Lauren joined the office in 2007 after 4 years as the Director of Development and Parent Liaison at Dutchess Day School in Millbrook, NY. Lauren lives in Woodbridge with her husband, Chris, and their two daughters Kelsey and Ally. A graduate of Cornell University and four-year boarding student at Westminster School, she has enjoyed being involved in and learning the culture of a day school. When not at Hopkins, she enjoys reading, running, watching the NY Rangers and most importantly spending time with her family.
Tom joined the Hopkins School Alumni/Development Office in September 2018, after spending the last several years in University Relations at Wesleyan University, most recently serving as Director of Alumni & Parent Relations. Originally from Pennsylvania, Tom attended Perkiomen School, where he graduated valedictorian. Tom went on to earn a degree in Government from Wesleyan University and holds an M.A. in Political Management from The George Washington University. Tom lives in Glastonbury with his wife, Stephanie, and three kids, enjoys traveling extensively, and spends every fall cheering for the Washington Redskins and the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Charlie joined the Alumni/ae and Development Office in 2016 after stints in nonprofit development and fundraising, and investment management. Prior to joining Hopkins, Charlie spent five years in South Africa helping to develop a world-class, affordable high school for underserved youth. Charlie has a passion for independent schools having studied at The Roxbury Latin School and Phillips Academy. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy with a concentration in Religious Studies from Kenyon College, where he also captained the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams. Charlie lives in New Haven with his wife, Thabisa, and two kids, Elethu and Asante.
Katey Varanelli Director of Alumni/ae Engagement, Assistant Director of the Annual Fund (203) 397-1001 x432
Katey joined the Alumni/ae and Development Office in 2015 after 2 years in the Development Office at the Taft School. Originally from Charlotte, NC, she attended Northwestern University and has been living in Connecticut for 5 years now. On occassion, she can be seen playing the double bass with the Hopkins orchestra. Aside from music, she enjoys all things Disney, playing kickball, swimming, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Nick.
Carol joined the Alumni/Development team in 2008 after 5 years at the Washington National Cathedral. Carol is the mother of 2 grown boys and lives in Branford with her partner, David, and their ragdoll cat Sadie Mae. When not at Hopkins, she enjoys the beach, gardening, antiquing, refinishing furniture and Boston sports, especially the Red Sox.
Dan joined the Alumni/ae and Development Office in 2005. He enjoys working with faculty, staff, alumni/ae, and parents on a wide range of topics related to office technology and systems, both new and old. A transplant from the Midwest, Dan now lives in Madison with his wife, Minette, and his two daughters, Maya and Riley. When not at Hopkins, he enjoys traveling to Latin America, baking, golf, photography and reading about technology, economics, finance, travel and cooking.
Donna Vinci Alumni/ae Relations Associate (203) 397-1001 x429
Donna joined the Alumni/ae and Development office in September of 2014 after five years as part of the development team at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. She looks forward to learning the school culture and to helping strengthen alumni/ae engagement in multiple ways. Donna lives in Stratford with her husband, Matt, and their five-year-old son, Matthew Donald. When not at Hopkins, she enjoys reading, running, traveling, listening to classical & jazz music and spending time with her family.