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Director of Advancement Greenwich, CT

Greenwich Academy has named Amy O’Reilly Rizzi ’91 as its next director of advancement, effective July 2, 2018. An independent college-preparatory day school for girls and young women, Greenwich Academy seeks to foster excellence by providing a challenging, comprehensive educational experience grounded in a rigorous liberal arts curriculum. As director of advancement, Ms. Rizzi will report to Molly King, head of school, and provide strategic vision, leadership, and direction for all fundraising activities.

Ms. Rizzi will join her alma mater from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met), an institution she has served for over 20 years. Ms. Rizzi first joined the Met in 1997 in the president’s office before transitioning to a role in development the following year. Over the course of her tenure, Ms. Rizzi has held a variety of roles including deputy chief development officer for leadership gifts and deputy chief development officer for The Fund for The Met. In her most recent role as chief development officer for strategic operations, Ms. Rizzi has served as a member of the development office’s senior leadership team and has held responsibilities for the strategic planning, oversight, and progress of the Met’s fundraising initiatives. Ms. Rizzi began her career as a financial consultant for non-profits and high net worth clients at Cambridge Associates.

A dedicated and loyal alumna, Ms. Rizzi has served as a class agent for Greenwich Academy since graduation and is an active member of the reunion committee. She graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and earned a dual bachelor of arts in economics as well as history of art and architecture. Ms. Rizzi also earned a master of business administration from Columbia University.  

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