Executive Director, Molly Dunn, is responsible for the overall operation of the Preschool Advantage. She leads the implementation of the Organization’s strategic growth plan, and she provides leadership in the management of both institutional and major donor relationships and fundraising. A passionate advocate of Preschool Advantage’s mission, Molly works closely with our partner preschools and our families to ensure children a quality preschool experience of the highest standard. Her responsibilities include coordinating the Child and School Committees, executing community outreach efforts, and managing day-to-day finance, and administrative functions. A seasoned nonprofit professional, Molly served as Development Director for several Morris County organizations including the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Mayo Performing Arts Center, and the Morristown and Morris Township Library Foundation. She has also held several senior management positions at multinational and strategic consulting organizations in the for-profit sector.
Director of Development
Director of Development, Anneke Demarest, is an experienced development professional whose role is to spearhead fundraising efforts as Preschool Advantage continues to grow. She is responsible for developing and executing the annual fundraising plan, and for securing financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations. Prior to joining Preschool Advantage, Anneke was the director of development at Jazz House Kids in Montclair, the associate director of development at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison, and donor relations manager for The Nature Conservancy in New York City. Anneke holds a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College and an M.A. in Fundraising Management from Columbia University.
Marketing & Special Events Manager
Marketing and Special Events Manager, Sally Hespe, has primary responsibility for Marketing/Public Relations, Outreach (Families and Community Leaders), and Event Planning. Sally is also responsible for general administrative matters for the Organization. Before joining Preschool Advantage, Sally worked at the Midland Foundation, the fundraising arm of the nonprofit Midland School in Branchburg, NJ. She has also held numerous volunteer positions, including recruitment leadership at her alma mater, Franklin and Marshall College, where she represents the college at area college fairs and receptions. Sally has been involved in a variety of ways with the Somerset Hills Educational Foundation and St. John on the Mountain Episcopal Church, both in Bernardsville. As a parent and substitute teacher in the Somerset Hills School District for almost a decade, Sally witnessed first hand the struggles of many local families whose children were unable to attend preschool due to financial constraints. She is thrilled to be able to contribute to Preschool Advantage’s vision that every child should have the opportunity to attend preschool.
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