Interim Head of School - Paul Quick
Associate Head of School (Advancement) - John Carr
At Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA, John managed major and planned gifts and cultivated a transformational $50 million dollars to start and name a business school, one of the largest gifts ever for a liberal arts college. During his ten-year tenure at Oglethorpe, he also planned, directed, and secured leadership gifts that aided in the completion of a $50 million dollar campaign, 18 months ahead of schedule. In addition, he solicited leadership gifts ensuing $22.5 million dollars for its science center expansion.
In the independent school sector, Mr. Carr has successfully managed portfolios with hundreds of prospects, directed planned giving, capital campaigns, major gifts, events, and oversaw every aspect of development programs at highly-regarded schools across the country. At Savannah Country Day School in Georgia, he led a capital effort that received over $10 million in commitments and secured the largest gift in the school's history of $3 million. At the Hutchison School in Tennessee, he also secured the largest gift in that school's history of $2.5 million dollars outright and another $2 million planned. At Fort Worth's All Saints Episcopal School, John planned and directed an $11.6 million dollar campaign for construction of a new lower and middle school campus and secured a $5 million dollar endowment gift, another first in their school's history.
"I am so excited to join San Antonio Academy. The school's mission and the values for which it stands are very compelling to me and remind me of my own alma mater. During my visit, I was so impressed with the passion of everyone I met, and I look forward to working with such a great team. It's evident that SAA is poised to thrive and flourish, and I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the school's leadership to help further its mission. I am proud to become a Wildcat!"