FVS welcomed Jesse W. Fortney as the director of advancement in July 2017. In this role, he works closely with the Admission and Financial Aid Office, Development and Alumni Office, and Marketing and Communications Office. He has a B.Ed. in education from the University of Hawai`i and an M.A. in educational administration from Bowling Green State University. Moving back to Colorado and again being part of a living and learning community was important to Jesse and his family. He and his wife, Marsha, have two children—Bradyn '20 and Lainey '25—and they live on campus.
Kate (Faricy) Maiurro graduated from Fountain Valley School in 2000 and, after graduation from the University of Kansas in 2004, returned to Colorado Springs where she spent two years participating in the Fellowship Program at El Pomar Foundation. Upon completion of the leadership and professional development fellowship in 2006, Kate returned to FVS where she worked as the associate director of admission and director of financial aid until 2012. Kate joined the Advancement Office in 2012 and serves as the deputy director of advancement, primarily responsible for annual giving and parent engagement. Kate thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to engage alumni and their families in the FVS community and is here for any/all questions parents may have. Kate lives off campus with her husband, Peter, and their daughters, Elizabeth and Josephine.
Jeanne works closely with fellow co-director of communications Laura Fawcett to oversee all aspects of FVS communications and marketing. She has more than 25 years of editing/writing/marketing experience for national companies and organizations. Past projects include writing Olympic bid books for two U.S. cities. Her son Henry is a 2008 graduate.
Brittny has recently joined the Advancement Office as an administrative assistant. She helps the entire team, including Head of School William Webb, with any challenges and tasks they may have. Before joining Fountain Valley, she worked at Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado Springs assisting soldiers who are transitioning to civilian life.
Brittny graduated high school in The Netherlands and has traveled to many places in North America and Europe. Originally from Washington, she loves her Seattle sports and goes home to visit family whenever she can. Brittny enjoys spending time with her family, including her two wonderful dogs, Kiefer and Bella.
Sheila manages the Advancement Office's donor prospect development and moves management function. She works closely with the School's fundraising staff on devising and documenting cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies; she also ensures that proper systems and data maintenance are in place to support these activities. Prior to FVS, she spent 13 years at U.S. Figure Skating as the advertising manager for the organization’s official publication, SKATING, and as the corporate sponsorship assistant servicing nine corporate partners.
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