[Episcopal Divinity School – Press Release] Episcopal Divinity School is happy to welcome Christopher Hartley as its new vice president of institutional advancement. Hartley has been the interim director of institutional advancement at EDS since June 2012.
Hartley brings more than 20 years of experience in the development field to EDS, most recently as the interim director of marketing communications at The Greater Boston Food Bank. Prior to that position he was executive director of institutional advancement for the MGH Institute of Health Professions, where he oversaw fundraising, marketing, and public affairs for the 1,000 student graduate school in health sciences founded by Massachusetts General Hospital.
There he developed the school’s first integrated strategic marketing plan across publications, advertising, and online platforms and received a number of awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District 1, including a 2010 Gold Communication Award for website design.
Hartley began his career in nonprofit fundraising in Los Angeles, where he headed development for a local food bank and for Project Angel Food, a community organization providing hot meals to homebound persons living with HIV and other critical illnesses.
“I’m thrilled to be working for an organization that has been at the forefront of so many social justice and inclusion issues since its founding,” said Hartley. “EDS is a vibrant, contemporary community with a rich history, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
Episcopal Divinity School was founded in 1974 from a merger of Philadelphia Divinity School (founded 1857) and Episcopal Theological School (founded 1867). Located just outside Harvard Square, EDS is a member of the Boston Theological Institute, a consortium of ten eminent theological schools, seminaries, and departments of religion.