Bishop Stang High School hires new director of advancement

Jennifer Golden

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. — Bishop Stang High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Jennifer (Markey) Golden as the school’s next Director of Advancement. 

President/Principal Peter Shaughnessy said: “Jennifer Golden brings tremendous advancement experience, expertise and a passionate commitment to our mission in her new role as Director of Advancement. Golden will be a key leader in implementing the school’s strategic plan goals to enhance the student experience, maintain an affordable tuition, upgrade facilities and promote alumni engagement. As an alumna, Golden is an exemplar of our mission to excel in learning and life and will take our advancement efforts to new heights.” 

Golden, an alumna from the Bishop Stang Class of 1986, brings extensive non-profit development experience to this position along with a deep understanding of and connection to the Bishop Stang community. For the past five years, she has served as Advancement Officer for Bishop Stang and prior to that directed the development efforts at GiftsToGive and YMCA Southcoast. Golden is an avid volunteer and serves on boards of local organizations in support of Greater New Bedford.

“I am honored to be selected to expand my role at Bishop Stang High School where I have a substantial history,” she said. “In 1957, my grandparents were four of the thousands of donors who believed a new Catholic high school should be built to develop faith and provide strong academics for young people in the Fall River Diocese. I have significantly benefitted from that initial investment, and have been an active part of the Bishop Stang family for the past 40 years — as a sibling, student, alumna, cousin, donor, friend, aunt, sports fan, music and theater patron, parent, volunteer, employee, and most recently a parent of alumni.”

Golden earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of the Holy Cross, a Juris Doctor from UMass Law School and is a member in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar Association. She lives in New Bedford with her husband, Dennis, and their five children and is a parishioner at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish.

“Bishop Stang is a vital asset to the Fall River Diocese, and to the broader community where our alumni further the school’s mission to ‘make known the goodness of God’ as they go out in the world to work, serve and lead,” Golden added. “I look forward to deepening my connection to the incredible people that make up the past, present and future of Bishop Stang by assuming the position of Director of Advancement at Bishop Stang.”

Diocese of Fall River
Catholic Schools Alliance
423 Highland Avenue
Fall River, Mass. 02720

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