My Client Schools

Over the past 20 plus years working in advancement and development for independent schools, I've had the extraordinary privilege of working for the institutions below.

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    Most Recent Clients
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    Presidio Knolls School
    Mandarin immersion school (PK-7)
    San Francisco, CA

    "As a young and rapidly growing school, Barbara's guidance, wisdom, and insights have been invaluable to us. She quickly grasped our school culture and dynamics, and ensured that our mission and values continue to drive our decision-making. Her inspiring leadership and sage advice have been critical elements to our success and ongoing evolution from a start-up school to an educational institution, and we look forward to continuing to working closely with her. She is a consistently strategic thinker who has helped us professionalize our practice and both envision and actualize a very bright future for our school."

    Chris Livacarri
    Head of School
    Presidio Knolls School

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    San Diego French-American School
    Dual-language immersion school (Nursery-8th)
    La Jolla, CA

    "We contacted Barbara (who was highly recommended to us) and were able to quickly set up with her a thorough and much-needed advancement operation audit. Her process was very efficient, the price reasonable, and the results extremely valuable to us. Her turn-around time on the report and her overall availability and professionalism before, during, and after the audit far exceeded expectations. Highly recommend!"

    Mark Rosenblum
    Head of School, San Diego French-American School

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    Julia Morgan School for Girls
    All girls middle school (6-8th)
    San Francisco, CA

    "Barbara was an invaluable resource when JMSG chose to revive an annual giving campaign after several dormant years. She trained and encouraged board members as they successfully met with families; and was a great support for me as Head of School as we enriched a previous annual giving letter writing practice in a robust and ongoing way throughout the year.

    JMSG will continue to benefit as Barbara has given us a roadmap, not only including suggestions as we move forward, but also a practical timeline, sample letters, and conversation scripts for when we meet individually with families. I look forward to continuing to call on her expertise and highly recommend Barbara as a consummate advancement consultant."

    Sandra Luna
    Head of School, Julia Morgan School for Girls
    Oakland CA

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    Sage Ridge School

    College Prep Day School (4-12)
    Reno, Nevada

    "Barbara’s years of experience are evident and her commitment to helping her clients succeed is exceptional. She works as if it were her own campaign, with a dedication and character that wins the respect of those on the line."

    
Erin Mulvaney 
    AIM Campaign Co-Chair
    Sage Ridge School Board of Trustees

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    The Carey School

    Independent Day School (PK-5)
    San Mateo, California

    "Barbara is fantastic to work with. She is an expert at guiding your fundraising projects to yield many positive results."

    Tracy White-Urrutia
    Director of Development
    The Carey School

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    Sage Ridge School

    College Prep Day School (4-12)
    Reno, Nevada

    "Barbara’s years of experience are evident and her commitment to helping her clients succeed is exceptional. She works as if it were her own campaign, with a dedication and character that wins the respect of those on the line."

    
Erin Mulvaney 
    AIM Campaign Co-Chair
    Sage Ridge School Board of Trustees

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    The Carey School

    Independent Day School (PK-5)
    San Mateo, California

    "Barbara is fantastic to work with. She is an expert at guiding your fundraising projects to yield many positive results."

    Tracy White-Urrutia
    Director of Development
    The Carey School

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    Crystal Springs Uplands School

    Independent Day School (6-12)
    Hillsborough, California

    "I needed an objective and experienced thought partner to help craft a roadmap for major gifts while engaging our board in a prioritization and goal-setting exercise. Barbara has been indispensable in leading us through these efforts and much, much more."

    Betsy Berman 
    Chief Advancement Officer 
    Crystal Springs Uplands School

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    Marin Primary & Middle School

    Progressive School (PK-8)
    Larkspur, California

    "An amazing strategist, Barbara's ability to synthesize and weigh the oftentimes competing factors when helping us plan for the largest campaign in our school's history is unmatched."

    Andrew Slater
    Head of School
    Marin Primary and Middle School

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    Crystal Springs Uplands School

    Independent Day School (6-12)
    Hillsborough, California

    "I needed an objective and experienced thought partner to help craft a roadmap for major gifts while engaging our board in a prioritization and goal-setting exercise. Barbara has been indispensable in leading us through these efforts and much, much more."

    Betsy Berman 
    Chief Advancement Officer 
    Crystal Springs Uplands School

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    Marin Primary and Middle School

    Progressive School (PK-8)
    Larkspur, California

    "An amazing strategist, Barbara's ability to synthesize and weigh the oftentimes competing factors when helping us plan for the largest campaign in our school's history is unmatched."

    Andrew Slater
    Head of School
    Marin Primary and Middle School

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    Drew School

    Independent School (9-12)
    San Francisco, California

    “Barbara is the consummate advancement professional – something every member of the Drew community she interacted with agreed upon unanimously, and was reaffirmed by every interaction I had working with her.”

    David Frankenberg
    Head of School, Drew School

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    Rodeph Sholom School

    Independent School (N-8)
    New York City, New York

    “Barbara inherited a capital campaign launched at arguably the worst time in our economic history and managed to help ensure the success of this campaign against very difficult odds. Barbara has my strongest personal and professional recommendation.”

    Paul Druzinsky
    Former Head of Rodeph Sholom School

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    Drew School

    Independent School (9-12)
    San Francisco, California

    “Barbara is the consummate advancement professional – something every member of the Drew community she interacted with agreed upon unanimously, and was reaffirmed by every interaction I had working with her.”

    David Frankenberg
    Head of School, Drew School

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    Rodeph Sholom School

    Independent School (N-8)
    New York City, New York

    “Barbara inherited a capital campaign launched at arguably the worst time in our economic history and managed to help ensure the success of this campaign against very difficult odds. Barbara has my strongest personal and professional recommendation.”

    Paul Druzinsky
    Former Head of Rodeph Sholom School

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    Cheshire Academy

    Independent Day / Boarding School (6-12)
    Cheshire, CT

    “Working with Barbara Barron on stewardship projects was one of the most productive and successful relationships I’ve ever shared with a colleague.”

    Philip Moore
    Director of Marketing and Communications, Goodwin College

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    Harbor Day School

    Independent School (K-8)
    Corona del Mar, California

    “Barbara is a mentor to me on every level… She is a true team player and would be a tremendous asset to any organization.”

    Amelia Cortez
    Former Director of Development, Harbor Day School

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    Cheshire Academy

    Independent Day / Boarding School (6-12)
    Cheshire, CT

    “Working with Barbara Barron on stewardship projects was one of the most productive and successful relationships I’ve ever shared with a colleague.”

    Philip Moore
    Director of Marketing and Communications, Goodwin College

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    Harbor Day School

    Independent School (K-8)
    Corona del Mar, California

    “Barbara is a mentor to me on every level… She is a true team player and would be a tremendous asset to any organization.”

    Amelia Cortez
    Former Director of Development, Harbor Day School

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    The Athenian School

    Independent School (6-12)
    Danville, California

    “Her greatest strengths for this facilitation work are her deep understanding of academic culture, superb listening skills, organizational know-how, and a great sense for what motivates people.”

    Allie Rowe
    Director of Advancement, The Athenian School

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    Watkinson School

    Independent Day School (6-12)
    Hartford, Connecticut

    “During over 40 years of work as a school head and board president… Barbara Barron is my all-time first choice as most inspiring and effective leader in the advancement field.”

    Charley Todd
    Former Head of School, Watkinson

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    The Athenian School

    Independent School (6-12)
    Danville, California

    “Her greatest strengths for this facilitation work are her deep understanding of academic culture, superb listening skills, organizational know-how, and a great sense for what motivates people.”

    Allie Rowe
    Director of Advancement, The Athenian School

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    Watkinson School

    Independent Day School (6-12)
    Hartford, Connecticut

    “During over 40 years of work as a school head and board president… Barbara Barron is my all-time first choice as most inspiring and effective leader in the advancement field.”

    Charley Todd
    Former Head of School, Watkinson

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