I spent twenty-five years of my forty year career in Catholic education as a fund-raiser - Director of Development is usual term, or more the MBA school of B.S. nomenclature Director of Institutional Advancement. Either term means 'the person who makes calls on people to make donations.'
Calls mean pitches to potential donors that involve matching Mission to Operations.
You state -"Here is what we stand for" and through a series of infinitives:
- To expand its ability
- To provide a quality Catholic education
- To instill the virtues of
- To prepare students
attempt to match mission to peration . . . and all that jazz. This is followed by a representation of programs and activities, budget, financials and needs assessment and the ask. The ask is usually in keeping with the need, but it was my happy experience that the give often exceeded the ask.
Dick Durbin did not happen over night. He needed time and a lack of attention.