Messages from the Advancement Office
Hello and Welcome Home!
I am thrilled to be here at ICHS for my fifth year (wow!). Throughout the last four years, I have grown with Immaculate as we have continued past traditions and started new ones of our own. As an individual, it has been a place that supported me to go back to school to pursue a degree in Educational Leadership. I am thrilled to use my creativity and unique teaching style in my new role as Coordinator of Institutional Advancement. Not only will I be able to continue teaching my students, but I will also be overseeing the events that take place throughout the year at ICHS. Being able to watch each student become a leader in her own right has been a blessing and a wonder and I am eager to see what this new year will have in store for us. In addition, being able to work closely with my coworkers is exciting and collaborative and we are eager to make sure that all of our events, whether in or out of the building, embody what ICHS is all about: our family-like atmosphere, faith in each other, and passion for our school and service for others.
Being Student Council Advisor for the past four years has been a blessing. In addition to our amazing Pep Rallies and Spirit Week that the Student Council Executive Board spearheads, I have seen the girls bring forth their own ideas, like collecting for Breast Cancer Awareness, Collecting canned foods for the local food pantry, and collecting toys during the holiday season for children in a local hospital. It has been an honor to watch each student take on a leadership role and bring their ideas to the table and figure out a way to see them come to fruition. As I begin to prepare for an exciting year ahead, I am eager to work with the familiar faces throughout the halls of ICHS while also branching outside and reaching out to our community and alumena. By bridging this gap of past, present and future Blue Wolves, I hope to create an atmosphere that is even more welcoming than before.
“Carpe Diem, seize the day, make your lives extraordinary.” – Dead Poets Society
Miss Tara Connor, Coordinator of Institutional Advancement and Alumnae Relations
Miss Tara Connor
Coordinator of Institutional Advancement and Alumnae Relations
Hello ICHS Community!
An Immaculate Conception High School education is founded upon the Felician heritage and adheres to the highest standards. Guided by our mission to educate and transform students into young women of competence, compassion, and commitment in a Catholic Felician-Franciscan tradition of leadership and service, young women who graduate from ICHS become well-educated leaders, innovators, and dreamers.
As shared in the 2019-2020 academic year, Immaculate Conception High School embarked on a five-year Strategic Plan that called for the Institutional Advancement Office to reorganize and refocus all fundraising efforts. From advancing our Felician mission to organizing alumnae events, the Institutional Advancement Office has been actively involved in Immaculate Conception High School’s past, present, and future.
The Institutional Advancement Office will implement a strong culture of philanthropy where school leaders and all constituents will understand their role and feel compelled and inspired to participate in all development efforts. Building the culture of philanthropy begins in the Enrollment/Admissions’ Office with new parents and continues into the Institutional Advancement Office with alumnae, friends, and all community members.
With your support we can continue to provide our students endless opportunities and we ask that you help us carry out our mission by making a donation to the ICHS Tuition Assistance Fund. Your completely tax-deductible gift will directly impact the young women we serve.
To learn more about Immaculate Conception High School’s inspiring giving opportunities, please contact us at 973-472-7231 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support, passion, and commitment to our students.
Dr. Sony M. Baker, Grants and Major Gifts Officer Consultant