Sixty independent school advancement and admission officers from the Northeast gathered at Princeton University last week for the second annual Advancement Collaborative for Independent Schools (ACIS) conference.

The two-day conference included presentations on marketing and communications, annual and major gift fundraising, planned giving, enrollment management, financial aid, and public speaking. The conference directors were joined by several independent school and college fundraising, admission, and communications guest presenters.

The conference was organized by directors Anne Seltzer of Anne Seltzer Development Strategies; Andrew Hamlin, The Hun School’s Assistant Headmaster for Advancement; and Kelly Dun, Princeton Day School’s Director of Admission and Financial Aid.

“We are honored to serve the independent school community by providing this unique professional development opportunity - and delighted that the conference has grown to full capacity in just our second year”, noted Andrew Hamlin on behalf of the conference directors.

ACIS is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS), and according to Executive Director Carole Everett, “NJAIS was happy to work in partnership with the Advancement Collaborative (ACIS) in offering this exceptional opportunity for independent school leaders. It is a very well- managed and relevant conference directed by three highly experienced and well- respected independent school professionals. I have every confidence that it will continue to be an invaluable professional growth opportunity for school administrators in the years ahead.”