Background: Emilie Henry has spent nearly 25 years as an advancement professional in social service and environment-focused non-profits, with the last 15 years being in independent schools. She currently serves as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, GA, and is responsible for leading development and communications operations at one of the country’s largest independent day schools. In her role, Emilie has successfully merged the School’s development and communications teams and streamlined processes and systems to create a strategic, performance-driven operation.
From leadership development and talent management to guiding and enhancing every aspect of advancement operations, Emilie has led successful fundraising outcomes for multiple non-profit institutions, with collective fundraising of over $350 million. At Westminster, her team has won multiple CASE Circle of Excellence awards, for both outstanding work in communications and fundraising initiatives.
Prior to Westminster, Emilie served as Director of Advancement at Trinity School and as Director of Development for Yellowstone National Park.
Emilie is an active CASE member and frequent CASE speaker. She serves as Chair for the CASE U.S./Canada Council, and is former Chair of CASE’s Independent Schools Leadership Group (ISLG), a consortium of the country’s top performing chief advancement officers. She also served on the faculty of CASE’s Summer Institute for Independent Schools for six years. When she is not focused on helping donors realize their philanthropic goals, she is passionate about spending time with her family, travel, reading, yoga, and cycling to nowhere on her Peloton.