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Julia Thomas ’07, LD’15

Director of Annual Giving

Julia returned to her alma mater to serve as director of annual giving in 2015. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Georgia. Prior to her work in Darlington’s Advancement Office, Julia was an intern here and also spent two years as an annual giving officer at the University of Georgia School of Law. She had additional internships in Zoo Atlanta’s Advancement Office and in Congressman Paul C. Broun’s District Office. In college, Julia volunteered as a student telefundraiser and was named a Consistent Top 5 Caller for raising over $50,000 per year.

College Education
B.A. University of Georgia

Episode 93: A Chat with Kate Flory ('17)

January 19, 2023
In this episode, Director of Annual Giving Julia Thomas ('07, LD '15) chats with Kate Flory ('17) about her Darlington experience, her college and career journey and how she continues to give back and stay plugged into Darlington. 

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Episode 63: A Chat with Thomas Bethel

June 23, 2022
In this episode, Julia Thomas ('07, LD '15) chats with Thomas Bethel, Darlington parent and member of the Board of Trustees. They discuss Bethel's involvement at the school, and he encourages other parents and community members to get involved. He goes on to share about his career and offers to be a resources for Darlington students and alumni who are interested in pursuing a career in banking.

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New Donor Spotlight: Olivia Drake ('17)

Upper School | Julia Thomas '07, LD'15, February 4, 2022
Hear from Olivia Drake about her Darlington experience and making her first gift to The Darlington Fund during last year's Giving Day!

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Episode 43: A Chat with Alex Murray ('02)

February 3, 2022
In this episode, Julia (Douglas) Thomas ('07, LD '15), director of annual giving, chats with Alex Murray ('02) about his Darlington experience, his career journey in the entertainment industry, and the school's Darlington Connects program.

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Back for Round 2: Giving Day 2022!

Upper School | Julia Thomas '07, LD'15, February 1, 2022
We are excited to announce that our second annual Giving Day will take place on Thursday, Feb. 10, which would be the 173rd birthday of J.J. Darlington, the teacher after whom our wonderful school was named. 

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Podcast Episode 36: A Chat with Megan Ware ('09)

December 16, 2021
In this episode, Julia (Douglas) Thomas ('07, LD '15), director of annual giving, chats with Megan Ware ('09), executive pastry chef for three local restaurants, about her Darlington experience; her career, including a recent appearance on the Food Network; and the school's Darlington Connects program.

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Swans named during Darlington’s first crowdfunding campaign

May 2, 2018
Darlington’s year-round residents of Silver Lake, the swans, are now named for the school's founders thanks to the generosity of many during Darlington’s first crowdfunding campaign.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Brooke Brinson ('88, LD '14)

Alumni | Julia Thomas '07, LD'15, October 17, 2017
Volunteer Spotlight is an ongoing blog series that features interviews with a variety of Darlington alumni about their careers, the impact their Darlington experience had on their lives, and how and why they serve the school as a volunteer. I am excited to share this Q&A with Brooke Brinson ('88, LD '14).

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Introducing The Darlington Fund

Advancement | Julia Thomas '07, LD'15, September 6, 2017
Changing the name from the Annual Fund to The Darlington Fund is the result of our extensive work on branding and strategic planning. The name represents who we are and what we are trying to accomplish for the school and our students.

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Why I Give: Thad Mathis ('10)

Advancement | Julia Thomas '07, LD'15, February 7, 2017
Thad Mathis ('10), young alum and fourth grade teacher, shares his appreciation for Darlington School.

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