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Julie Lucas '97

Chief Advancement Officer

Julie (’97) joined Darlington's Advancement Office in 2007 and was named chief advancement officer in 2016. Previously, she has served as director of development, director of giving programs and campaign director for Darlington's Second Century Campaign. Julie holds a B.A. in Communication from Loyola University New Orleans. She and her husband, Sam (’97 LD '13), have two children, Wilson ('28) and Hudson ('31).

College Education
B.A. Loyola University New Orleans

Podcast Episode 3: A Chat with Marie (Hodge) Gordon (’99, LD ’12)

April 15, 2021
Welcome to Episode 3 of The Darlington Podcast! In this episode, Darlington's Chief Advancement Officer Julie Lucas will be talking with Marie (Hodge) Gordon ('99, LD '12), director of communications for the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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Darlington Connects

Alumni | Julie Lucas '97, July 21, 2020
Every one of us has countless Darlington connections, especially in the work world. So, Darlington’s Advancement Office, in partnership with the Alumni Council, has established a new program, Darlington Connects, to support our entire school community.

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Hughes to serve as advancement services officer

July 19, 2019
Chrissy Hughes has joined the Darlington Community as advancement services officer, overseeing all gift entry and reporting and database management for the school. 

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Darlington is well represented in Leadership Georgia's class of 2019

February 5, 2019
Julie Lucas (‘97), chief advancement officer for Darlington, and Marie (Hodge) Gordon (’99, LD ’12), Alumni Council member and class agent, have been selected to participate in Leadership Georgia's class of 2019.

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Raymond joins advancement staff

January 10, 2019
Carson Raymond has returned to the Darlington Community to serve as director of major gifts in the Advancement Office. In this role, he will manage relationships with donors and oversee the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts.

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Darlington receives GOAL Advocacy Award

September 24, 2018
Darlington School recently received the Georgia GOAL Advocacy Award, which recognizes the institution that has displayed the most passion and perseverance when appealing to legislators to preserve, protect and expand this opportunity.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Lauren Ledbetter

Advancement | Julie Lucas '97, March 19, 2018
Volunteer Spotlight is an ongoing blog series that features interviews with members of the Darlington community who give their time and talents to continue to make Darlington the school we all love.

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Crosswalk Confessions

Student Life | Julie Lucas '97, November 17, 2017
They say that integrity is doing what's right when no one is watching, and what I've observed during my morning crosswalk simply makes me proud.

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Get to Know: Julie Lucas ('97)

Communications | Jennifer Collins, October 13, 2017
It’s been 20 years since she graduated from Darlington as a boarding student, but Julie (Wilson) Lucas (‘97) just couldn’t stay away from the Lakeside! She travels far and wide to visit with Darlington alumni and is excited to welcome her friends back for Alumni Weekend!

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Darlington Fund off to a great start

October 5, 2017
As the school year began, the faculty and staff of Darlington School had already made their pledge to support The Darlington Fund 100 percent, setting the tone for another great year for the school. This was soon followed by full support from the Board of Trustees.

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