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!