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Mr. David Fahey '99 to Assume Role of Interim Director of Institutional Advancement in 2021-22 School Year

Pingry is excited to announce that current Director of Operations, Safety, and Strategic Initiatives David Fahey '99, P '33, has accepted the role of Interim Director of Institutional Advancement.David M. Fahey '99

Mr. Fahey, Pingry Class of 1999, Boston University graduate, Rutgers Law School graduate, and soon-to-be Rutgers Business School graduate, will take on the role of Interim Director of Institutional Advancement at the close of the 2020-21 school year, when his longtime friend, colleague, and current Director Allison "Allie" Brunhouse '00, P '31, will pass the baton and continue her Pingry legacy as a proud alumna and parent. Pingry recognizes the tremendous impact Mrs. Brunhouse has had on our community throughout the years and is confident not only that she has laid a solid foundation for Mr. Fahey, but also that Mr. Fahey possesses the unique and relevant experience required to thrive in his new role.

"Coach Fahey," as he is known in the hallways of our Basking Ridge Campus returned to our community in 2011 after practicing law. A staunch proponent of teamwork and team-building, he has demonstrated his abilities on this front not only in his role as Associate Head Coach of the Boys' Varsity Soccer Team for more than a decade, but also in his design, creation, and buildout of the Pingry Operations Department over the last five years, and in his work with the Advancement team during the School's Blueprint for the Future capital campaign, on the heels of our sesquicentennial celebration.

In addition to the aforementioned accomplishments, Mr. Fahey also previously served as Director of Alumni Relations and Senior Major Gifts Officer for Athletics. During that time, he partnered with colleagues to grow the Pingry Fund's year-over-year performance and to manage the fundraising efforts for the Miller Bugliari '52 Athletic Center.

Among many other initiatives he has undertaken at Pingry, Mr. Fahey helped introduce Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), creating a systematic way for his colleagues and the School to identify strategic risks, formulate plans to increase the likelihood of success in risk-taking, and or mitigating the myriad of actual and potential risks inherent in the business of operating an organization as sophisticated as Pingry. Additionally, in efforts related to Pingry's pandemic response, he worked with a team of cross-disciplinary staff members to ensure a safe return to school for Fall 2020, including the implementation of weekly COVID-19 testing, establishment of Pingry's contact-tracing team, overseeing the development of Pingry's proprietary COVID-19 dashboard, and collaborating with Rite Aid Pharmacy to roll out a vaccination program for students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public.  

"I'm excited, in this new role, for the opportunity to continue to do what I have always tried to do, which is contribute in the best way I can to the success of the School," Mr. Fahey said. "I hope to be a great teammate and leader for a group of incredibly smart, dedicated, and giving people who care about the school like I do, and help them in their efforts to further elevate Pingry and maximize the School's impact on the world." 

Congratulations, Mr. Fahey! We look forward to witnessing your continued successes unfold at Pingry.


Contact: Destiny Esper, Communications Manager,