As a seasoned education-based fundraiser, Mr. Turpin stated, “After speaking with Joey and Scott it was clear that Distinctive Schools was the perfect fit for me. I am excited to build the fundraising program for Distinctive Schools and provide additional resources for teachers to continue their great work. Being able to shape a program from the ground up is an exciting challenge and I can’t wait to get started. I look forward to using the skills I have learned over the course of my career to help Distinctive Schools serve as many children as possible!”
Mr. Turpin will begin to set goals to fund Distinctive Schools’ Chicago, Minnesota, and Michigan managed campuses with creative fundraising strategies in 2017 and beyond. He brings a unique and impressive track record having gained experience in donor relations, annual giving, and major gifts. He comes to Distinctive Schools after six years working in development at the University of Chicago. Prior to The University of Chicago, he worked for Chicago Run implementing running programs in Chicago Public Schools. Binding together with the Distinctive Schools team, Mr. Turpin will work to provide even more opportunities to ensure high performing learning environments for its students, families and communities.
Welcome to the team, Robert!