Hackley Announces New Director of Advancement

John Gannon P ’21 has been named Hackley’s next Director of Advancement.
“As many of you know, John has been an instrumental figure in our community for decades,“ wrote Head of School Charles Franklin in a letter to the Hackley community. “As he enters his 25th year at Hackley, John is recognized for his deep commitment to building relationships with all members of our community and engaging them in the life of our School. He has a passion for knowing who people are and what Hackley has meant to them.“

In his time on the Hilltop, Mr. Gannon has served as Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, Director of Capital and Planned Gifts, Director of the Centennial Campaign, and Director of the Legacy Campaign. “In a highly competitive pool of applicants for the position, these attributes and knowledge of our school community made John stand out as the best candidate,“ Mr. Franklin noted.

In the letter announcing his appointment, Mr. Gannon shared, “My commitment to Hackley is deeply personal, and our School’s success is important to me. I am driven in part by the professional satisfaction I derive from the work I do, which is rooted in relationship building. In addition, I am driven by how grateful my wife Elizabeth and I are to our School and the colleagues, families and alumni who have enriched our lives and made possible the extraordinary educational experience our son William received as a student.”

As the Director of Advancement, Mr. Gannon will lead efforts to ensure that Hackley continues to have the resources needed to provide a world-class education to young people throughout the region.