• Meet the Team

     

    Sandi

    Sandi White, Director of Development
    Sandi White is not new to Villanova. Her daughter, Lexi, graduated from VPS in 2008. As parents, both Sandi and her husband were actively involved in the school’s fundraising efforts. Sandi has an undergraduate degree in Education from Purdue University and a Masters in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage, Family Therapy from Cal State, Northridge. Sandi joins us from Thacher School where she worked as the campaign director for the development team. Sandi has been involved with non-profit fundraising for over 20 years and her work has centered around fundraising that specifically benefits families, to include young adults and students.

    Sandi may be reached at (805) 646-1464 ext. 118 or by email at swhite@villanovaprep.org.

    Leanne

    Leanne Blackwell, Associate Director of Development
    Leanne serves as the Associate Director of Development at Villanova managing the school's annual fund, running fundraising campaigns and supporting alumni programming. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications, specialized in public relations and advertising from California Lutheran University where she also completed her MBA in Marketing. Prior to Villanova, she worked for nearly four years in educational programming at Cal Lutheran’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership. Prior to working at Cal Lutheran, Leanne worked as a Digital Communications Manager at a local marketing and PR firm, designing full-cycle public relations and marketing campaigns. She also serves as the sophomore class moderator, working with student leaders to plan Homecoming and fun class-related events.

    Leanne may be reached at (805) 646-1464 ext. 175 or by email at lblackwell@villanovaprep.org

     

    Hope Cottam '14, Development Specialist

    Hope graduated from Villanova in 2014. Though she never expected to return to Villanova after graduating, she has found it to be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with her alma mater and help grow its community and culture.  Hope attended California State University, Channel Islands, where she obtained a Bachelor in Communications. She began working at Villanova in August of 2019 in the admissions office.  In January 2021, Hope was asked to work with our alumni and development department where she helps continue relationships with donors as well as with alumni.  Hope has found her highlight in development to be speaking with alumni and sharing the similarities and differences in their Villanova experiences, which has helped us increase our legacy attendance at Villanova. When Hope isn’t working she can be found spending time with her sisters, who are both Villanova graduates as well.

                                                             Hope may be reached at (805) 646-1464 ext. 179 or by email at hcottam@villanovaprep.org.

     

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    Tim Bunce, Alumni Relations & Resident Academic Faculty
    Tim Bunce works with both our alumni and current boarding students. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of the Pacific in English and communications as well as a master's degree in education from California Lutheran University. Prior to joining the Development Office, Tim was a member of our English faculty for over thirty years. In his current roles, Tim participates in alumni reunions and mixers, conducts alumni outreach, and provides academic support through our English Immersion with Support (EIS) program. His favorite Villanova tradition is a virtual tie between Wildcat Day, Baccalaureate Mass, and Graduation. Simply put, Tim believes Villanova is great because of our students, and if you visited his office you would find students who are curious, hard-working, eager, and talented.

    Tim may be reached at (805) 646-1464 ext. 166 or by email at tbunce@villanovaprep.org.