strategies, Cook has had her hand in a myriad of responsibilities and proved herself successful in all. She will provide Bishop Stang with a unique and valuable perspective by sharing her expertise and working closely with the President and Directors of Admissions, Finance, and Communications.

The principal of Saint John School in Wellesley commented, “Pam was the driving force behind the school’s largest Giving Tuesday campaign to date. We exceeded our goal set for that day raising over $85,000 in one day and that is in large part to Pam’s efforts. Pam had a clear understanding of the community’s capacity to give, and her research paid off. Pam will bring that same thoughtful and data-driven approach to her next role.”

He continued, “I am not surprised that Pam’s heart has led her back to a Catholic institution. At the heart of Pam and what drives her is the opportunity for her to be part of a mission-driven organization where Christ is at the center of their work.”

Pamela shared her excitement about joining Spartan Village: “I am profoundly grateful and honored to embrace the role of Director of Advancement at Bishop Stang High School. As I prepare to embark on this new chapter and serve the incredible Stang community, I am looking forward to contributing my passion for mission-driven progress and commitment to growth, opportunity, and advancement.

The privilege of engaging with the vibrant community and esteemed constituents of Bishop Stang is exciting and I am eager to lead initiatives that will elevate our shared aspirations for the success of the school and create opportunities for building upon the institution’s strong foundation and values. Together, let’s build, forge connections, and propel Bishop Stang as a pillar of the community toward a brighter, more vibrant future for generations of Spartans to come.

Thank you to President Benson for giving me this opportunity to foster a spirit of philanthropy alongside a best-in-class faculty and staff, student body, and faith-filled community.”

Cook holds a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Classical Studies from Regis College and resides in Marion with her husband and four children. She will begin her role in late January.”