Dear Parents, Alumni, Staff, and Friends,
I would like to share with you some news from Andy Hilton, our Director of Development.
In September, Andy will begin a new role at the intersection of annual fund and leadership gift fundraising at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Andy will be based in Hanover, working primarily with Tuck alumni in Boston and New York.
Andy has been a valuable part of our Aloha Foundation team since July 2017 when he joined us from Dartmouth College’s Advancement Office. In his time at the Alohas, Andy launched the 1905 Leadership Circle to recognize those who give $2,500 or more to the Annual Fund. Under his direction, more members have joined each year—and in 2022, 72% of the total $790,437 raised for the Annual Fund came from 1905 Leadership Circle members. Now successfully established, the initiative is well positioned to continue to grow in the future.
I am also thankful for Andy’s contributions as our chief Aloha ambassador, enthusiastic and indefatigable even when thwarted by a global pandemic. He has hosted numerous events on- and off-campus, gathered constituents for small group discussions in cities around the country, and travelled to all corners promoting Aloha’s programs and deepening relationships with our supporters.
Andy shared this reflection: “I am grateful for all I have learned from our community over the past six years, and for the caring and dedicated people I’ve gotten to know and work alongside. It has been a pleasure and privilege to connect with so many alumni, parents, and friends who passionately believe in and act on our mission to help people of all ages become their best selves. My family is blessed to be part of the Aloha community, and I’m excited to remain engaged as a camp parent.”
While we will miss Andy tremendously, we are glad he is not going far, and we look forward to seeing him thrive in this new capacity at Tuck.
Andy will continue to oversee Aloha Foundation business in his current role through the Lanakila Reunion in August and assist us with this important transition. Later this week we will be sharing this news with the greater Aloha community.
Please join me in thanking Andy for his service to the Aloha Foundation and wishing him the very best.
Vanessa Mendillo Riegler, Executive Director