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Manlius Pebble Hill (MPH), a prominent Central New York independent school, announced that PORTIA McGEE will join its executive staff as its new director of development, effective Feb. 26. She will lead MPH’s advancement efforts for the school’s 6,000-plus alumni, families, faculty, staff, and friends of MPH. McGee brings 15 years of fundraising, alumni engagement, and events experience to MPH. She worked most recently as the director of development for USRowing, where she oversees fundraising operations for the nonprofit national governing body for the sport of rowing in the U.S. A 2008 Olympian, McGee is a seven-time member of the USA national rowing team. Prior to her work at USRowing, McGee worked in advancement at the Hun School of Princeton in New Jersey, and the Bush School in Seattle, Washington — both independent schools. In addition to building relationships with donors, including alumni and families, McGee will provide leadership for and strategically manage MPH’s fundraising programs, including the annual fund, capital and major-gift campaigns, and planned giving. She will also oversee special events and alumni relations.

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