Meet the Advancement Team

 

Laurie Hindley

Laurie Hindley, Director of Advancement

Laurie joined Hewitt in March 2018 from Dulwich College, an independent day and boarding school in London, UK, where she served as director of development for three years. Prior to Dulwich, Laurie worked at The American School in London for 10 years as director of alumni relations, director of annual giving, and director of capital and planned gifts. 

A graduate of Princeton University, Laurie began her career in education teaching history at Regis High School in New York City. A native of Long Island, she is delighted to be exploring New York with her English husband and their two young children. Laurie's daughter is a member of Hewitt's Class of 2031.

Emily Bruner

Emily Bruner, Senior Associate Director of Advancement and Director of Annual Giving

As a girls school alumna herself, Emily was delighted to join Hewitt's advancement team in August 2015. Emily focuses on Hewitt's Annual Fund, and together with many dedicated volunteers works to engage families, alumnae, faculty, and staff to support our school.

Emily began her career in the startup world, working in sales at LivingSocial. She then served as the assistant director of annual giving at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia. Her three years at SSSAS instilled in Emily a passion for fundraising, volunteer management, and independent schools. Emily received a B.A. in strategic communications with a minor in American studies from Elon University. 

Glenn Schwitter 

Glenn Schwitter, Major and Planned Gifts Officer

Glenn joined the Hewitt advancement team in February 2019. His career has focused on independent school fundraising in the areas of annual giving, major giving, planned giving, and capital campaigns. Glenn will continue this professional outreach while serving as Hewitt's major and planned gifts officer.
 

Raised on Long Island and in New York City, Glenn ventured to the midwest to attend Northwestern University. He later earned his M.B.A at Columbia University. Glenn and his partner enjoy taking advantage of all New York has to offer, especially the city’s theaters, museums, and restaurants, and they can often be found on the tennis court playing mixed doubles.

Kelsey Rodriguez

Kelsey Rodriguez, Associate Director of Events and Parents' Association Liaison

Kelsey joined the Hewitt advancement team in November 2014. In addition to managing all school-wide events, including the annual Benefit, Kelsey also works closely with Hewitt’s Parents’ Association. 

Prior to working at Hewitt, Kelsey served as the events manager at SUNY Purchase College, where she ran events for the admissions department and oversaw the tour guide program. Kelsey first discovered her love of education and event management while working in the development events office at The University at Albany (SUNY), where she earned a B.A. in psychology with a minor in education, and an M.S. in higher education administration.

Sebastian Doherty

Sebastian Doherty, Advancement Coordinator

Sebastian works behind the scenes on the advancement team, helping achieve Hewitt’s Annual Fund and Capital Campaign goals. Since joining Hewitt in 2016, Sebastian’s passion for education has fueled his work to ensure that each student has the resources she needs to pursue her purpose and develop her own unique voice. 

Previously, Sebastian was a program assistant and adjunct faculty member at New York University. He has a B.A. in English literature from Metropolitan State University of Denver and an M.F.A. in poetry from NYU.