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MCS Advancement Office

In the summer of 2016, Manhattan Country School changed the name of its Development Office to the Advancement Office. The new name more accurately reflects the work of the department and is in line with the nomenclature used among independent schools.

The MCS Advancement Office is responsible for the school's:

  • outreach to current parents, alumni, parents and grandparents of alumni, and friends of MCS
  • fundraising, including the MCS Fund
  • website, social media channels, and print and online publications
  • media outreach
  • special events, including Farm Festival and Big Night Out!

Meet the Advancement Team

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Matilde Gonzalez

Database and Advancement Coordinator
B.B.A. City College of New York
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Matilde Gonzalez

Database and Advancement Coordinator
B.B.A. City College of New York
Hometown: New York, New York

Joined MCS in 2016

Prior Work Experience: Development Support Analyst, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

I work at MCS because...it resonates with my soul.
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Nancy Hsu

MCS Fund and Special Events Manager
B.A. Barnard College
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Nancy Hsu

MCS Fund and Special Events Manager
B.A. Barnard College
Hometown: Queens, New York

Joined MCS in 2011

Prior Work Experience: Membership and Program Affairs Director, Network 20/20

Hobbies: Event planning, traveling, exploring the great outdoors, board games and eating

I work at MCS because...its values and very existence are vital to the thriving of New York City and our nation as a whole.
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Akemi Kochiyama

Director of Advancement
B.A. Spelman College
Ph.D. (c) City University of New York Graduate School
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Akemi Kochiyama

Director of Advancement
B.A. Spelman College
Ph.D. (c) City University of New York Graduate School
Hometown: New York, New York

Joined MCS in 2008

Prior Work Experience: Grant Writer, Japan Society; Researcher, Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Civil Society; Paperback Marketing Coordinator, Scholastic Inc.

Hobbies: Bike riding

I work at MCS because...the program, community and educators here inspire me.
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Angela Johnson Meadows

Communications Director
B.S. Florida A&M University
M.A. New York University
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Angela Johnson Meadows

Communications Director
B.S. Florida A&M University
M.A. New York University
Hometown: Rochester, New York

Joined MCS in 2014

Prior Work Experience: Content Director, Diversity Best Practices; Manager of Diversity Programs, American Association of Advertising Agencies; Assistant Managing Editor, DiversityInc

Hobbies: Photography, cardio kickboxing, watching documentary films and exploring New York City with my husband and young son. 

I work at MCS because...its mission aligns with my personal and professional commitment to diversity and inclusion. It's the kind of school I wish I could have attended as a child.